Colorado is a western province of the US and one of the most beautiful and adventurous towns to visit in the United States of America. Colorado is famous worldwide for its National Parks, Rocky Mountains, Historical Monuments, rivers, and waterfalls. So, if you are tired of sitting home and want to get back the thrill in your life then a tour to Colorado is the best option for you. This amazing destination has become the most ideal choice for visitors, in recent years.
Colorado is one of the most happening places in the world. So, if you are planning a holiday in Colorado, then you must go through this article.
Described below are some of the best places to see in Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park
The Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the amazing national parks in Colorado and the nearest one fromthe mountain Town of Estes Park. This park is covered with a wide range of Mountain peaks and some of them very tall, nearly 14,000 feet. The Trail Ridge Road is the main route to cover this amazing destination, and this route itself lies at an altitude of more than 12,000 feet. This route is the best option for sightseeing from the seat of your vehicle. You’ll also find many hiking spots in this national park which is most loved by visitors. Tourists usually gather here at the time of summer, because it is the most appropriate time to visit this wonderful place After all in summer, you can enjoy horse riding, climbing, fishing, wildlife viewing, and Bouldering.
Pike National Forest
It is the southernmost mountain range in Colorado which is approximately 14000 feet tall it is fully covered with snow and is often known as FOUTEENERS. It is so tall that you can easily see it from far away; the snow on this peak makes it more mesmerizing that you can’t take your eyes off its beauty. It has gained much attention and popularity from the visitors and is among the most visited mountain ranges in the world. You can easily reach here by a drive of one and half-hour, and on your way, you can experience its beauty and thus results in one more sightseeing option for you. Along with sight-seeing you can also enjoy mountain biking and hiking here. This tourist spot has its importance because along with traveling, numerous options are available here like adventure sports, biking, and fishing.
Vail and nearby towns
Vail is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Colorado in winter; this town is full of Ski-Resorts. It is one of the most loved destinations for Skiing by tourists. This whole area is covered with snow and provides a beautiful track for skiing. This town is embellished with everything you need from, the hotels, restaurants to malls; you’ll find everything you need. This destination is somewhat costly and doesn’t fit everyone’s budget, especially when you come here in winter. So, if your budget is not much, then you can explore this destination; in any other season except winter. If you don’t like skiing then Frisco is a better option for you, it is another amazing mountain town in Vail, which is somewhat less expensive. You’ll find an amazing town for accommodation i.e. Avon which is west of Veil and very popular with its hotels.
Garden of the Gods
The Garden of the Gods is yet another beautiful destination near Colorado Springs, which is popular worldwide for its stone towers. It is a very unique landscape with giant rock piles in the form of a tower which is approximately 300 feet tall from the ground that is why it is a registered National Natural Landmark of Colorado. There is 15 Miles walking distance which allows capturing this amazing rocky creature. This destination is famous for its adventurous activities like Mountain Climbing, Mountain Biking, Jeep Tours, and Horse Riding. You can also enjoy a short movie of this amazing destination in the park itself; it showcases all the beautiful spots of this location. This park also offers a guided walk which takes you through this park and lets you know more about it.
Gunnison National Park
Gunnison National Park is one of the stunning destinations in Colorado; here you can find the Black Canyon, which is very mesmerizing. This fabulous spot is not much visited by tourists because it lies in a remote location. The hard and stiff wall raises from the Gunnison River which results in this wonderful narrow Canyon. These Canyons are very deep and some of them are about 2000 feet deep. Here’s not a lot to do however you can enjoy hiking through narrow and flat paths. Hiking is somewhat risky here due to bad atmospheric conditions and rugged routes. You can easily reach here in an hour from the Grand Junction.
Great Sand Dunes National Parks
The Great Sand Dunes National Parks is one of the most interesting places in Colorado, which provides you with a great landscape view. This spot becomes more special for you if you like mountain climbing; here the highest point to climb is 750 feet high and also known as Star Dune. Summer is the best time to visit this stunning destination. If you want to closely explore this whole spot then you can cover it via vehicle. But, take care that the vehicle should be four-wheel drive because this whole area is covered with sand, so it becomes difficult to drive a normal car here. You can also enjoy camping in this unique terrain; you’ll find the camping sites near the roadside area.
Durango is a lovely town situated in southern Colorado, which is fully covered by mountains. This town is famous for its vintage buildings, schools, hotels, and restaurants. The Silverton Narrow Gage Railway is the center of attraction of this town. This vintage train makes a day trip starting from the Durango valley to the town of Silvertown, the whole route covered during this trip provides you with a great scenic view. Durango is an old terminus that connects Denver to Durango. You can also perform adventurous activities like mountain biking, and hiking on this beautiful track. In winters this town becomes one of the best spots for skiing, and can easily find skiing resorts within 15 minutes distance from this town.
San Juan Skyway and the Million Dollar Highway
The connecting route of the old mining town of Silverton and the town of Ouray (also known as Switzerland of America) is also known as the Million Dollar Highway, this amazing route is stretched in 41 KM in two lanes. This route provides you the most beautiful scenic view while driving because it is covered with beautiful mountain ranges, tall cliffs, and valleys and thus one of the most amazing routes in Colorado. Along with this, you can also extend your drive to the San Juan Skywaywhich is another wonderful route to check out. If you are running short of time then, exploring the town of Silverton is a better option for you. This town is situated at an elevation of 9300 feet and fully covered with mountain ranges. Here you can find some shops and restaurants along the street.
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