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 3 Tips to Prepare Your Truck for Winter

Per the motto of House Stark, winter is coming. While winterizing any vehicle is important and includes the basics like testing your battery, topping off your fluids, and checking your heater, trucks need some special attention, especially if you plan to take them out for some joyrides in the snow. Make sure your Silverado or Colorado is ready for a Rocky Mountain winter with these helpful tips to prepare your truck for winter.

Prepare your truck for winter with these tips

It’s All About the Lube

If you want your truck to truly enjoy the longevity it was built to have, you’re going to need to spend some time lubing it up ahead of winter. Lube all the locks and door hinges, as well as the tailgate latch and spare tire mechanism.

Don’t Forget the Wax

Your truck can handle the extreme road conditions of the Rocky Mountain winter, so it’s likely you’ll leave your car in the garage in favor of your truck. With potentially increased use this winter, you’ll want to give your truck a good coat of wax on the paint and bright surfaces.

Take Care of Your Weather Stripping

Snow and freezing rain can “glue” your weather stripping together, which could make it difficult to get in your truck doors. Use a silicon product to treat the stripping.

Have more questions about winterizing your truck? Visit Mountain Chevy for winter service on your truck.