Everyone visiting Northern Colorado knows about Rocky Mountain National Park, and you can’t read about the region without hearing about craft breweries, but there’s a lot more to keep you entertained, including many Windsor day trips you won’t find in tourist guides.

With the area’s rich cultural resources and natural areas, there’s plenty to explore within a few hours of Water Valley. Explore the region like a local (or better than a local) with these overlooked Windsor day trips.

Red Rocks Park: It’s best known as a world-class music venue, but nestled in the Foothills next to Morrison, Red Rocks Park is a draw for naturalists as well. See more of the breathtaking rock formations while hiking and biking trails than you do from the amphitheater’s seats, or visit the Trading Post or Colorado Music Hall of Fame while you’re there. Make a day of it and enjoy some prehistoric wonders at Dinosaur Ridge, one of the nation’s best dinosaur-track fossil sites in the country.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings: All the archeological history of Mesa Verde, but without the drive, Manitou Cliff Dwellings are five miles west of Colorado Springs. Tour the ruins – including entering them and touching them – and learn about the mysterious history of the Anasazi who built them thousands of years ago. While you’re there, visit the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade for a dose of old-time midway fun.

Forney Museum Of Transportation: See how people have been getting from point A to point B for the past hundred years with a staggeringly large collection that spans stage coaches to single-engine airplanes. The Forney Museum of Transportation gathers old, rare and oddball vehicles to preserve them.

Rawah Wilderness Area: An impossibly scenic climax to an already stunning drive up Highway 14 west out of Fort Collins, Rawah Wilderness  and its Blue Lake is best in summer. With more than 90 varieties of wildflower documented in its 78,000-acre expanse, it’s a colorful and easily accessible (and much less crowded) alternative to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Vance Kirkland and Clyfford Still Museums: Fans of American abstract expressionism flock to these lesser-known art museums in the neighborhood of the Denver Art Museum. The Vance Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art collects major paintings by Denver’s most acclaimed painter as well as a collection of work by Colorado artists and a comprehensive collection of modern industrial design. Only a few blocks away, the Clyfford Still Museum houses Still’s massive catalog, putting some of the beguiling and imposing paintings on display.

Life at 55 Resort Apartments

Whether you’re looking for a great home base for Windsor day trips, a secure home for longer travels or a place that comfortable when you stay home and relax, 55 Resort Apartments at Water Valley is your perfect new home.

  • Social Events: You’re truly feel like you’re part of a community when you mingle with friends and neighbors at our scheduled members-only social events. From mixers in the tavern to excursions to Denver for Rockies games, you’ll have plenty of ways to stay busy.
  • Golf, Anyone? Add the optional Pelican Lakes Country Club membership to your 55 Resort Apartments at Water Valley experience and play 27 holes of golf, with golf-cart access directly from the property.
  • Lock and Leave: Your home is secure when head out on overnight adventures, with staff on site monitoring the property seven days a week. Neveris secure when head out on overnight adventures, with staff on site monitoring the property seven days a week. Never worry about coordinating utility and other payments with our simple, all-inclusive monthly billing.

Find your new home at 55 Resort Apartments at Water Valley. Call us at 833-LEASE-55 (833-532-7355) to schedule your tour or to receive more information, or visit our Contact page.

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