Colorado, the Centennial State, is located in the southwestern region around the Rocky Mountains, bordered by the states of Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Utah.
is the capital as well as the largest city in Colorado. This state has over a hundred mountain peaks. The summit if Mount Elbert is the highest point in the Rocky Mountains. The climate varies according to the location of the mountains in the state. At higher elevations, there is more precipitation and lower temperatures. The eastern plains have abundant sunshine and clear nights and in summer, it may be prone to droughts. Extreme weather with thunderstorms, lightning, hail storms, tornadoes, etc may also occur occasionally.April through October is a good time to visit this state.
Denver International airport is the best way to reach Colorado. From the airport, rental cars, taxis, shuttles and other modes of transportation are easily available.
Colorado was once the home of miners, gold finders, Native Americans and packs of cowboys. However, now, it is known for its breathtaking scenery, Skiing, National Historic trails and sights, the Continental Divide and many other wonders.
Ice climbing in Ouray is one of the exhilarating ways in which to enjoy Colorado. In winter, climbing the frozen Ouray waterfalls provides an exhilarating, unforgettable experience for the brave at heart. Mountain biking to the Crested Butte and joining the oldest mountain biking festival in the world can be an unforgettable adventure.
Colorado is known for its Native American Cultures. The Four corners area (start in Cortez) provides a humbling and inspiring experience to the eager traveler. Drive through miles of nothing and then gaze at the silent sandstone monoliths, the red rock and the homes of the Anasazi Indians. Visit the Heritage Center with its restored Anasazi dwellings, two million archaeological Artifacts and samples.
Mesa Verde National Park is one of the nation’s largest archaeological preserves which protect a system of Anasazi remains. Some of the largest and well preserved Native American cliff dwellings can be seen in the deep canyons cut on the Mesa.
Join a Native American guide on a jeep tour of their lands. On the Main Ruins tour, see Petroglyphs carved on many of the rock walls and glance at some of the ancient items such as yucca leaf sandals or pots and pans from another time, hundreds of years ago.