The 9 Best Retirement Activities in Colorado!

No matter your age, Colorado is an incredible place to be. However for the retired and senior community, it’s particularly special. Play some golf, take a scenic drive or tour through a mine or winery. You won’t be bored with these nine best retirement activities in Colorado.

1. Golf at the Broadmoor

Colorado has a number of incredible and scenic golf courses, but the two courses at the Colorado Springs-based hotel the Broadmoor are both popular and highly acclaimed. Perfect for seniors who are looking for a beautiful view and a well-designed course, you’ll love playing a round of golf at the Broadmoor.

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2. Take a walk through Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods is a popular tourist attraction in Colorado Springs. Drive through the scenic, mountainous park or walk the paved and gravel trails here. Hit up the Garden of the Gods during the early morning to avoid crowds and catch a view of a glowing Pikes Peak.

3. Drive up Trail Ridge Road

Enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park through a scenic drive on Trail Ridge Road. You’ll see wildlife and massive snow-capped mountains along the 48 miles of scenic road that traverses through the park, connecting the towns of Grand Lake and Estes Park.

4. Go RV camping

There are a number of secluded RV camp spots in Colorado, found in national and state forests. However if you’re looking for a spot with amenities, there are also plenty of RV parks and campgrounds too. One of the most scenic RV campgrounds in the state is Baby Doe Campground in Leadville, Colorado.

5. Go on a mining tour

If you’re a history buff, learn about Colorado’s mining history through a mining tour in Cripple Creek. This small mountain town isn’t just known for its many casinos, but also America’s only vertical shaft mine tour. Try your hand at blackjack or slots after an informative and unique underground tour through an old gold mine.

6. Tour a vineyard in wine country

Wine lovers will enjoy touring Colorado's rich wine country, which is located on the western slope of Colorado near Palisade and Grand Junction. There are a number of incredible wineries in this area, so there are plenty to choose from.

7. Telluride Mountain Village Gondola, Telluride, CO

View the scenic mountain town of Telluride through the Telluride Mountain Village Gondola. This gondola isn’t just for viewing the surrounding mountains but also a common mode of transportation. Since its free, many visitors and locals alike use the gondola to commute between the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village.

8. Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO

Take a walk through Denver’s beautifully-curated botanical garden. The Denver Botanical Garden offers the most colorful displays during the summer months but is lovely all year round. Luckily, seniors also get a discounted ticket here.

9. Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

There is no better way to spend a rainy day in Denver than at the Denver Art Museum. Seniors that visit this eclectic museum will be pleased to find a ticket discount. With rotating exhibits and new features, there is always something new occurring at the Denver Art Museum.

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