Colorado is internationally famous for the skiing/snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking and winter sports. For this reason Colorado vacation destinations are not only in the two biggest cities: Denver and Colorado Springs but also Aspen and the rocky mountains.
Aspen – “With four world-class mountains within the area, Aspen boasts the most diverse selection of terrain and on-snow experiences in Colorado. The best part is: A ski pass is valid at all four of our mountains!”
I remember being in Australia and receiving the obligatory question, “Where are you from in the US?”
My typical answer: “I am from California, but living in Colorado.” To which the young Aussie replied, “Oh, I love Colorado. I was on vacation there and lived in Aspen working at a sky resort.
Rocky Mountains – Colorado has the MOST 14,000+ foot mountains in the United States. It has a total of 53 mountains over 14,000 feet (4200 meter mountains)! For this reason, Colorado is a mountain climber paradise. Half the state is the “rockiest” part of the rocky mountains. It has the highest average elevation of any state.
Rocky Mountain National Park is located in Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park is ALL mountains with inspiring skylines, beautiful wildflowers, abundant with multiday backpack trips and climbing adventurers for every level of hiker.