Crinkled with mountains, Colorado is synonymous with outdoor adventure. The Rocky, San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges run through the state, their white peaks forming a backdrop to your stay. Our specialists have explored Colorado’s length and breadth, and can help you make the most of your visit to the Centennial State.
You could hike or go white-water rafting through deep river-cut canyons, passing wizened rock formations and looking out for moose, coyotes and black bears. Or, drive the scenic Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park, pausing to take in views over the forested valley at Many Parks Curve.
We recommend exploring the historic Wild-West town of Durango, whose carefully preserved downtown has appeared in classic films such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. You can pay homage to its railroad heritage with a ride along the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, enjoying views over the aspen forests and outcrops of the Animas Valley.
Meanwhile, in Mesa Verde National Park, you can visit Ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings. Carved into rocky alcoves high above the canyons between the 7th and 14th centuries, these multi-story former homes provide a glimpse into a lifestyle and culture now lost in time.
Places to visit in Colorado
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Colorado, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itineraries featuring Colorado
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Colorado, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Colorado
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Places in and around Colorado
- Alamosa Colorado
- Aspen Colorado
- Colorado Springs Colorado
- Denver Colorado
- Durango Colorado
- Estes Park Colorado
- Grand Junction Colorado
- Mesa Verde National Park Colorado
- Telluride Colorado
- Vail Colorado
- Arches National Park 223 miles away
- Moab 224 miles away
- Santa Fe 244 miles away
- Canyonlands National Park 245 miles away
- Wyoming 283 miles away
- Albuquerque 292 miles away
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park 294 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Colorado
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Colorado. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The Stanley Hotel is a historic property that has welcomed visitors since the early 20th century, and has earned an excellent reputation around the Estes Park area. The property offers modern comforts and scenic views at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Far View Lodge was designed to reflect the true essence and tranquility of Mesa Verde. This understated western-style hotel maximises the breath-taking views of Mesa Verde National Park enjoyed from your private balcony.
An historic landmark hotel dating back to 1887, The Strater is one of the best-known features of this delightful Western town, mixing period elegance with Old West charm.
Bear Creek Lodge in Mountain Village is a great option for accommodation in Telluride. It offers a choice of comfortable condos ranging from one to four bedrooms in size.
The Garden of the Gods Club and Resort is in an ideal location for enjoying the beautiful red rock scenery and variety of outdoor activities in Colorado Springs.
Situated in the heart of downtown Denver, just a few minutes' walk from Larimer Square, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco is a trendy option in the city with great amenities and a quirky style.
Sitting at the foot of Vail Mountain, and only minutes from the Village of Vail, the Four Seasons Resort is a contemporary hotel offering rooms, suites and private residences.
The Sebastian is one of Vail’s newest and most stylish boutique luxury hotels. It features luxury hotel rooms and is located in the heart of Vail Village.
Opened in 1918, the Broadmoor is located in 3,000 acres of landscaped grounds in the shadows of Cheyenne Mountain.
Situated in Colorado Springs, the Quality Inn is close to many attractions and points of interest including the Garden of the Gods Park, Pikes Peak Cog Railroad and Seven Falls Waterfalls.
At the forefront of luxury hotels in Denver, the Brown Palace has played host to all but two Presidents since 1905 as well as The Beatles and other glittering celebrities.
Situated just above Downtown at the crossroads of Denver's trendy Uptown and Capitol Hill neighbourhoods, the Warwick is just a short walk away from the State Capitol.
A stay at the The Curtis Doubletree Hotel is a unique experience and the emphasis at this boutique hotel is firmly set on having fun.