Fun things to do on Colorado Day 2021

Colorado officially became a state on Aug. 1, 1876, and we think that’s something to celebrate.

In honor of Colorado Day, here are five ways to have the most Colorado-inspired day ever.

Take a hike

Scenic hikes abound in the Denver area and many are accessible to adventurers of all skill levels without compromising the views. Some of our favorites include Lookout Mountain, Matthews/Winter Park and North Table Mountain. Bonus: Staunton State Park’s “track chairs” program is back in action near Conifer for hikers who use wheelchairs.

Drink local

Colorado Day certainly calls for a toast, and local breweries are more than happy to satisfy. Try these five newly released beers, such as Epic Brewing Rocky Mountain Chai, a cream ale made with spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. Craving something stiffer? Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is throwing a party on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. with free distillery tours, libations and more.

Eat delicious Colorado fruit

Fruit stands are popping up all over the state and now is the time to indulge. Whether you’re looking to bake peaches, strawberries and melons into a pie or eat them as they naturally come, here’s your guide to Colorado’s bountiful harvest season.

Get your paddle on

Sunday Funday on the lake? Yes, please! There are more than 20 bodies of water near Denver and Boulder where you can put your kayak, canoe or paddleboard in — and don’t forget to bring your dog!

Toke some Colorado homegrown

Aug. 1 was also Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia’s birthday. Light up for both holidays with products from DANK Dispensary, one of our favorites. Looking for a deal? The Green Solution, with 20 locations statewide, is offering 20% off Nectarbee smokables, edibles, beverages and more to anyone who signs up for or is part of their membership program on Colorado Day.

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