Why We Love Colorado—And You Should Too!

state-banner When it comes to outdoor recreation and endless opportunities to explore our beautiful Earth, Colorado is truly one in a million. We love Colorado for its many hikes, fourteener peaks, ski resorts, fishing rivers, and just pure, untouched beauty, but for anyone that knows Colorado, that is just common knowledge. So for all you non-Coloradans out there, let us explain why we love Colorado and you should too.

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  • Home to the most fourteeners (mountains that peak at or over 14,000 feet) in the country, 58 to be exact, at all different skill levels.
  • Boasts the world’s highest zip line at Royal Gorge Bridge & Park.
  • Has the longest auto tunnel, the Dwight Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel between Clear Creek and Summit Counties.
  • Houses the nation’s highest chairlift at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
  • Has the nation’s highest wine bar at Telluride Ski Resort.
  • Keystone Resort has the nation’s largest outdoor ice-skating rink.
  • 75% of Colorado has an altitude of 10,000 feet or higher.

Top Ski Resorts: iStock_000029937020_Small Colorado is home to some of the best ski resorts in the world, and with a high altitude and fluffy powder all ski season, it’s not hard to see why. From high-class resorts catering to travelers to classic, locally owned ski resorts, Colorado has a little something for everyone. Enjoy top-of-the-line terrain parks, speedy chairlifts, and diverse terrain covering each mountain. Check out some Colorado favorites:

  • Beaver Creek
  • Aspen/Snowmass
  • Breckenridge
  • Telluride
  • Winter Park
  • Vail
  • Steamboat Springs
  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Copper Mountain
  • Keystone
  • Crested Butte

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Best Hiking Trails: Maroon Bells And Pyramid Peak Reflection When Coloradans (and visitors for that matter) are not shredding the slopes in the off season, they are taking part in the next-best alternative: hiking and peak climbing. Even if you aren’t into the hardcore stuff like climbing fourteeners, there are still plenty of beginner hikes and nature walks to experience. Some of the best trails are listed below:

  • Boulder County: Longs Peak, Northwest of Denver
  • Canyon Loop Trail, near Boulder
  • Arapahoe Pass to Lake Dorothy, near Nederland
  • Lake County:Mount Elbert, near  Leaderville
  • Hikes around the Maroon Bells, near Snowmass
  • Mount of the Holy Cross, in Eagle County
  • Green Mountain Loops, near Boulder
  • Booth Falls, in Vail
  • Arapahoe Glacier, near Nederville
  • Garden of the Gods, near Colorado Springs

Views to Leave You Breathless: iStock_000002655377_Small Sure, each hiking trail in the Centennial State comes with spectacular views, but there are also some incredible views to be seen without the long hikes and hard work. Some of the more popular include:

  • Watching the sun rise or set at Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs
  • Trail Ridge Road offers almost dizzying views Rocky Mountain National Park
  • The Black Canyon of the Gunnison offers views down into the steepest and most narrow canyons near Montrose
  • Colorado National Monument offers the best views of red rock canyons and sandstone monoliths.
  • The San Juan Skyway goes through five mountain passes and is one of the most beautiful scenic passes in America.

There are dozens of more reasons to love Colorado, and those are just the beginning! The rest is up to you. So pack your bags, book lodging or pack the tent, and let your adventure begin. For help on planning the best Colorado vacation for you, don’t forget to consult with our Destination Experts!

Safe Travels,

The Mountain Reservations Team

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Sizzling Summer Sale– Save up to 35% TODAY

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It’s finally June, and that means it’s once again time for our annual Sizzling Summer Sale. Save up to 35% off some of our best properties in your favorite locations. From Colorado all the way to Lake Tahoe, there are dozens of vacation rentals just waiting to host some amazing vacations. Hiking, mountain biking, boating, fly-fishing, festivals, amazing restaurants, new cultures, and friendly people are just some of the best parts from these getaways.

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The MountainReservations Team

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Get your 2015 EPIC Pass Today!

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What do Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Park City all have in common? They are all part of Vail Resorts and are offering the famed EPIC PASS for the 2015-2016 ski season. Save big with the Epic Pass and have the ability to ski or snowboard at 13 of the country’s BEST ski resorts.

Only want to ski at a couple of them? No problem! With several varieties of passes available tailored to your needs, there is surely something to satisfy everyone. You can also enjoy discounted children’s and senior’s passes as well. So what are you waiting for? Buy you pass now before it is too late!

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Hello Summer Savings–Save up to 35%

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Winter is now over and summer is heading in full force, which means it is time to start dreaming of that perfect summer vacation! Now with our Hello Summer Savings event you can save up to 35% on your vacation rental, giving you extra money to spend on the vacation activities you love most. Enjoy the endless opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, boating, sun bathing, shopping, dining, and so much more when you escape into the mountains at some of our favorite resorts!

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The Mountain Reservations Team

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Book Early, Save Big– Up to 35%

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It is that time of year again, when one of our best promotions takes full swing to save you big time! Booking your summer vacation early never felt so good, and now you can save up to 35% on your vacation rental. All that extra money in your wallet will allow you more summertime adventures like hiking to some of the most scenic mountain views, fly-fishing in one of several year-round rivers, or boating on a crystal blue lake. No matter the destination or summertime desire, Mountain Reservations has you covered.

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The Mountain Reservations Team

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Embark on a Mountain Getaway to Jackson Hole, WY

Resting beneath the towering peaks of the Teton mountain range, Jackson Hole is the perfect mountain town, giving off the small-town feel many visitors crave. Summers in Jackson Hole are filled with hikes through the Tetons, fly fishing throughout the many lakes and rivers, white-water rafting through the Snake River, canoeing on Jenny Lake, and taking a day trip into Yellowstone National Park. The outdoor recreation opportunities are endless in Jackson Hole, as the destination is often referred to as an outdoor lover’s dream.

Mount Moran and Snake River from Oxbow Bend

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The Mountain Reservations Team

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End of Season Sale

It is time to plan the vacation you have been dreaming of all winter long…

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All winter long you have been imaging that perfect vacation, and all winter long you put the planning on the back burner. Now is the time to book that vacation, however, with one of our favorite events of the year–End of Season Sale! For a limited time save up to 40% on your next vacation rental and get out of the office and onto the slopes just in time for spring skiing! From California to Colorado to Canada, we have the perfect vacation destination for you!

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The MountainReservations Team

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Find the Best Lodging for You!

Going on a mountain vacation is always exciting, especially when you start thinking about all the amazing activities you will get to experience. Finding the perfect lodging, however, can be challenging in more ways than one. Depending on the type of experience you want, not all lodging is created equal. Visitors with children may want a suite-style room in a large hotel near town, whereas a couple’s retreat may be more suited for a chalet in the mountains. No matter the experience in mind, Mountain Reservations has you covered by grouping together lodging based on your needs! Begin the search below and get the most out of your vacation this season!

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Bluebird Days Sale–Save up to 40%

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Vacations should be anything but ordinary, and now for the month of February you can experience some of our favorite ski resorts while saving big at the same time! With our Bluebird Days Sale event, you can save up to 40% on our best destinations and have the ski vacation of a lifetime!

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Solitude Mountain Resort

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Located in the heart of Big Cottonwood Canyon, just 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, Solitude Mountain Resort is a true jewel in Utah, known as both a local and tourist favorite. Boasting diverse terrain for every skill level, no lift lines, and three powder-filled bowls, Solitude is the perfect ski resort for almost anyone.

Solitude is also close to Salt Lake City, letting visitors shred the slopes all day, and experience city life and world-class dining at night. Lodging is available at Solitude Resort, or at any of the locations near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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