Summertime trips to Colorado Springs are by far the most fabulous, in my opinion. However, packing for your summertime trip to Colorado Springs can be challenging. With travel experience to the area, from summer adventures, I’ve prepared a short, sweet, list.
My Colorado Springs Adaptable Summer Packing List will…
In short, my Colorado Springs adaptable summer packing list will help you organize what to pack and what to leave at home.
Additionally, I know the importance of advanced preparedness. In other words, having any and everything I need at my fingertips.
Barring the idea of overpacking, especially when bag check prices are exorbitant, I prefer to pack what I need and make sure that it is adaptable to whatever I am doing.
Summer Weather (June/July/August)
Expect temperate weather, ranging from 79°F – 85°F, by night it is cooler. However, when you are outdoors, and hiking, biking, exploring, sightseeing, and more, you will find fluxing temperatures daily.
You might start a hike out and be dressed with the lightest in clothing, however, as you hike, you may need to begin to layer up. Ideally, you will be ready for this and I will help you out.
No matter where you go in Colorado Springs or down to Canon City, you will find that sunshine and blue skies abound. Naturally, the sun is bright and you’ll want to protect your skin while enjoying the free Vitamin D!
Nights were too cool to swim in the pools, but daytime was perfect (Unless you have a heated pool).
Outdoor Fun in Colorado Springs
First, let me share what type of adventures I will share with you so you get a feel for the activities. However, my list is a short list of endless possibilities and we were there on limited days.
Remember you can Move and Grove like my friend in this photo if you have the right adaptable summer packing list put together!
By no means does this list cover most of what there is to do, but it does give you a skeleton framework to work around so you will have what you need!
- Touring Pikes Peak Summit
- Manitou Springs Walking Tour
- Driving and stopping
- Walking and touring huge sites
- Nighttime S’more making
- Other touring inside and outside
Tip Before Using My Colorado Springs Adaptable Summer Packing List
To get overpacking out of your system, dump everything you think you want to take on a table. Then eye up our suitcase. Do you want to pay baggage fees for weight or just a plain baggage fee? Once you figure out that it would be better to pack less in your luggage, let’s dig in.
Colorado Springs Adaptable Summer Packing List: The Essentials
- Packable Windbreaker
- Hiking boots
- Long Sleeve Shirt
- Camisole (tank top)
- Short-Sleeve Shirt
- Packable Blanket
- athletic shoes
- phone holder
- battery charger + cable
Easy: Colorado Springs Adaptable Summer Packing List
So, if you are headed to Pikes Peak, for instance, your day may start out sunny at the base and as you climb remain sunny but get so much cooler. In fact, from the time you ascend from the bottom to the top, you might experience a 40° drop in temperature.
For me, this simply meant, rather than a tank top, I added a flannel atop what I was wearing. However, some people we were traveling with had on travel pants that simply zipped and unzipped to change from shorts to pants and pants to shorts.
Really it was not so cold that you couldn’t wear shorts. We were up there for about 1/2 hour. In the end, it is was quite enjoyable and I didn’t notice the temperature, just the views.
Have Fun In Colorado Springs
With so much to do, you’ll be busy every single day. Enjoy every minute of that fresh air! ~ Dana XO