Romantic experiences in the Colorado Rockies

Memorable places to visit in a state that has it all

by Adam & Megan

The US state of Colorado is filled with romantic backdrops and relaxing locations that are best enjoyed in a pairing, ideal for those looking to impress their significant other with a romantic break away.

From hot air balloon rides with magical mountain views to stargazing in designated Dark Sky Parks, look below for the most romantic places to visit in a state that has it all.

Kissing Camels

Snap a picture with the Kissing Camels, Garden of the Gods

Home to bright red and orange rock formations, Garden of the Gods is a wonderful place to experience mother nature’s greatest creation whilst enjoying a romantic picnic, hike or scenic drive. The national landmark is home to the famous ‘Kissing Camels’ rock formation, where travellers are encouraged to get up close and personal and kiss whilst capturing a photo that will last a lifetime.

Send love soaring with a Hot Air Balloon Ride, Lafayette

With so much natural beauty, Colorado is a destination that should be seen from the skies. There’s no better way to do this than with Fair Winds Balloon Flights. Conveniently located between Denver and Estes Park, the ride offers a colourful ascension over Boulder, whilst the hot air balloons dip and soar over lakes with magical mountainous views as the backdrop.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Find out if it’s written in the stars at a Dark Sky Park

Home to 10 International Dark Sky Parks and five International Dark Sky Communities, Colorado is the perfect place for couples to glimpse at the stars without pollution in the way. From Great Sand Dunes National Park to Ridgway, travellers can participate in Colorado Stargazing: Experience the Night, a self-guided stargazing tour that connects numerous locations known for their night skies and once-in-a-lifetime stargazing opportunities.

Glenwood Springs

Get steamy in the Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs

In need of some R&R? Glenwood Springs, which sits in the Rocky Mountains and is neighboured by enchanting turquoise waters in the vast White River National Forest, is a popular wellness hotspot with relaxing hot springs which aim to heal the mind, body and spirit. What’s more, the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop has added three more destination partners to the loop. Offering wellness and a chance to relax, the loop showcases the state’s premier hot springs destinations via self-guided itineraries which encourages visitors to explore 23 unique hot springs.

Lock in your love for one another in Loveland 

Nothing says romance like a destination with love at its very core. In Loveland, couples are encouraged to lock their love on one of the special bright red love lock sculptures throughout the town. Couples can then stroll around Loveland Museum Gallery before winding down at Sweet Heart Winery with a toast to a successful trip.

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