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WHY VISIT COLORADO

Prepare for epic mountain ranges, great plains, enchanting national parks, ancient ruins, lively cities, and lavish ski resorts: Colorado will knock your socks off. Known as the Centennial State, Colorado is perhaps most famous for its beautiful Rocky Mountains, which are quite literally the backbone of the state.

Colorado’s capital, Denver, is a city you wish you could move to, set upon high rolling plains with a spectacular mountain backdrop. It’s home to a buzzing arts scene and beautifully restored Victorian architecture. But if you think Denver is cool, wait until you visit hip-and-happening Boulder. Here you can hike towards the famous Flatirons that overlook the city, chill out in one of the city’s parks or cafés, cycle around like a local, enjoy a night out on the Hill amid partying students or take in one of many film and music festivals.

For pure luxury, grab your platinum card and head to Aspen. Beloved retreat of A-list celebrities and the ultra-wealthy, Aspen boasts first-class ski lodges, luxurious shopping and dining, and a beautiful, redbrick downtown area. If Aspen is a bit too exclusive (or expensive), try Telluride, a picturesque, Old West town turned outdoor Mecca. Ski down fluffy powder in winter, then hike, bike and raft to your heart’s content in summer.

Colorado’s national parks are equally exhilarating. The must-see Rocky Mountain National Park crams in colossal peaks, lush green forests, glistening lakes, and endless meadows. Mesa Verde’s impeccably preserved ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings are a sight to behold, while the mesmerising high desert of Great Sand Dunes National Park can’t fail to impress.

WHAT TO SEE IN COLORADO

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WHEN TO GO TO COLORADO

The best period to visit Colorado is from xxx to xxxx.

The capital, Denver, has a mild, dry climate with an average of 300 sunny days a year. Spring is mild, with warm days and cool evenings; summer has very warm days with low humidity and cool evening breezes. Denver often enjoys an Indian Summer right into November, while winter is cold, sunny, and crisp, with an average snowfall of 1,397mm (55 inches). The mountains boast warm summer days with cool evenings. Autumn arrives early in the high ground, with abundant snowfall from December to April and temperatures around freezing point.

Following a list of typical festivals and celebrations of xxx.

  • xxx (xxx)

HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH COLORADO

by plane, the main airports are:

  • x

by train

by car

GENERAL INFORMATION ON COLORADO

health tips & vaccination: none

local currency: US Dollar

local time zone: GMT-7 (-6)

electricity: type A and type B (120V – 60 Hz)

WHAT TO DO IN COLORADO

typical food in Colorado

  • Rainbow trout
  • Buffalo and Elk steaks

souvenirs from Colorado

  • gold earrings and necklaces
  • Native American jewellery
  • Navajo rugs and handicrafts such as pottery, wind chimes and wildlife sculptures

Source

http://www.thebesttimetovisit.com/
http://www.roughguides.com/

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