Bored in Colorado? Check out the 2014 Gazette Summer Fun Guide

By: The Gazette
May 17, 2014 Updated: June 30, 2014 at 11:44 am
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Santa's sleigh is up and running at the North Pole, the Colorado North Pole that is. A new ride at Santa's Workshop in Cascade features a zip line in Santa's sleigh. Riders are first pulled up 500 feet and then glide downhill at 30 mph. Baley Crippen and her mom, Christie Crippen, take a ride during the inaugural day of the ride on Friday, June 13, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Summer is here!

And Colorado is a summer playground for natives, residents and visitors from around the world.

The state, with its hot springs, fine dining and endless adventures, appeals to all five senses in so many ways.

Smell. Hear. Taste. Feel. See. Indulge in all that Colorado has to offer!

From the smells that so typify county fairs and rodeos to the feel of comfort at luxury hotels and nature at campgrounds. Taking some liberties because so many activities appeal to multiple senses, this guide is divided into five sections representing each sense.

SMELL

FLORAL TREASURE

Hot springs

Fairs and Rodeos

Spend some money - and maybe win some back

Wildflowers

HEAR

BASEBALL TUNES

Best places to scream

Fireworks shows

Five summer concerts not to miss

Music festivals

TASTE

BREWERYBLISS

Beer, wine and food festivals

Food festivals

Restaurants

Watering holes

FEEL

ADVENTURE TIME

Bike rides

Campgrounds

Hiking trails

Hotels

SEE

CAPTURE MAGIC

Art exhibits

Hit the road

Places to take a great photo

Shopping

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