Colorado is a state known for its snowcapped mountain ranges and diverse landscapes. From its vibrant capital to its remote locations in the desert, you are sure to find your place amongst 'Centennial state'.
What to do in Colorado
Rocky Mountain Arsenal
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is home to more than 330 species of wildlife including black-tailed prairie dogs and bison. This is also a great place to see the Denver skyline.
The Garden of the Gods may look like a National or State park due to its immense beauty. However, it is in fact a city park. This means that admission and all the iconic views with this city park in Colorado Springs are free.
Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in North America at 14,115 feet (4,302 m). Its summit is accessible by a scenic highway up the mountain.
The Old Skyline drive in Cañon City is a short 2-mile scenic drive that is the site to numerous newly discovered dinosaur fossils and footprints.
The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Cañon City that is also home to the Royal Gorge amusement park. The Royal Gorge Bridge spans the gorge and is one of the world's highest suspension bridges.
The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is in southern Colorado and is the site of many sand dunes you can hike and sandboard on. However, I must warn you that the wind is no joke here and the
sand can be very painful, so be prepared and safe.
Antonito is a small town with a population of roughly 781 but is home to some of the best Mexican-style cuisine in the southwest. It is also home to Cano's Castle, which was built single-handedly built by Donald Espinoza, a Native American Vietnam vet.
San Luis is the oldest continuously occupied town in Colorado and is home to the Shrine of the Stations of the Cross. This sits up on a hill and is accessible by a trail up its edge, offering scenic views of the nearby Rockies.
Mesa Verde National Park is in southwest Colorado and is known for its well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling dating back to around the 1190s.
Durango is a small city in southwest Colorado and is home to the 19th-century Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad steam train that passes through the nearby mountains and canyons.
Telluride is a former Victorian mining town in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Telluride offers the ambiance of a true ski-town with its authentic mountain character.
The Colorado National Monument is located in Grand Junctions Colorado and sits high on the Colorado Plateau as it overlooks the desert and juniper forest below.
Vail is without a doubt one of my favorite ski towns in Colorado. Its European ambience and the White River National Forest that surrounds it gives it a sort of mystic charm.
Aspen is home to many attractions, but its most popular is the Maroon Bells. The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, which are separated by about a kilometer.
Leadville is the highest incorporated city in North America at 10,151 feet (3,094 m). Its downtown is the site of the Legendary Silver Dollar Saloon built in 1879.