This summer, visitors to Colorado can expect to be wowed with exciting new travel experiences. Several highly anticipated new lodging properties will open their doors. That includes the Populus, the first carbon positive hotel in the U.S.

For those who enjoy comfort in the outdoors, Colorado will unveil new glamping opportunities including the Pagosa River Domes, the first geodesic dome resort in Colorado.

New outdoor adventures abound with new trails, guided experiences, anniversaries and events including Denver’s inaugural Outside Festival and Colorado Springs’ Downtown Summer Fest which celebrates the summer Olympics without the trip to Paris. From hot springs upgrades and sauna/cold plunges to new wellness retreats and spas, Colorado is the state of wellness. The state also welcomes new immersive arts and cultural experiences, celestial viewing opportunities and experiential trails and tours to help travelers explore off the beaten path. And to fuel before and celebrate after a day of Colorado exploring, exciting new dining and craft beverage concepts are springing up across the state including not-to-miss MICHELIN recognized restaurants.

As visitors explore Colorado, they are encouraged to “Do Colorado Right” and embrace the state’s interpretation of responsible tourism — showing care not only for destinations but for visitors and the people who call Colorado home. Following is a sampling of what’s new and trending in Colorado for the summer season ahead. For more information and travel ideas, visit