A travel guide to Colorado, United States of America providing Colorado tourism and travel information.
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Overview

Visitors to Colorado can experience the highest city in the United States, the tallest sand dunes in North America, beautiful mountain ski resort areas, exceptional wildlife viewing and plenty of scenic natural landscapes. The state offers big cities with vibrant nightlife and popular attractions, as well as charming small towns with unique histories. The rugged landscape provides unlimited opportunities for adventure, from the awe-inspiring peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the tranquil prairie of the Eastern Plains. This Colorado travel guide is the place where you can get great Colorado travel ideas to make your visit to Colorado an enjoyable one.

Colorado attractions are many to choose from. No visit to Colorado would be complete without a stop in Denver, also known as the “Mile High City” due to its elevation, a bustling Metropolis that has managed to retain somewhat of a casual small-town atmosphere. Denver offers incredible museums, unique neighborhoods, a fabulous arts and music scene and a diverse population. Spend some time exploring downtown for incredible restaurants, boutiques, galleries and countless nightlife options.

Outside Alamosa lie the tallest sand dunes in North America. Great Sand Dunes National Park is an experience not to be missed. The dunes and surrounding mountains are a designated wilderness and constitute one of the world’s most diverse national parks, including six species of insects found nowhere else on Earth. There are a variety of ways to enjoy the protected natural beauty, including playing in Medrano creek and exploring the park's other waterways, sliding down the dunes, wildlife watching in the wetland areas or scaling a 13,000 foot peak. The mountain watershed of the dunes is part of the Great Sand Dunes National Preserve and includes alpine lakes, tundra, and ancient forest areas; the most remote locations are reachable only by the Medano Pass Primitive Road in a 4WD vehicle.

Snow is king in Colorado, and winter's first snowfall means the beginning of an exhilarating season of skiing and other snowbound fun in the state's highest mountains. The state is home to almost 30 mountain recreation areas in unique and exciting towns. World famous Aspen Mountain has thrilled skiers for over 50 years with its notorious black-diamond terrain. Aspen Snowmass covers over 3,000 acres and provides 91 trails, 21 chairlifts and access to your choice of terrain, with unlimited options for beginners to extreme skiers and snowboarders. Snowmass also provides the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center for the young ones. A time honored local favorite, Aspen Highlands, stuns visitors with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and countryside and beckons with an abundance of varied terrain. The mountain inspires visitors to hike a trail ascending 13,000 feet to the summit and then head back down via the powdery stuff. So a travel to Colorado offers something for everyone.


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