Buena Vista is a jumping-off point for whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River, hikes up 14,000-foot peaks and soaks in natural hot springs.
Dozens of movies have been shot in Colorado because of its dramatic scenery, starting with talkies and continuing through “The Lone Ranger” in 2012.
Rocky Mountain National Park welcomes 3 million visitors a year and has just about everything – mountains, wildlife, hiking and climbing, camping and fishing, stunning scenery.
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes tourists aboard coal-fired, steam-powered locomotives on the 45-mile trip from Durango to the historic mining town of Silverton, along a route that dates back to 1882.
It’s legal to possess and consume small quantities of marijuana in Colorado, but do it in private. Pot is sold by state-licensed shops.
Colorado has an unparalleled record for dinosaur discoveries. Fossils of most of the best-known of the giant reptiles were found here first.
Denver, the Mile High City, has the enviable distinction of having one of the prettiest scenic backdrops of any major city in the country.
Aspen and its ski areas have been a tourist destination and a gathering place for the rich and famous for decades.
Telluride has many claims to fame – as a mining boom town and an elite ski resort and as the home for festivals and celebrities.
Breathtaking scenery surrounds Colorado Springs, starting with Pikes Peak, where Katherine Lee Bates was inspired to write “America the Beautiful.”