Colorado Travel Tips from Arrowhead
When traveling anywhere, it is always best to be prepared and have knowledge about the location(s) you will be visiting. We here at Arrowhead have seen a lot of guests from all around the world and have noticed a few tricks that might make your stay with us more enjoyable. Here are a few tips:
Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! – The Arrowhead Manor Inn & Event Center is located at 8,000 feet above sea level. Denver is at 5,280 feet, so we are a little higher up. High Altitude sickness is real, and can be terrible to endure while on vacation. The best advice that we can give you is to drink lots of water. Gatorade is good too because of the electrolytes, but sports drinks contain lots of sodium and other junk. We suggest SmartWater, it is water with electrolytes added. There are also powdered drink mixes specifically for high altitude, but it is pretty much just powdered sports drinks with acetaminophen. All in all, drink lots of water!!
Wear Sunscreen – What is worse than being sunburnt!? Even with a cloudy overcast, sun exposure can still happen. Also, keep in mind that when you are staying at Arrowhead, we are a lot closer to the sun than if you were on a beach. You don’t need much, a simple SPF 15 should do fine.
Pack for every season – We have seen 80 degree weather in December, and a blizzard in June. It must be hard to be a meteorologist in Colorado! Even if it’s summer time, make sure to bring a coat, preferably waterproof, it does rain. Red Rocks amphitheater is outdoors, and exposed to the elements. A rainy concert is very memorable, and still awesome, but nobody likes getting soaked.
Plan Ahead – It sounds silly, but it is true. You don’t want to spend your vacation time planning your vacation. Look for local restaurants and things to do so that you have plenty of options. Colorado has great festivals and events, from brewery tours to Food and Wine festivals. Check for road construction and update your GPS before you go.
Quick Car Check-up – If you are traveling by car, always check your fluids, brake lights, tire pressure, etc.. Nothing is more frustrating than being stuck halfway from your home and your destination. Take your vehicle to the shop or dealership of your choice and let them know you are planning a road trip, and you want a quick check-up. You would be surprised by how inexpensive it is, and how much peace of mind is worth.
Trip Insurance – It is better to have it and not need it, then to not have it, but need it! Lots of things can happen on a trip, whether it be a delayed flight, or even medical emergencies. Travel Insurance is a very smart idea to ensure your hard-earned money you have spent is not wasted. There are a lot of travel insurance companies, so it is hard to say who is best. Just make sure you discuss what the insurance covers.
We Hope that these Colorado travel tips help to make your vacation as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Please feel free to leave any comments or other tips that you have experienced in your travels. Thank you for reading! We look forward to seeing you soon!