I get asked year round for advice on where to go on a girlfriend getaway in Colorado and I usually respond with, “It depends.” It depends on the type of women in your party; is your group filled with outdoor enthusiasts or would they rather shop till they drop? Or perhaps they want to do a bit of both?
Here are some of my suggestions for a Colorado girls getaway this summer that will make everyone happy and provide beautiful backdrops for adorable selfies.
Shopping girls trip
Steamboat Springs is one of my favorite mountain shopping towns. With a variety of shops and galleries and F.M. Light & Sons, one of the West’s most famous western wear boutiques, shopping in Steamboat is a real Colorado kind of affair.
If all that shopping makes you thirsty and hungry, check out Laundry Kitchen & Cocktails for the perfect happy hour.
From hot springs to hiking to shopping, Steamboat Springs make a great girls getaway destination.
Winter Park, Colorado has been my go-to spot for girls trips for the past couple of summers, in part because it’s a kick-ass summer festival town.
There’s a fun shopping area called Cooper Creek Square where we discovered an awesome consignment store and Peezie Marie where I picked up a fun pair of sunnies.
For tacos and fancy margaritas, hit Pepe Osaka’s Fish Tacos. Their strawberry/cucumber margaritas are the best.
For an outdoor adventure head to Winter Park Resort and ride the chairlift to the top of the mountains. You can’t go wrong with a great chairlift selfie.
Outdoor girls trip
If you’re looking for an outdoorsy adventure with your girlfriends, check out Ouray, Colorado. Spent the morning hiking the Ouray Perimeter Trail and the afternoon soaking at the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.
Yurts provide an opportunity to get into nature without having to pack or put up your own tent. Yurts are scattered across Colorado from Snow Mountain Ranch to the backcountry yurts run by Never Summer Nordic. For outdoor girls, a yurt trip just might be the perfect Colorado girlfriend getaway.
Farm loving girls trip
If you and your girlfriends want to cuddle with some farm animals during your weekend excursion, look no further than Mountain Goat Lodge in Salida. In addition to goats, this bed and breakfast with lodge room and retro campers, hosts yoga retreats.Goats and yoga – what could be better?
Gaia’s Farm & Gardens in LaPorte, Colorado just 15 minutes outside of Fort Collins, offers a charming bohemian bungalow for guests to rent. Gab the night away in the bungalow’s hot tub and enjoy communing with the farm’s many animals during your stay.
There you have it. An assortment of Colorado girls getaway options for you to consider this summer. And if you still have questions, just leave them in the comment section.