The beautiful state of Colorado is a favorite travel destination for many people – families, nature lovers, adventure junkies, historians, artists and well, just about anyone can find something they love in Colorado.
We’ve traveled there so often I can’t even begin to count the times. We’ve camped, we’ve played in the snow, we’ve stayed in cabins. We both even got hit with altitude sickness really bad once, but don’t let that deter you from experiencing all that is so wonderful about the Rocky Mountain state.
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Aspen and John Denver
Colorado’s official state song is Rocky Mountain High. I was, and still am, a huge fan of John Denver and the gentle music he shared with the world. If you are too, then you must visit Aspen.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado is home to 16 units of the National Park Service. Some are trails, like the Pony Express Trail, some are recreation areas and historic sites, and some are monuments. Rocky Mountain National Park was the first national park in the state, but more importantly, the legislation that created it was the blue print for what later became our National Park System.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
One of the lesser known units of the National Park Service is the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. If you’re a rock climber, you’ve been there/done that, but for the rest of us who prefer our feet on solid ground, it’s an amazingly beautiful hole in the ground that challenges the Grand Canyon for all of its grandeur. And it’s not nearly as crowded as the Grand Canyon.
Crested Butte Colorado Wildflower Festival
Crested Butte is one of the more spectacular places in the Rocky Mountain State, especially in mid-to-late summer when the wildflowers are in bloom. The annual Wildflower Festival the second week in July is a wonderful family-friendly experience for people of all interests and abilities.
Those are just a few of our favorite places, but get out and find your own!