Boasting snow-capped mountains, lush river canyons and arid deserts, Colorado is home to one of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the United States. Vibrant cities, upmarket ski resorts and welcoming mountain communities dot the landscape, while adventurers will still find plenty of wilderness to explore in the state’s National Parks and preserves. Known for its wealth of natural attractions, outdoor activities and progressive attitude, a hotel in Colorado is perfect for holidaymakers who want explore the great outdoors and experience nature at its best.
Denver – Known as ‘Mile High City’ thanks to its elevation of exactly 5280 feet, Denver offers a fantastic combination of cosmopolitan activities and adrenaline pumping outdoor pursuits. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, a hotel in the city is a great base from which to explore the local area.
Vail – Offering more skiing terrain than anywhere else in the US, Vail is a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts from across the world. During the summer months, visitors can enjoy breathtaking hikes through the Rockies, try their hand at horse riding or get their blood pumping with some high octane mountain biking.
Aspen – Colorado’s other great ski resort, Aspen boasts four mountains, a vibrant town centre and less crowded slopes. As well as its fantastic choice of ski runs, Aspen also has a lively downtown area complete with museums, opera houses, theatres and plenty of hotels to choose from.
Colorado Springs – The state’s second largest city, Colorado Springs offers easy access to a number of pristine outdoor spaces. Visitors come to the city to hike, bike and get close to nature, with a choice of museums and galleries to explore when the weather is not playing ball.
With its stunning mountain backdrop and spectacular position in the heart of the Rockies, it’s not surprising that many of Colorado’s most impressive sights and landmarks were made by mother nature. From the towering summit of Pike’s Peak to the gravity defying rock formations in the Garden of the Gods, the state boasts some of the most impressive natural sights in the US. Visitors who want to see a bit more of Colorado’s past should explore the historic old town areas of Denver and Colorado Springs, or to step further back in time, holidaymakers can explore the ancient Native American ruins at Mesa Verde National Park.
The most famous of the Rocky Mountain States, Colorado’s ski resorts attract winter sports enthusiasts from far and wide. Boasting a huge variety of terrain, world class ski runs and picturesque settings, the state’s resorts cater to skiers, snowboarders and thrill seekers of all ages and abilities. During the summer months, the ski slopes are transformed into perfect hiking terrain, and holidaymakers can spend days exploring the stunning rock formations, peaks and valleys of this varied and diverse landscape. Museums, galleries, restaurants and theatres offer plenty to do in the evenings and on rest days, ensuring there’s lots of keep visitors happy for the duration of their stay.