126 years old and originally constructed to carry gold and silver through the spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains.
Standing 14110ft above sea level this is the most visited mountain in North America.
The tallest dunes in North America contrast with the alpine peaks of the San de Cristo Mountains.
Explore the lives of the ancestral Pueblo people with 600 cliff dwellings.
Nestled in a beautiful, mountainous valley and home to the world's largest hot spring.
Experience the grandeur and soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains.
A recreational playground in both summer and winter and where many of the rich and famous have homes.
Colorado has been dubbed the 'highest state to heaven' due to its 54 mountain peaks soaring to 14,000ft. It's an outdoor lover's paradise and hosts 12 million skiers and snowboarders during winter months. Once the snow has melted Colorado's Rockies provide a bounty of recreational adventure - white water rafting, cave tours, wildlife viewing, hiking and golfing to name but a few. All this fresh air and exercise is thirsty work so reward yourself with a glass of cold beer - more beer is brewed in Denver than any other US city.
Denver is the 'Mile High City' and boasts an impressive average of 300 days sunshine a year. The Rocky Mountains dominate and 200 named peaks surround this lively city. Stroll the tree lined boulevards and city parks and observe the combination of Victorian and contemporary architecture.
At the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park lies Estes Park where The Shining was filmed - stay at The Stanley Hotel the inspiration for the story if you dare. Boasting 191 craggy peaks (most of them are a staggering 10,000ft) the dizzying scenes are breathtaking. Longs Peak stands an amazing 14,255ft dominantly surveying lush valleys and shimmering alpine lakes.
Aspen, Breckenridge and Vail are a skier's paradise but during summer months the valleys overflow with waterfalls and wildflowers. North West lies the healing Glenwood Hot Springs discovered by the Ute Indians who believed it would heal their wounds.
The history of the Native Americans is especially strong in South West Colorado where cities were built in sandstone and the Ute Indians farmed, hunted and still live. The cliff dwellings of ancient pueblo people are showcased at Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Eerily abandoned these ghostly ruins are said to be over 700 years old.
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