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Tips for a Rocky Mountain Vacation

It’s no surprise people have always flocked to Colorado for a getaway. With beautiful waterfalls, mountains, hot springs, and historical sights, Colorado is the vacation picked from a magazine. If you’re a seasoned traveler, you know the ins and outs of traveling here (like altitude sickness), but if you’re a first-timer, here are some things you should know first.

Yes, the altitude sickness. If you’re coming from flat land like Texas, Oklahoma, or Kansas, you’re sure to feel the effects. Some people don’t have issues, but some get headaches, a heightened level of thirst, fatigue, and nausea. While these symptoms typically only last a day or two, if you experience altitude sickness, drink lots of water and try to take it easy.

If you love the outdoors, you’re in luck. Colorado is famous for its skiing and snowboarding. For warmer days, it has plenty of places to whitewater kayaking, biking, canoeing, and so much more! There are beautiful hot springs in abundance, like the one we have right here in Ouray, CO.

Pack for multiple types of weather! The weather in Colorado can change very quickly, so pack for cold weather in the morning and moderate temperature for the rest of the day. Bring layers so you can be prepared for the very real weather shift. If you’ll be hiking in the mountains, bring winter gear as they stay snow-capped all year.

Colorado has hidden gems hidden across the entire state, and Ouray is no different. This town is full of beautiful places to dine, shop, and explore, not to mention the 5 historical landmarks and the best Ouray Colorado lodging the city has to offer.

Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs is waiting to be your next Ouray Colorado lodging location. Book now – adventure awaits! Reserve a room online or call 866.964.3708 with any questions.


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