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-storey 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.