To celebrate this beautiful state, we are going to share 14 fun facts with you about it! Why 14 you ask?
1. For those new to the Colorado experience, a “14er” is the nickname given to 14,000 ft mountains, of which there are 58 in Colorado.
2. There are 4 National Parks here including Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
3. Wildlife includes bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mountain lions, black bears, prairie dogs, and bison.
4. The Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness located in the Elk Mountains of central Colorado is one of the most photographed mountain ranges in the entire country, and there is a wheelchair accessible path near Maroon Lake.
5. You can zip line across 1,000 ft. high Royal Gorge!
6. Whitewater Rafting has been a Colorado tradition for decades. Depending on where you spend your time in the state, some of the best bucket list waterways include the Colorado, Yampa, Animas, Cache La Poudre, and Arkansas Rivers.
7. For athletes of all abilities, skiing or snowboarding on fresh Colorado snow is one of the state’s ultimate outdoor experiences.
8. There are many events and festivals to celebrate the music, cuisine, arts, and other aspects of the state that make it so special. Colorado has a festival for everyone to add to their bucket list. Colorado is famous for the largest celebration of Celtic heritage west of the Mississippi River, the Great American Beer Festival, Winter X Games in Aspen, and many rodeo events.
9. With national recognition as one of the most beautiful places for live music, seeing a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater is an item that should be on every Colorado bucket list.
10. With volcanically formed mountains and geothermal activity beneath, there are many options to soak in a naturally fed hot spring pool throughout Colorado.
11. From breweries in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins to the vineyards of Palisade and beyond, you can enjoy the taste of Colorado in both crowded city streets and along scenic mountain byways.
12. With a scenic network of railways that navigate through river canyons and over mountain passes, Colorado by train is truly a delight.
13. Great with eggs, burritos, and just about everything else, Colorado Pueblo green chiles are a local favorite for a bit of spice and flavor.
14. The serenity and sheer beauty of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains draw millions of visitors from all over the world, searching for connections with nature and unforgettable outdoor experiences.
We hope you enjoyed learning more about this state, one of our favorite US destinations to book for our clients!