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Taking in the scenic mountain views from the the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Colorado
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Accommodations and More in Colorado

Travel tips and fun facts for booking your next trip to Colorado

Whether you’re looking to relax from your day’s adventures or discover exciting excursions off the beaten path, Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreation for all ages and experience levels.

Accommodations for Every Traveler

From hip urban hotels in Denver to cozy farmhouses, rustic guest ranches and five-star luxury resorts across the state, Colorado provides a wealth of options for rest and relaxation while on vacation. Check in at one of many bed and breakfasts throughout the state such as The Distillery Inn in Marble or Dunton Town House in Telluride, a historic mining town. Farm and ranch stays provide visitors with a taste of the Wild West. Relax at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland or marvel at breathtaking views at Colorado Trails Ranch in Durango. Seeking more modern accommodations The Elizabeth Hotel is in the heart of downtown Fort Collins near a variety of hiking and biking trails — perfect for outdoor excursions and urban experiences. Luxury resorts are abundant throughout the state. Find nirvana at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado’s only Five Star and Five Diamond Resort, or marvel at snowcapped peaks at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa nestled in Colorado’s Vail Valley.

Travelers can also rent a condo, cottage or yurt, as well as revel under the Colorado night sky at one of the many state camp and RV sites. Discover more Colorado accommodation options here.

Unique to Colorado Fun Facts

Whether you’re seeking one-of-a-kind attractions or exclusive experiences, Colorado hosts a plethora of options for travelers that may surprise you.

  • Once the home of the ancient Anasazi civilization, Colorado’s landscape hosts stunning ruins from this Ancestral Puebloan culture’s past. The largest archaeological reserve is located within Mesa Verde National Park.
  • Loveland, Colorado, is home to over 500 free public art pieces including 200 bronze sculptures at Benson Sculpture Garden and Chapungu Sculpture Park.
  • Denver has the largest city park system in the USA including 205 parks in the city limits, as well as 8,100 hectares of parklands in the nearby mountains.
  • Fort Collins is the “beer capital” of Colorado. Visitors can sip handcrafted brews at more than 20 craft breweries.
  • Colorado is home to eight historic trains as well as multiple railroad attractions. Ride The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway near Colorado Springs (also home to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum) or the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
  • Colorado is home to 26 scenic byways (including 10 electrified byways), all perfect for road trips.
  • Colorado is home to more than 1,500 ghost towns, relics of the state’s Gold Rush history that you can still explore today.
  • You’ll find the world’s largest natural hot springs pool in Glenwood Springs at the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort.
  • There are 28 world-famous ski areas and resorts throughout Colorado, including Aspen, Snowmass, Vail, Steamboat, Breckenridge, Telluride and Winter Park. Not just for winter sports, ski resorts offer a variety of activities during the summer such as hiking, chairlift rides and ziplining.

For more information about Colorado’s attractions and excursions, including the best shopping and outlet malls throughout the state, click here.