For adventure-seekers and nature-lovers, Colorado is a great destination to visit. There are people who go to Colorado every year to enjoy momentous vacations filled with spectacular trips to resorts, cultural attractions, parks, and other amazing attractions. Accommodation is not a problem since there are several hotels and Breckenridge cabin rentals available. If you are planning to go to Colorado soon or have it in your travel bucket list, here are the must-visit attractions to consider.
1. Colorado Springs
Situated at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of over 6,000 feet, Colorado Springs is one of the best hiking trails in Colorado. Be prepared to hike and pump up your adrenaline for some energetic activities such as white water rafting in the Royal Gorge, hiking in the beautiful Garden of the Gods Park, and cycling the Barr Trail.
2. Garden of the Gods
If you’re visiting Colorado Springs, it’s a good idea to drop by Garden of the Gods on the same day. Located just outside Colorado Springs, this park has pleasing views where you can appreciate its 300 sandstone rock formations. For more interaction, horseback riding and camping are other things that are popular with tourists. The best thing is that entrance to this natural landmark is free. Explore the Garden of The Gods in Colorado Spring for magnificent views of red rock formations.
3. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
While in Colorado Springs, make the most out of your time with kids to see Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This zoo is a zoological park that’s most known since it stands 6,800-feet above sea level. It is a great opportunity to take lots of videos and photos here, feed the animals, walk through an aviary of free-flying birds, and see even endangered species and exotic animals in actual.
4. Rocky Mountain National Park
Exciting outdoor activities also await at the Rocky Mountain National Park. This place offers a lot of opportunities for wildlife viewing of the park’s plentiful populations of elk, moose, bighorn sheep, bear and mountain lion. You may bring your children and the rest of the family along to take a scenic drive on the famous Trail Ridge Road or other passageways.
5. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Colorado’s capital Denver perfectly reflects the diversity of the state. When traveling to Denver, a city tour won’t be complete without visiting its leading cultural institution for over 100 years. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science brings a lot of relics and stories to suit all interests to thrill and delight especially those are into studies of the universe, biology, and Colorado history.
6. Denver Art Museum
Not too far from The Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Art Museum is an ideal place to visit for art lovers. This offers plenty of special exhibits with a marvelous display of world-class permanent collections all year round. The Hamilton building, which houses the museum’s contemporary art collection, is a work of art in itself!
7. Pagosa Springs
A charming small-town vacation destination in southwest Colorado, Pagosa Springs is for all ages. Arrange a guided tour and spend interesting activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing in the Navajo State Park, go hiking or backpacking in the San Juan National Forest, or take a scenic drive up Wolf Creek Pass for sensational views of the Treasure Falls.
8. Argo Gold Mine and Mill
Located in Idaho Springs, Argo Gold Mine and Mill offers a comprehensive tour experience for the entire family. Here, you get to learn about the history of the Argo Tunnel and Mill, which processed over one million dollar worth of gold ore after its completion in 1893. It’s interesting to know that the mill was built at the entrance of the tunnel to process ore from the many mines drained by the tunnel.
9. Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Carved by thousands of years of erosion by the Gunnison River, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is one of the most breathtaking views in Colorado. It is located in the Southwestern part of the city and has a depth that reaches 2,700 feet. It’s a top-rated tourist attraction where you can take it as easy and drive up to dizzying overlooks or challenge yourself to your heart’s content.
At Breckenridge, you get the best of both worlds; it is both a mountain town and ski resort that’s full of Colorado history. It is the oldest and largest town in Summit County, with over 250 buildings on the National Historic Register, making its Main Street an absolute dream to wander. Worth checking out are its art galleries, studios, and shops especially if you’re hunting souvenir items and gifts from Colorado to bring to your family back home. When coming during summer, don’t miss the wildflowers in bloom in the surrounding areas. If you’re visiting during the winter, spend a day in Breckenridge Ski Resort and experience skiing in the state.
Colorado is one of the best travel destinations since it has something special to offer for every visitor and especially for those who in pursuit outdoor adventure and fun regardless of the season. This place boasts lots of outdoor activities and there are tons of sights for people wanting to have a more laid back vacation. The state is stunning, and every great attraction can surely pique your imagination and inspire your soul with its dramatic landscape and natural beauty.