Looking for a truly unforgettable vacation? Many destinations boast unique experiences, but none deliver better than Colorado. Here are the top five reasons your next vacation should bring you to the Centennial State:
#5. Mountains, Mountains, and More Mountains
Everyone knows Colorado is known for its mountains. Stunning natural beauty, hidden waterfalls, and even caves characterize the landscape. Hiking, rock climbing, camping, hunting, and anything outdoorsy you can imagine happens in the mountains. Colorado boasts the most fourteen thousand foot peaks in North America, gold medal waters for fly-fishing, and Colorado rafting in Royal Gorge Colorado. If you want a thrill, a serene sunset, or a weekend excursion in the wilderness this is the place to be.
#4. Like No Place Else
Colorado is a gem of the Wild West, but also more than that. As a land explored by the Spanish and inhabited by Native American nations, including the ancient Anasazi, there is no shortage of fascinating historical sites. Even the prehistoric is at your fingertips with fossil beds, petrified forests, and even dinosaur tracks. Whether you see the renowned Mesa Verde cliff dwellings or the lesser-known Bent’s Fort, Colorado has history in every corner, which is worth a look.
#3. Ski Towns
Everyone would expect to find the slopes listed, and Colorado really can boast some of the best skiing in North America, if not the world. Not everyone skis though. No matter! Ski towns themselves offer charming diversions and attractions. They make the winter warm and memorable, and still offer fun in the summer. If taking moguls or tearing up a terrain park is not for you, explore a ski town.
#2. The Arts
Believe it or not, Colorado is a thriving center for the arts. Did you know the city of Loveland is one of the major hubs for bronze sculpture in the United States? Come tour a foundry and see for yourself. Fine art galleries showcase world-renowned artists. Frequent exhibitions even take place in small towns. If theater is more your cultural inclination, Denver hosts famous off-Broadway performances.
#1. The Adventure
No matter the region or the time of year, there truly is something for everyone in Colorado. Travel is all about fun, discovery, and exploration. Whether your taste is for rugged and rustic, or relaxing and luxurious, Colorado is certain to bring you back for more. The best part? There’s always some new place to find, some new thrill to try, and something new to share.
Annette Hazard is a freelance writer that usually writes about family. She loves traveling and writing about travel when she gets the chance.