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Running in Colorado – Run Wild in the Rocky Mountain State

Are you ready to embark on a running adventure that will leave you breathless? Look no further than Colorado, the ultimate playground for runners seeking rugged trails, majestic mountains, and breathtaking vistas. Lace up your shoes, feel the mountain air fill your lungs, and immerse yourself in the running wonderland of the Rocky Mountain State.

When To Run in Colorado

Colorado’s diverse climate and varied landscapes offer a multitude of running opportunities throughout the year. Spring and summer bring vibrant wildflowers and mild temperatures, perfect for exploring the alpine trails of the Rockies. Fall paints the mountains in a tapestry of fiery colors, creating a stunning backdrop for your runs. And when winter arrives, embrace the snowy wonderland and experience the exhilaration of running on crisp, glistening trails. No matter the season, Colorado’s ever-changing beauty will inspire and invigorate your running adventures.

The Must-Run Spots in Colorado

Prepare to be captivated by the remarkable running destinations that Colorado has to offer. Start your journey in Denver, the vibrant capital, and explore the city’s extensive network of urban running paths and parks. For a true wilderness experience, head to Rocky Mountain National Park, where the towering peaks, serene lakes, and lush meadows set the stage for unforgettable trail runs.

Don’t miss the iconic Maroon Bells in Aspen, one of the most photographed mountain scenes in North America, offering challenging trails amidst stunning natural beauty. These are just a glimpse of the countless remarkable spots that make Colorado a runner’s paradise.

Run Travel Events in Colorado – 2023

Companies offering run travel

Women’s Quest – Based in Boulder, CO, Women’s Quest curates women’s only adventure retreats all over the world. Their experiences include hiking, cycling, surf, yoga, and running.

Colorado Running Holidays


Threshold Expeditions – Catch the Sky! Colorado – August 11 – 16, 2023

This 100-mile loop in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado is the challenging run adventure you’ve been waiting for. High-altitude runs and long days meet reenergizing nights and great conversations.


Rickey Gates’ Hut Run Hut – The Migration – September 10 – 15, 2023

To explore Colorado during one of its most breathtaking moments (and we don’t just say that because of the elevation), try taking on Hut Run Hut. This six-day, one-hundred-mile, mountain running adventure takes you from Aspen to Red Cliff, CO. Average days will find you running 10 to 25 miles (15-40km) along the Continental Divide.

Colorado Running Camps


Running Mecca – Boulder Summer Training Camp – August 4 – 6, 2023

Come to one of the US running meccas to cap off your summer training in style with a weekend in the mountains of beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Train at altitude alongside a team of athletes and Olympic coach Luis Orta. In addition to great trail runs, there will be a focus on running technique and performance, with activities based on mobility, stretching, warm up, cool down, running form, strides, drills, race strategy, and mental strength.

Colorado Running Retreats


Run Your Heart Out – Colorado Couple’s Retreat – July 27 – 31, 2023

Stay tuned to hear more about this couple’s running retreat taking place along the trails of Rocky Mountain National Park.


Run Wild Retreats – Telluride Trail Running + Wellness Retreat – September 7 – 10, 2023

Take on Telluride’s unparalleled mountain beauty in this 4-day women’s only running retreat. In this unique aspen setting, you’ll work on mindful running, enjoy restorative yoga, and a touch of luxury with gourmet meals and spa time.

Running Potential Across the US

Colorado is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to running adventures in the United States. From the deserts and forests of Arizona to the coastal trails of California, and from the lush forests of Oregon to the charming streets of Maine, the entire country is a playground for runners. If you’re seeking more exhilarating running retreats, camps, or holidays, our expert guides on run travel have meticulously curated a collection of the most exceptional experiences across various states.

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders and diverse running landscapes that the United States has to offer, and let your running journey take you to new heights.

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