Geocaching, a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game, is a favorite activity of outdoor enthusiasts around the world. There are over two million active geocaches around the world, and Colorado is home to some of the most enjoyable places to geocache. To play, participants type in a particular set of coordinates into a GPS device, which they get from geocaching.com. They then navigate to that spot and log their find. If there is a treasure in the cache, the participant can take the treasure, but must leave something of equal or greater value for the next person to find. One of the greatest parts of geocaching in Colorado is the diversity of locations to find each cache. Here’s our list of 6 awesome Colorado geocaching destinations.
1. Tarryall, Colorado
This tiny town in eastern Park County on the eastern edge of South Park is home to Colorado’s first ever geocache. Explore through these abandoned mining cabins and be a part of geocaching history. Click here for more info!
2. Breckenridge, Colorado
Although Breckenridge is famous for its local ski area, there are over 300 geocaches located all across Breckenridge, making it one of the best Colorado geocaching destinations. While geocaching, you’ll traverse through the museums and mountains and thriving downtown area. Click here for more info!
3. Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
Red Feather Lakes are located about an hour northwest of Fort Collins. These beautiful lakes located in the middle of Roosevelt National Forest are an awesome adventure for an aspiring geocacher. Try the West of Lady Moon cache to see some truly unbelievable scenery. Click here for more info!
4. Grand Junction, Colorado
For those geocachers on the Western Slope, head down to Grand Junction and check out geocaches hidden in cultural museums and art hotspots. Time your visit to coincide with one of many of Grand Junction’s local festivals. Click here for more info!
5. Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Hidden away in the San Juans, Pagosa Springs is home to over 20 registered caches. Check out the Springs Resort & Spa while in town. It’s great relaxation after a long day of adventuring. Click here for more info!
6. Leadville, Colorado
The highest town in Colorado is home to over 100 caches at 10,152 feet. One of the most famous caches in Colorado is located at a cemetery in Leadville that contains a trip through Colorado’s history as a mining community. Click here for more info!