Great Cities to Visit in Colorado:
- Colorado Springs
- Fort Collins
5 Fun Things to Enjoy in Colorado:
- Pikes Peak: Located on 12 miles from Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak is both iconic and accessible. Visitors can hike, run, bike, or drive to the summit. The most popular hiking route, Barr Trail, is 13 miles long and gains 8,000 feet of elevation.
- Garden of the Gods Park: This park full of strange and wonderful rock formations draws two million visitors per year. Sightseeing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, and horseback riding are popular activities. Both the park and its nature center are free to the public.
- Vail Mountain Resort: One of the largest and most famous ski resorts in the world—there’s something for everyone in Vail. It is luxurious and comprehensive in its offerings, but not as high in elevation as Breckenridge or Aspen.
- Red Rocks Amphitheatre: An iconic open-air venue for concerts, this spectacular rock structure forms the perfect backdrop to musical performances of all kinds. It’s located only 10 miles from Denver.
- Mesa Verde: Explore the ruins of a cliff-dwelling people, complete with cave paintings. You can even have a member of the Ute tribe give you a tour if you visit the nearby Ute Mountain Tribal Park.
Major Convention Centers:
- Colorado Convention Center: It’s one of the largest convention facilities in the U.S., and it’s located conveniently in downtown Denver; 2.2 million total square feet, including a 584,000 square-foot exhibition hall.
- Colorado Springs Event Center: For trade shows, expositions, and association meetings, this newly remodeled 40,000 square foot facility is a smaller alternative to Denver’s convention center.
13 national parks and 1,477 listings on the National Register of Historic Places
- Great Sand Dunes: See the tallest sand dunes in North America (and enjoy some sand sledding) in a park that showcases an incredible diversity of biomes: wetlands, alpine forests, tundra, grasslands, and spectacular snow-covered peaks.
- Rocky Mountain: The third-most visited National Park, Rocky Mountain is named after its centerpiece—some of the most spectacular peaks in America. Opportunities for hiking, camping, sightseeing, and wildlife viewing abound.
NASCAR: Colorado is home to the Colorado National Speedway!
- 3/8 mile paved oval track, hosting 30 NASCAR-sanctioned events from March through September, including the Whelen All-American Series.