Colorado offers more than just great outdoor vacations. The Colorado tourist attractions range from luxurious to primitive camping in the great outdoors. Colorado became a state in 1876 earning it the nickname the Centennial State. If you want to hike in the mountains, white water raft or glide across a desert valley Colorado is the place to go.
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Before you strike out toward Colorado, take the time to plan your trip. Consider what you and your family like to do and how many places you want to see. Combine fun, food and family, and you will have a trip to remember.
Wintertime in Colorado brings everyone to the slopes for the best skiing in the area. The ski slopes at Vale or Aspen are world renown for their challenging skiing and resorts. The ski lodges of Breckenridge and Telluride offer family programming and instruction for beginners of all ages.
Hikers will find trails of all difficulties and elevations in Colorado. Featuring over a dozen 14,000 feet high trails visitors can spend a day on Handies, Spread Eagle or Pikes Peak. The Rocky Mountain National Park provides visitors with 359 miles of valley trails full of elk, deer coyotes and eagle. Forest floor hikes to climbs on rocky crag trials above the tree line can be found at Longs Peak.
Step back in time when visiting the historic areas of Colorado. Hike the Colorado Trail, look into the lives of the first Americans at Mesa Verde National Park, or try your hand a gold mining at the Country Boy Mine in Breckenridge. Every town, large or small has unique museums and historic districts open to the public.
Campers, mountain bikers and anglers will find the state parks and National Parks’ system can provide more locations than anyone could visit during one vacation. Mountain bike trails designed for human powered machines will test the metal of those ready to take the challenge. Most parks have campsite and RV hook up.
Resorts and spa’s featuring hot and mineral springs can soothe overworked muscles. Rejuvenation through aromatherapy, massage and yoga are just a few of the services offered at the spas in Colorado. Many of these resorts offer swimming pools, horseback riding and other great outdoor activities.
If your family is looking for fun, adventure, and more Colorado tourist attractions are ready to welcome you. Mountains teeming with wildlife, museums, historic adventures and resorts, everyone will be sure to find something to enjoy on a Colorado family vacation.
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