Colorado is a large state that is split down the middle by the huge Rocky Mountains. There are many national parks and wilderness areas to explore which makes it the ideal travel destination for all types of recreational activities.
The fun-loving state has a relaxed and laid-back reputation that has been instrumental in the numbers of tourists that visit each year. The other big draw for tourists is the snow and skiing activities in the mountains.
This snow resort is the home for many celebrities during their vacations. Aspen is one of the most famous ski resorts in the country and also one of the best places to visit in the state. One of the main draws is the fact that you can ski here regardless of your ability. They have slopes suitable for any experience from gentle slopes to the Aspen Mountain.
Colorado’s capital city sits exactly a mile above sea level, which has earned this city the nickname the “Mile-High City.” Many people who like winter sport will visit Denver for a vacation and also see its mining and cowboy history.
Denver is famous for its performing arts centers of which there are many. It also boasts a lively arts and culture scene.
Rocky Mountain National Park
The mountains in the national park are some of the most breathtaking you are likely to see anywhere in the country. In total, there are 77 mountains in the park that range from 7,500-feet to 12,000-feet.
There are more than 350 miles of wonderful trails for you to explore as well as some nice drive-in campgrounds for those who want to stay over.
Snowmass is a skier’s paradise, with miles of open slopes that means as the area states, you will “never cover the same ground twice.” There are facilities here for skiers of all experience including beginners and you can progress to more idyllic areas as you become more confident.
The resort is ideal for a vacation, some of which are arranged by companies such as https://www.snowmassvacations.com who offer luxury condos that you can use while you enjoy your skiing.
Located near the foot of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs is a beautiful place with high mountain ranges. At the top of the mountain is the view that inspired the song “America, the Beautiful.” If you don’t want to walk the 14,115-feet to the top, there is a road that you can take to drive to the summit. You can also use the Pikes Cog Railway if you want to travel up the mountain in style and get those photos of the view.
Apart from the mountain, there is also the open-air museum where you can see Colorado Springs depicted through its history.
There are many things to do and explore in Colorado, so much so, that you will be hard pressed to figure out where you want to go first. Whatever you like doing, there is something for you in this state.
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