Also known as the Centennial State, Colorado became a state one
hundred years after the signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
The state capital of Colorado is Denver.
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resources for visitors to Colorado.
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About Colorado -
Find out more about Colorado before you travel there.
Colorado is one of the Mountain states; its name taken from the
Colorado River; a name in turn given by Spanish explorers who saw in it the colour red.
The Rocky Mountains are in the middle of the Centennial State, and is
one of the highest regions of the North American continent.
States neighbouring Colorado are:
Best Mountain Tours:
Get to see the out of the way places you might never find in a rental car.
More for residents than visitors, this is the state paper pushing area.
Colorado combines the rustic images of the old west with the sophistication of modern
resorts and cities.
The online version of the official visitor's guide to Colorado.
Vail and Beaver Creek:
The no frills guide for those who can't afford designer prices to be seen, but still like
The Colorado Department of Transportation provide maps and other useful information to
help you plan ahead and avoid being stuck in a cone zone, or ill-prepared for bad weather.
Colorado National Parks
The Colorado River has carved a number of canyons and gorges across
Mesa Verde National Park:
The culture represented at Mesa Verde reflects more than 700 years of history. From
approximately A.D. 600 through A.D. 1300 people lived and flourished in communities
throughout the area, eventually building elaborate stone villages in the sheltered alcoves
of the canyon walls.
The Colorado Rockies have around 50 peaks above 4,000 metres. A great
place for hiking in the summer and powder skiing in the winter; especially around Aspen,
Steamboat Springs, Telluride and Vail.
Greater Denver's guide to cultural events and organisations.
Central City, Colorado is located in the Rocky Mountains, 35 miles west of Denver. Founded
in 1932, the opera company is the fifth oldest in the United States.
Children's Museum of Denver:
Denver's best hands-on experience for children is both educational and fun. Programs
and playscapes are designed for new-borns through eight-year-olds; of course accompanying
adults will enjoy them too. Go on, be a child in Denver.
Denver Art Museum:
The Denver Art Museum is unique among art museums in the United States in the scope and
depth of its Native Arts collection. A variety of events are also staged throughout the
year, such as the annual Friendship Powwow and the DAM Uncorked Wine Event.
Denver Botanic Gardens:
With more than 15,000 plant species from such far-away places as Australia, South Africa
and the Himalayas, Denver Botanic Gardens is recognised as one of the top urban gardens in
the United States.
Center for the Performing Arts:
This showcase for live theatre is a nurturing ground for new plays and a preferred stop on
the Broadway touring circuit. Check out the events calendar.
Denver City Search:
Complete guide to what's on in and around Denver; along with user reviews.
Dining in Denver:
Try these common searches for restaurants in the Mile High City.
From Montclair to Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park to the Potter-Highlands Historic District,
readers can immerse themselves in the rich history of Denver's buildings and
neighbourhoods, while exploring the city with recommended walking tours.
Molly Brown House Museum:
A major tourist attraction in the state, people visit the house to learn about the
lifestyle enjoyed by Victorian Denver's upper-middle class and gain a glimpse into the
life of Denver's unsinkable lady; whose real name was Maggie.
Located in a spectacular setting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is one of
America's fastest growing cities. The Mile High City offers visitors a choice of
outstanding cultural attractions, museums, shopping, dining and nightlife.
Colorado is a rural-like community located in the high
country, adjacent to the Continental Divide, that enjoys low taxes with a financially
secure, unobtrusive government presence. Many visitors come to enjoy Golden Gate
Canyon State Park or the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests as well as spend time in
one of the many casinos located in Black Hawk and Central City.
Skiing in Colorado
When going skiing in
take a look at some of the smaller ski areas. They cost less, the lines are shorter,
and you'll probably have more fun skiing.
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