New Year, New Road Trip: Winter Destinations Outside of Colorado

At Mountain Chevy, we know our customers love to pack up the truck or SUV and head out for Rocky Mountain hiking, skiing, kayaking, and snowboarding adventures, among others, so we thought it would be fun to recommend some great winter destinations outside of Colorado for you to all try this year. Here are our favorites:winter destinations outside of Colorado

  • Arizona wildflowers: By the end of winter, Arizona’s wildflowers are already in full bloom. Some of the best places to take them in include Lost Dutchman State Park and Picacho Peak State Park.
  • Sandia Peak: Take the tram up the mountainside for picturesque views of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the wintertime.
  • Jackson Hole: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is one of the best places to snowboard every winter. Be sure to check out Rendezvous Mountain for the largest lift-accessed vertical drop in the country at 4,139 feet.
  • Snowshoeing in Utah: Utah is one of the best states for snowshoeing, with several resorts throughout the state that have miles upon miles of terrain dedicated to snowshoeing. Resorts include Sundance Mountain, Cherry Peak, Alta Ski, Solitude Mountain, Park City, and Snowbasin.
  • Birdwatching in Nebraska: If you’re tired from the slopes and need a more tranquil escape, consider going winter birdwatching in Nebraska, as the state gets an abundance of bright eastern meadowlarks in the winter.

Happy winter adventures, and happy New Year!

Top 5 Destinations within 5 Hours of Rifle, Colorado

It’s no secret that Coloradoans are thrill seekers. As a whole, we like to get out and enjoy the outdoors—by boat, by bike, by vehicle, and by foot—no matter the season. If you live in Rifle, Colorado, and have recently purchased a new Chevy Equinox, Suburban, Tahoe, or Traverse from Mountain Chevrolet, chances are good you’re itching to take your new Chevy SUV outside of Rifle and explore the great state of Colorado. Here are the top 5 destinations within 5 hours of Rifle to take your new SUV for the ultimate adventure.destinations within 5 hours of Rifle in your 2018 Chevrolet EquinoxColorado River:

If you like canoeing or kayaking, there’s no better river than the Colorado, which starts in our great state and flows through other southwestern states into Mexico. In Colorado, the upper portion of the river is calmer, ideal for beginners. The best place to kayak or canoe might just be the Glenwood Canyon region, which is beautiful, and just 30 minutes outside of Rifle.

Colorado Springs:

The city of Colorado Springs, 4 hours outside of Rifle, has a number of outdoor activities and locations to visit, including zip-lining, visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, or going for a hike in Pikes Peak.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

Drive your new Chevy through Rocky Mountain National Park, 3 hours from Rifle, for scenic views and chances to spot wildlife. Be sure to stop by Bear Lake and Chapel on the Rock and try out the Emerald Lake Trail.

Denver:

The city of Denver, a 3 hour drive from Rifle, may have the faster city pace, but it also has plenty to do outdoors, including the Foothills Explorer Tour and a Sunset Hiking Tour.

Mesa Verde National Park:

About 5 hours outside of Rifle, this park features ancient ruins for the whole family to explore.

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