Colorado is a favorite travel destination for outdoor adventures and scenic beauty, and the state wants to preserve these offerings for generations to come. Environmental considerations are top of mind for travelers now more than ever. Colorado continues to activate thoughtful new offerings and initiatives to stay ahead of the curve and protect its breathtaking natural landscapes and rich and diverse history and culture.

Colorado already is home to two U.S. cities powered 100% by renewable energy, meaning travelers to both Aspen and Glenwood Springs can enjoy a vacation with little carbon impact. Denver is consistently ranked among the most sustainable cities in the country.

Breckenridge and Vail are two of only three certified sustainable mountain resort destinations in the world and five Roaring Fork Valley tourism organizations have come together to launch The Roaring Fork Valley Destination Alliance (the first of its kind in Colorado) focusing on activities and programs that promote responsible travel. Vail Resorts reached 100% renewable electricity across all of its Colorado and North American resorts, and this success is part of the company’s Commitment to Zero effort to reach a zero net operating footprint by 2030.

As travelers explore The Centennial State this summer, the Colorado Tourism Office is making it easy to visit responsibly and to Do Colorado Right. The state’s award-winning educational campaign offers residents and visitors insights on how to enjoy the state while protecting its natural resources. From tips for traveling at off-peak times and using greener transportation options, to embracing the state’s Care for Colorado Leave No Trace Principles, including Trash the Trash and Be Careful with Fire, it’s easy to Do Colorado Right. Look for this campaign inside and outside of the state, including Denver International Airport, Colorado Welcome Centers and more.

Below is a sampling of low emissions travel options, ways to support local food and drink systems and places to be a part of the preservation of the state’s history and culture. Also highlighted are low-impact outdoor recreation and travel experiences, places to sleep sustainably and voluntourism opportunities to give back from across Colorado. Find more information about all of these responsible travel offerings and more on