Things to do in Colorado
We have just arrived in Eagle but not to a lot of fanfare. What strikes me about Eagle is the way in which this small town in Colorado carries on in its unassuming way, yet it has one of the most breathtaking backdrops in America. Rising high on both sides of I-70 the majestic peaks and valleys of the Rockies offer up some amazing outdoor adventures.
Trailing, hiking, white water rafting and all terrain biking are just a few of the outdoor pursuits which, according to locals, are the best in the United States. Don’t take their word for that, or mine come to that; come along and sample a few days to a couple of weeks of outdoor fun and adventure for yourself.
Don’t be tied to the hitching post
Staying at many of the fantastic places Eagle, you’ll have instant access to all the Eagle Colorado events on offer. Use this superb accommodation as a staging post for the ram-jammed schedule of events and festivals for which Eagle has made a name for itself. Fortunately we have arrived in the middle of the ‘free concert season’, the period of July and August every year when an abundance of free concerts, festivals and events in and around the local area are laid on.
Datenight Thursday in Eagle
Thursday in Eagle is a date you should mark in your calendar. If you are passing through you should seriously take the time to make an overnight stop over Thursday through Friday. A series of free to air music extravaganzas takes place through July and August. Every Thursday is an event night; fortunately, we have done this before so we know the schedule.
Eagle Town Park is the place to be on Thursdays at 6:30pm; lay your blanket on the ground, take a picnic and enjoy the festivities. A traditional picnic in the park accompanied by a diverse array of artists, bands, musicians and performers, all of whom will have you begging for an encore when the show is finished.
Golfers prepare to be tested
Sadly, every show comes to an end but that is no bad thing. There is more to Eagle than merely free concerts and events in the park. If you are into golf you can try your swing on the Disc Golf Course on the banks of the Eagle River. Enjoy 18 holes of unparalleled golfing with views to die for. With amazing 360 degree views of the Sawatch Range and Castle Peak, you’ll maybe wonder, while you’re playing a round, just what secrets the spectacular mountain backdrop is hiding.
Shoppers prepare to be tested
Flash the cash or have the plastic on standby; no vacation is complete without a cruise round the shops. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir to take home or some presents for family and friends, the shops in Eagle offer a wide range of choice, with many small independent stores catering in niche markets. You can even spoil yourself.
There are so many things to do in Colorado and in particular Eagle and the surrounding area, you’ll probably need more than a couple of weeks to cram it all in. Better still, make a point to come back to sample more of the stuff you just didn’t have time to see or do.