A holiday to Colorado is all about the majestic outdoors and its unabashed display of natural beauty. No matter where you go on your holiday in Colorado you can’t escape the jaw-dropping splendour of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, and the magnificence of these mountains filters down into its four-season activities. Experience amped-up thrills while river rafting the Colorado River in the summer or spend your Colorado holiday sampling from the 26 world-class ski resorts in the winter.
Colorado is a state known for its wilderness. But what you may not know is that each of this state’s national parks are vastly different. Rocky Mountain National Park, undoubtedly Colorado’s most popular, features snow-capped peaks, meadows of wildflower, and crystal clear lakes visited by moose. See the ancient adobe dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloans at Mesa Verde National Park or carve the towering mountains of sand at Great Sand Dunes National Park on skis, as if it were snow. Remember to stop by Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to see the sheer black walls of the gorge, revealing millions of years of natural history.
Born high in the Rocky Mountains, this much-loved beer is from Denver, Colorado. The Coors Brewery—the place that coined the term ‘As Cold as the Rockies’—is an unforgettable tour experience. A 30-minute tour shows you the world’s largest single-site brewery. Make sure to check out the refrigerator room, sitting on the ice-cube benches while tasting cold samples of Coors.
There is simply no alternative to skiing in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This is the USA’s home of powder and the nation’s number one ski and snowboard destination. Whether you are looking for leisurely days, family trips, or luxury tours, the ski resorts you will find on holiday in Colorado offer limitless opportunities. Steamboat Springs offers family-friendly fun or head to Aspen and Vail for affluent atmospheres.
The Garden of the Gods brings abundant outdoor recreations to Colorado Springs. Explore the 15 miles of trails by hiking, road or mountain cycling, or horseback riding. Or take to the cliffs for some thrilling rock climbing. This park is composed of dramatic, steep rock formations, making it a premier rock climbing destination. Near the entrance to the park is a visitor and nature centre where you can see mineral, geology, wildlife, and Native American culture exhibits.
Denver, with its gilded rotunda is a modern, cosmopolitan city which grew out of the Gold Rush era. It has some of the most stunning sceneries in the USA, presided over by the majestic Rocky Mountains that are literally in its back yard. The Museum of the American Cowboy attracts history buffs and Western enthusiasts to Colorado Springs, or head to the laid-back personal vibe that attracts mountain bikers and skiers to Boulder, the gateway to the Rockies.