What to Pack for a Summer Colorado Trip
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Colorado Packing List for Summer: Clothes
When planning what to wear in Colorado during the summer, it’s all about layering! It is still pretty cool in the mornings/evenings, but can hot in the middle of the day. I suggest packing:
- 2-3 t-shirts
- 2-3 tank tops/workout tops
- 1-2 sweatshirts
- 2-3 sweaters
I linked a couple of my faves below, they’re also (along with a bunch more) all added to this Colorado Packing List on Amazon.
Tanks + Workout Tops
When it comes to what bottoms to pack for a summer Colorado trip, you especially want to pack ones that you’ll be comfortable hiking in if that’s in your plan! I brought a mix of leggings and biker shorts for hiking. Here’s what I packed:
- 1-2 pairs of jeans
- 1 pair of casual shorts
- 4-5 pairs of workout bottoms
Weather can be unpredictable in Colorado in the summer, so it’s important to bring rain jacket. I also brought a lightweight shell jacket just in case I got cold and ended up using it more than I thought I would!
Lightweight Shell Jacket
We knew we wouldn’t be doing any major hikes, so I opted to bring trail running shoes instead of hiking boots. If you prefer hiking boots then that’s totally fine too! Here are the shoes I packed:
Trail Running Shoes
I got a ton of recommendation for trail running shoes, the most popular brand was Merrell. Nike, New Balance, Saucony, ASICS, and Brooks, and ALRTA were also highly recommended.
I linked the most popular and high rated trail running shoes on Amazon here (plus even more on this list):
Other Clothes to Pack for Colorado
Colorado Packing List for Summer: Toiletries
- Toothbrush + toothpaste
- Face lotion + cleanser
- Hair Products
- Sunscreen (this one is great for your face)
- Chapstick (my fave)
- Bug Spray (all natural option here)
- Electrolytes (to help with dehydration + altitude)
- Saline Nose Spray – the mountain air is SO dry, I wished the whole time I had brought some moisturizing nose spray – trust me, bring this!
Colorado Packing List for Summer: Hiking Gear
If you’re planning on doing some hiking (which you should, it’s gorgeous), I recommend this gear:
Colorado Summer Packing Check List
As promised, here is a link to the customizable + downloadable Google doc packing list! Simply open the doc, click “create a copy” and then you’ll be able to customize it for yourself!
I hope this Colorado Packing List for Summer helps! Be sure to check out my other Colorado posts before heading out on your trip. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to send me a DM on Instagram!
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