Colorado is famous for its mountains, with winter and summer appeal, but it offers many more things to do as well.
Visit Colorado’s capital, Denver, known as the “Mile High City” because it is 1 mile (1,609 meters) above sea level. This elevation gives the city very comfortable summer temperatures with access to hiking or skiing in the Rocky Mountains less than an hour’s drive away. Hop on and off free buses to explore the city’s downtown next to the mile-long (1.6-kilometer) pedestrianized 16th Street Mall. Visit Denver’s cultural attractions: the Botanic Gardens, Museum of Nature & Science, Art Museum, Zoo and Symphony Orchestra, among many others. Attend major league professional sports competitions in football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer.
One of the country’s largest ski destinations is Breckenridge Ski Resort, with five peaks and over 180 trails. It is now a year-round vacation spot and has numerous summer activities at the Breck Summer Fun Park. Ride the BreckConnect Gondola to the top of the mountain and brave the thrilling alpine superslide or gold runner coaster over 2,500 feet (760 meters) to the bottom. Choose from mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, ziplining, or even a Segway tour to complete your visit.
Aspen and Vail offer massive resorts with challenging slopes as well as family-friendly open glades. Take ski lessons, shop in boutiques, enjoy fine dining and experience the exciting après-ski atmosphere. Colorado has more than 20 ski resorts; make your vacation an annual event and ski them all.
Among Colorado’s mountains, over 50 are greater than 14,000 feet (4,267 meters), big draws for aggressive climbers. Near Colorado Springs visit Pike’s Peak at 14,115 feet (4,302 meters) of elevation. From this vantage point amid “purple mountain majesties,” view the “amber waves of grain” below in the Great Plains. See the commemorative plaque noting the poem with these lines, written by Katherine Lee Bates; the lyrics later became the beloved song America the Beautiful.
Located in the heart of Aurora, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Cherry Creek State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Denver Tech Center and Town Center at Aurora. Aurora History Museum and Garland Park are also within 6 mi (10 km). Nine Mile Station is 8 minutes by foot.
Situated in Lakewood, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Lakewood Cultural Center, University of Denver, and Denver Federal Center. Pirates Cove Water Park and Bandimere Speedway are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Located in Globeville, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Denver Merchandise Mart and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Coors Field. Denver Coliseum and National Western Complex are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in the heart of downtown, this granite-and-glass tower is adjacent to the Colorado Convention Center and one block from the 16th Street pedestrian mall's shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Denver's Downtown Aquarium, and Elitch Gardens Theme Park. Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature and Science are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Situated in the historical district, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Riviera Black Hawk Casino and Bullwhackers Casino. Central City Opera House is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.
1 mile from the State Capitol, this downtown Denver hotel is 3 blocks from the Fillmore Auditorium and within 3 miles of the Denver Zoo and several sports venues.
Situated in Denver, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and Buckley Air Force Base. Centre Hills Disc Golf Course and The Children's Hospital are also within 12 mi (20 km).