Colorado in Mud Season

The Perils of Mud Season

In the Colorado Rockies they will tell you there are three seasons, Winter, Summer and Mud Season.  Mud Season occurs twice each year and anywhere else would be referred to as Spring and Fall.  We have travelled to the Rockies in both Mud Seasons. 

The pros of Mud Season are all related to the lack of people.  No need for dinner reservations.  No crowds to fight off.  The paid parking is free.  Time share exchanges require minimal points.  Hotels and resorts can be booked at cheap rates. 

The cons of Mud Season are all related to business closures.  Many businesses close for all or part of mud season. 
Open and Closed for Mud Season
So while there is no wait for dinner, the choices are limited. 

There are, however, still many things to do during Mud Season. There are literally miles and miles of paved bike trails that can afford long or short walks or bike rides.  White water rafting can be booked in the fall Mud Season.  Jeep and 4×4 tours can be booked.  You can self drive a scenic tour.

Jeep Tour Mud Season
So, it is up to you. Personally I will continue to travel during Mud Season.

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2 responses to “Colorado in Mud Season

  1. Susan and I are Colorado residents and enjoy traveling the 3 hours or so to Eagle County to enjoy Mud Season. Agave Resturant in Avon serves a dynamite margarita on their 3-5pm Happy Hour. Couple that with the ability to order off their lunch menu until 4:30 makes for a great early dinner. Also lots of great 2-fers are available in Summit County. Best spa deal is a $99 complete day spa experience at the Westin Riverfront Resort in Avon.

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