Being the highest altitude state in the USA, Colorado’s weather changes rapidly all year round. Despite this, one can still enjoy the amazing views, fresh snow, and the clean mountain air. Whether you’re visiting during the ski and snowboarding season or in the summer, there are a few tips which will make your trip more memorable.
The Right Clothing
You may plan to take a hike during a cloudless summer day, only to be met with thunderstorms and a downpour that leave you soaked. Colorado weather is unpredictable and therefore it’s important to pack clothes that you can layer easily. We recommend dressing in layers so that you are always ready for the rain or the sunshine. Pack a few extra pairs of boots since you may need them when walking through snow or ice.
Drink Lots of Water
Since you are at higher altitudes, it’s vital that you always stay hydrated. A great tip is drinking water early enough so that your body takes time to adjust before you begin the climb. The quantity differs, although essentially, you should drink twice your normal intake.
Limit Your Alcohol Intake
It may seem hard to drink less, with the tons of wineries and breweries in Colorado. However, keep in mind that alcohol tends to have a stronger effect on high altitudes so you may want to take it easy. It’s impossible to enjoy your vacation with a constant hangover and altitude sickness. If you can, avoid alcohol and tobacco on your mountain trip.
Check the Local Holiday Calendar
Colorado mountain towns always provide a full list of events and tourist attraction sites during the holiday seasons. You will not want to miss out on all the fun, ranging from holiday markets and concerts to food and wine festivals. We recommend checking out the local calendar online before making any travel plans.
Colorado is a great tourist destination, and as such, you may be caught up in the activities and fail to visit the local attraction sites. Create time to see the local sites and learn about their culture and heritage. Prepare your body for elevation. You will be at a different altitude from the one you’re used to. Therefore, have minimal plans for the first 24 hours to allow your body to adjust to the new environment.…