Colorado Tourism Activities for all..
So what are the most popular Colorado tourism activities?
Many people when they hear "Colorado" think of Coors Beer, Rocky Mountains, and Denver.
Colorado tourism activities are definitely much more than that! The highest peaks of the North American Rockies can be found in Colorado, as well as college towns and historical cities.
Gold and silver have been found and mined in Colorado and wine and beer have been made.
Skiing is one of the largest draws to the State in the wintertime. Overall, you can find something to do here as you tour through the State, regardless of your age or the size of your family.
Here are some of our suggested Colorado tourism activities:
Geological and archaeological points of interest litter Colorado. Learn something about the history of the Earth and its peoples right alongside the children.
Native American cultures can be seen at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado.
Near Grand Junction you will find the Colorado National Monument with its walks through red sandstone pillars and arches that arise as beacons over the Grand Valley. Are fossils your thing? Visit Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument west of Pike's Peak.
Redwood trees that succumbed to the raining volcanic ash of times gone by petrified and preserved over a thousand species giving this area as one of the most diverse fossil beds in the world. Go fossil hunting with your kids, and you are in for a very memorable and educational Colorado family vacation.
Historic and Scenic Trails
Colorado was the destination and thoroughfare of many of the wagon trains as settlers and explorers headed off for fortune or fame.
The Old Spanish National Trail was the 1820s trade route from New Mexico to California that winds through southwestern Colorado. The Pony Express National Historic Trail can be found on the eastern plains.
The Santa Fe National Historic Trail wanders the eastern plains as well. This was the commercial route from Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico and the U.S. Army marched the path to invade Mexico.
The great Continental Divide National Scenic Trail follows the Rockies from Canada to Mexico with high alpine hiking and wilderness areas for visitors to enjoy.
Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction are a few locations with much to see. Denver's city park was designed in 1882 and holds the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science.
While downtown don't miss the Denver Mint.
Garden of the Gods is located near Colorado Springs with easy hikes and bike rides through the red rock country of sandstone pillars. Great Colorado mountains to view too!
John Denver Sanctuary is set to pay homage to the folk artist in Aspen. In the mood for an outdoor concert? Don't miss Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, west Denver.
The military is important, and the Air Force Academy Chapel is a wonderful site for parents and kids.
The National Historic Landmark is in Colorado Springs. Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave is in Golden, as well as Coors Brewery. If you are a tea fan instead, drop on by for a Celestial Seasonings Tour in the college town of Boulder.
Relax for a day trip to Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool and Spa.This is one of the largest hot springs in the world.
You won't want to miss quality time with kids and mom and pop while fishing, faming, hiking, skiing or white river rafting around the thousands of miles of mountains, streams, rivers and lakes.
Kick back and have a vacation to remember!
Whether it lasts a day or a week, it will be a great family vacation remembered for a lifetime!
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