Colorado straddling the Rockies
Mountains distinguish Colorado. The Rocky Mountains to be specific.
Although known for its mountains half of Colorado is flat and rolling land. To the west of the Great Plains of Colorado rises the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky Mountains within Colorado contain 53 true peaks with a total of 58 that are 14,000 feet (4,267 m) or higher in elevation. The summit of Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet (4,401.2 m) elevation is the highest point in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains of North America. Colorado is the only U.S. state that lies entirely above 1,000 meters of elevation.
Denver is Colorado’s capital and most populous city. Called the Mile High city, you can see the mile-high mark on the steps of the State Capitol building. It has a very friendly urban area and a free bus travels along 16th Street Mall in order to make getting around easier. Walking through Larimer Square, near the historic centre of Denver, is like journeying back to the Old West, with its historic buildings and fascinating shops.
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Colorado boasts some of the best skiing in the United States with places like Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and Telluride being some of the most popular areas for skiing and other snow sports.
Colorado Springs is the second most populous city and the most extensive city in the State of Colorado. There are a great number of attractions there including the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex at the summit of the mountain, plus the fascinating Manitou and Pike’s Peak Railway which reopened in 2021.
Image – Visit ColoradoColorado is a most beautiful and fascinating destination. Take your time when you visit, as that will be a decision you will never regret making.