- Downhill skiing and snowboarding in Telluride There’s never much of a wait to take a lift up to the sweeping, groomed trails and challenging tree and mogul runs at this world-famous ski area, tucked among the highest concentration of 14,000-foot peaks in North America.
- Hiking the Colorado Trail Bike, hike, or photograph along the nearly 500 miles of volunteer-maintained trails traversing eight major mountain ranges, seven national forests, and six wilderness areas from Durango to Denver.
- Mountain biking in Crested Butte There’s a reason the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame resides here—the town is one of the birthplaces of fat-tire biking and it’s completely surrounded by up-close mountain scenery.
- Riding the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad This six-hour round-trip journey along the Animas River will take you back in time in trains mostly powered by coal-fired locomotives. The views include dramatic canyons and the sweeping panoramas of the San Juan National Forest.
FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More