Canoeing on a mountain lake near Little Cottonwood Canyon
Couple cross-country skiing in Vail
Elk viewing in Rocky Mountain National Park
Friends hiking in Vail
Sunrise view over Colorado National Monument
Horseback riding with a mountain view in Telluride
Whitewater rafting tour in Glenwood Canyon
Families exploring Mesa Verde National Monument
Cycling through vineyards in Grand Junction
Clear Creek Falls along Silver Thread Scenic Byway
- Major Airports:
- Denver (DEN)
- Centennial State
Colorado: experience an all-American adventure
Colorado Tourism: Awake
From vast prairie grasslands to the majestic mountains, rushing rivers to desert landscapes, Colorado is unlike anywhere else. The highest-altitude state in the USA offers an unbelievable selection of wildlife and natural wonders as well as rich cultural heritage found in frontier forts, narrow-gauge railways, mining museums, dinosaur fossils, ancient cliff dwellings and in the art of local American Indian tribes. From ice climbing to a hot springs soak, a stay in a historic hotel or a trip through a ghost town, Colorado’s Western legacy is everywhere.
Beyond the rodeos and dude ranches, visitors will find an invigorating culinary scene, with plenty of farm-to-table restaurants, breweries, vineyards and wineries. Twenty-five top-notch ski resorts immerse visitors in the alpine culture. Wildlife festivals, gardens and scenic byways make it easy to linger in the great outdoors.
With so many great things to see and do throughout the state all year long, there’s never a bad time to be here.
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The world’s first rodeo was held on July 4th, 1869 in Deer Trail, Colorado.
Denver has the largest city park system in the USA with 205 parks in city limits and 8,100 hectares of parks in the nearby mountains.
Photo: Visit Denver
The world's largest natural hot springs pool is located in Glenwood Springs.