What to see in Colorado


World-renowned among the adventurous, the alpine world of Colorado promises justifiably famous skiing, snowboarding, hiking and white water rafting opportunities. Unsurprisingly, the state is also a great favourite with photographers. In addition to the scenic appeal, Colorado is home to some quaint towns still steeped in gold rush history, and to some of the most remarkable ancient archaeological sites in the USA.

Colorado's top tourist attraction, broadly speaking, is mountains. The best places to soak up the dramatic scenery include the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Gunnison National Park, and the celebrated resort of Vail. Pikes Peak, located in Pike National Forest, is another wildly beautiful Colorado landmark.

Mountainous delights aside, Colorado offers travellers the surreal beauty of the Garden of the Gods, just outside Colorado Springs; the undulating, endless sands of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, in the south of the state; and the seemingly fantastical ancient cliff settlements of Mesa Verde National Park.


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