Colorado conjures up different images for different people. Some travelers on Colorado vacations long to experience the thriving urban environment of Denver. Others want to visit the famous Colorado attractions such as Pikes Peak. When the athletically minded find a genie in a bottle, they wish for Colorado mountain vacations that give them a chance to ski, bike ride or hike through the state's famous Fourteeners.
Colorado Family Vacations
Your choice of Colorado vacations depends upon your budget, your interests and whom you choose to travel with. Got kids? Plan a Colorado family vacation and you will put an end once and for all to the "I wanna' go to Disney" whine. Taking your kids on a Colorado family vacation allows them to experience a real adventure. For example, why not consider a Colorado family vacation at a dude ranch? In Pagosa Springs, Renegade Cattle Company and Guest Ranch provide its guests with the opportunity to participate in the branding, herding and roping of the cattle. You can also go horseback riding throughout this beautiful area of Colorado. Children under 12 receive a discount rate, and children under age five are free.
Colorado Mountain Vacations
Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, hiker or biker, you are destined to have a fantastic time on any of the variety of Colorado mountain vacations. Even if you are not a skier or a snowboarder, you can winter in the Rockies by enjoying other activities such as snowmobiling and dog sledding. In June, athletic mountain bikers can participate in Ride the Rockies, a six-day mountain biking event sponsored by the Denver Post. The route takes you from Cortez to Canon City Colorado.
Not all of the Colorado attractions require high degrees of athletic skill. For example, in Denver, Water World is considered to be one of the best water parks in North America. The park, which features 42 attractions, is a perfect way to spend a warm summer day. Water World is also a perfect destination for Colorado family vacations.
The state's larger cities are considered Colorado attractions of their won merit. For example, the culturally minded enjoy visiting Boulder Colorado. Shopping enthusiasts should be sure to visit the historic Pearl Street Mall. If you are traveling from Denver Airport towards Summit County, visit the historic towns of Idaho Springs and Georgetown, which are located along Interstate 70. If you are not subject to altitude sickness, drive over the Loveland pass and enjoy the magnificent vistas.
Colorado vacations offer you the opportunity to enjoy all of the good things that life has to offer,