DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2016) - Whether you're a "shower-me-in-chocolate-and-roses" Valentine's Day romantic or a rather reluctant participant, Colorado makes the celebration of love and romance irresistible. Use love -- the epicenter of the holiday -- as an excuse to build memories through bonding experiences both adventurous and relaxing. Here are a few tips for keeping the love alive, Colorado-style.

Heart-made memories
Make this Valentine's Day memorable with the "Sweetheart Yee Haw Package" at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch -- a weekend complete with cozy cottages, ranch style cuisine, and a Matt Skinner concert. Or, build the trust and soak sore muscles during a weekend of ice-climbing and hot springs in Ouray -- the land of fire and ice. In the quaint downtown of Loveland (aka "Sweetheart City"), enjoy fire and ice in a different form through ice-sculpting and fireworks during the nation's largest Valentine's Day celebration. After a hike through Wedding Canyon, have your picture taken with "The Kissing Couple" -- a pair of rock monoliths in the breathtaking Colorado National Monument outside Grand Junction. Adventurous couples can enjoy romance skiing in the remote, snowy mountains outside Leadville, then curl up in the rustic Marceline and Emma backcountry yurts.

All aboard the love train
In Cañon City, enjoy open-air-access and a couples three-course lunch on the Royal Gorge route. The Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad offers Romance on the Rails: a spectacular ride in the San Juan's Mountains complete with chocolate and champagne, live tunes and epic views.

Steamy retreats
Slip away for surreal and steamy mountain romance at Dunton Hot Springs, a stunning ghost town at 9,000 feet, complete with a spa and saloon, dance hall and library. Outside Steamboat Springs, cozy-up in a covered wagon after watching the snow fall while you soak in Strawberry Hot Springs.

Unforgettable feast
In Crested Butte, build your appetite trekking on ski's or snowshoes along a tiki-lit trail to a 5-course meal in the Magic Meadows Yurt -- casual and cozy, with elegant cuisine. In Denver, take a cooking course for two at the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts and reap the benefits long into your love life.

From afar
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be for couples - gift the bird-lover in your life a hand-made, heart-shaped birdseed valentine and support ACES Raptor Residency and Education Program. For your sweet-toothed love, consider giving craft creations of the most decadent chocolate, toffee and treats from across the state.

Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreation, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and renowned ski resorts. Breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, headwaters of seven major rivers, peaceful lakes, 11 national parks/monuments, over 850 farm and ranches that are open to visitors and 58 mountains that top 14,000 feet. Colorado Media Room.

Contact Information:

Anne Klein
Phone: (970) 749-0991