With its endless powder runs, towering snow-capped peaks, stretches of grasslands, abundant wildflower meadows and old-timey mountain towns, Colorado has always been a haven for nature lovers and outdoors adventurers.
Colorado is a destination where visitors come to feel alive: to discover its 12 national parks and monuments, find serenity in more than 30 hot springs, become immersed in the history of the Wild West, meander along endless kilometres of scenic drives and dash through the light snow.
Colorado isn’t just about the mountains, though. After you pass the Continental Divide, the landscape quickly changes from green to red, with deserts, dinosaur digging, canyons and river activities aplenty. In addition, a vibrant cultural scene has been on the up and up in urban centres such as Denver and Aspen, so if you want a side of fine dining, live music and art galleries with your rocky mountains then you are in luck.
What’s more, kid-friendly activities abound, from sandboarding in the Great Sand Dunes National Park to walking in the footsteps of a stegosaurus on Dinosaur Ridge or catching a show at Denver Puppet Theatre to ziplining through Rocky Mountains, families are spoilt for choice.
Colorado is, quite simply, jam-packed full of things to do year-round. From family attractions and national parks to cosmopolitan cities and welcoming towns, these Colorado vacation ideas will have your trip itinerary overflowing.