Aspen
Colorado: The Centennial State. Epic Adventure from Prairies to Peaks.

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Along the Grottos Trail near Aspen, one of Colorado's most famous towns.

Mesa Verde Country
Colorado: The Centennial State. Epic Adventure from Prairies to Peaks.

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Biking at Canyon of the Ancients National Monument in Mesa Verde Country.

Dillon
Colorado: The Centennial State. Epic Adventure from Prairies to Peaks.

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Lake Dillon in Dillion, CO provides many recreational opportunities during the summer.

From cosmopolitan cities to national parks and great outdoor adventures, from the prairies to the top of the state’s 58 “fourteeners,” Colorado is a diverse state with a great deal to offer travelers. The hub of Denver is a great launching point, with a vibrant downtown and exciting art scene. Beyond Denver, you’ll find cities and towns with their own take on Colorado flavor, snow-capped mountains for epic skiing holidays, breathtaking vistas over roaring rivers, and peaceful birding sites.

Colorado has four national parks, eight national monuments, and three national historic areas, each with unique character. Rocky Mountain National Park, not surprisingly, is the epitome of the wild Rocky Mountains. Mesa Verde National Park is a step back in time, where you can ride your mountain bike past ancient puebloan structures and walk among ancient cliff dwellings. Great Sand Dunes National Park has 30 square miles of high-elevation sand dunes—and so much more. Finally, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park features dramatic black walls rising thousands of feet and plenty of opportunity for recreation.

The parks of Colorado illustrate the breadth of treasures and experiences to be found in the state, for road trippers, parks enthusiasts, mountain bikers, fishers, artists, backpackers, and more.

Facts & Stats

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More than 400 films have been shot in Colorado, including True Grit, Vanishing Point, The Shining, and Furious 7.

Four Corners—the border shared by Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah—is the only place in the United States where four states touch.

Mount Elbert, near Leadville, is the highest point in the Rocky Mountains.

A little less than half of the state is rolling land, including a section of the Great Plains.

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Logan County, Colorado
Logan County, Colorado
Alamosa: Hub of the San Luis Valley
Alamosa: Hub of the San Luis Valley
Delta County, Colorado - Leave Time to Linger
Delta County, Colorado - Leave Time to Linger

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Rocky Mountain National Park and the Colorado Plateau

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Rocky Mountain National Park and the Colorado Plateau
National Parks and the Colorado Peaks

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National Parks and the Colorado Peaks
Denver, Yellowstone, and the National Monuments

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Denver, Yellowstone, and the National Monuments

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