The Ultimate Colorado Travel Guide
Colorado: There is so much to do and see in Colorado that you will need multiple trips to explore everything! Besides the popular attractions like the Rocky Mountains, Pikes Peak, Garden of Gods, etc. Colorado has several other hidden gems that you must-see, like the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Royal Gorge Bridge Park, Broadmoor Seven Falls, and a lot more. Here is my Colorado travel guide outlining major Colorado attractions!
To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Colorado travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Colorado, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Colorado attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Colorado Attractions.
History: The area, today called Colorado, was ceded to the United States in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican-American War (1846-48). Later in 1876, Colorado joined the union as the 38th state. Colorado is the highest state and has mountains reaching 14,000 feet. It’s also home to the Grand Mesa, the world’s most extensive flat-top plateau. Colorado got its nickname, the Centennial State because it entered the union in 1876, 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Colorado State is a leader in the manufacturing of scientific and medical instruments and is also a primarily agricultural and mining state.
Geography: Colorado is bordered by Wyoming and Nebraska in the north. To the south is New Mexico and Oklahoma. In the east, it’s bordered by Nebraska and Kansas and to the west by Utah. The highest point in Colorado, and the entire Rocky Mountains, is Mt. Elbert at 14,440 feet above sea level. Colorado is the highest state and has mountains reaching 14,000 feet. It’s also home to the Grand Mesa, the world’s most extensive flat-top plateau.
Flight: Denver International Airport (DEN) is the most popular and busiest airport in Colorado. However, there are few other regional airports, including Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) and Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ).
Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could drive to Colorado.
Train: Amtrak offers a rail service called California Zephyr connecting – Chicago, Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Emeryville (San Francisco).