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Colorado Mountains

Snow covered slopes, whispering pines, mountain peaks, and rushing rivers-this and so much more contribute to the majesty and beauty of Colorado. You may choose to spend your day rock climbing in Mesa Verde, or excavate with a certified archeologist in Crow Canyon. You can go back in time on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, spend a day or two taking a back country Hummer tour or even grab your gear for a family rafting trip or even a “night vision” raft trip.

Best of Colorado

Do you hear the call of the wild? Then Colorado will keep you energized. Its open wilderness is home to elk, rabbit, turkey, ducks, boars, and other wild game. With over 100,000 acres of non-road areas, there are numerous opportunities to test your tracking skills as you view the majestic scenery. You are sure to find the noises of nature—babbling brooks, rustling leaves, and the symphony of the songbirds—to be the perfect backdrop to an unforgettable hunt.

Colorado has 42 state parks which offer a plethora of family activities. You can hike the trails of the Pawnee National Grassland and Lizard Head Wilderness; cast your line for the trout that inhabit the lakes of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness, look in awe at Mount Massive and Mount Elbert in the Mount Massive Wilderness Area, or you may wish to spend the day on the 3,000 acre reservoir at North Sterling State Park. Other options available at Colorado state parks are camping, skiing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, target shooting or even model airplane fields.

There are many other choices for making magnificent family memories. Should you visit Walden Lake or Grand Lake, you will see bald eagles, black bears, and possibly moose or elk. Want to try something more adventurous? Then head to the natural caves at Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs or Glenwood Caverns in Glenwood where you can go spelunking. Professional guides will lead you on an underground journey through raw cave formations.

Do you feel the need for speed? Then visit one of Colorado’s many mountain resorts—Copper Mountain, Keystone, Breckenridge, Fraser-where you can rent rubber inner tubes and laugh and shout as you rapidly descend the snow covered slopes. No skill is required and the tubing slopes are not used by skiers or snowboarders, so there is no fear of collision. For racing of a different sort, explore the many outdoor ice skating rinks, where you can enjoy a true Colorado winter activity. Colorado is the perfect place for a visitor from someplace like Georgia that's not used to the great skiing and snow.

Colorado’s way of life is a diverse blend of the Old West combined with the haute’ culture of cities like Denver, Vail, and Aspen. It offers a multitude of outdoor attractions and activities as well as museums of modern art, film festivals, amphitheatres and Five Star Dining. You can choose to sleep out under the stars, shove your boot under your bunk at a dude ranch or be pampered at a premiere bed and breakfast or resort. Regardless of what you choose, you are going to have an unforgettable experience. So come see Colorado, you’ll be glad you did.

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Photo Credits: Banner Photo by Mark W Gallagher; Colorado Hiker by Andrew Baron ; Colorado in the fall by Photo Bobil ; Superhero Skier by Vox Efx ; Colorado Wedding Photo by Sebrenner