The state was named for the Colorado River, which early Spanish explorers named the Río Colorado for the red colored silt the river carried from the mountains. Colorado is incredibly beautiful. There are forested mountain slopes, clear, swift flowing streams filled with trout, and open plains populated by deer.
But when winter comes, Colorado truly becomes a special place. Located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, Colorado is a wonder to behold.
Centrally located in the United States, Colorado is a land of diverse environments and vacation experiences. From the rolling eastern plains and grasslands to the majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains with their mountain meadows and roaring rivers and on to the canyons and mesas of the western slope of Colorado, visitors to the state can find just about anything they are wanting to do during their summer travels.
Each year, millions flock here to take in the scenic views of the Rockies and pleasant climate. The eastern two-fifths of the state is flat and is used to raise cattle, Colorado’s leading agricultural activity. 75% of agricultural production dominated by livestock and livestock products. Over 60% of the state’s agricultural revenues are provided by the growth of cattle and calves.
Overall, Colorado has the highest average altitude of any of the states. It is about 6,800 feet above sea level. That is why millions flock to Colorado ski resorts each winter.
Colorado is a true winter wonderland. Although the state averages 15 inches of precipitation annually, the mountainous regions get over 20 inches each year. Aspen, Colorado is one of the premier ski destination resorts in the country.
In addition to being a haven for skiing and other winter outdoor activities, Aspen also boasts a rich local culture that is sure to satisfy everyone’s needs for a fun filled vacation.
This means there is always enough powdery snow drifting down onto the many Colorado ski hotels.
Colorado is North America’s leading ski area and is regarded as one of the key ski destinations in the world. The Colorado ski resorts enjoy an abundance of dry, light, fluffy snow due to the Rocky Mountains forming a barrier to any storms that come from the Pacific Ocean.
From the time the ski season opens in November until it ends in April, the ski slopes are enveloped in gleaming white snow.
If a five month ski season and a chance to hob knob with the beautiful people who inhabit Colorado ski resorts is not enough to get you to the Centennial State, then the discount ski holidays offered by the travel operators will be. There is sure to be a package to fit any budget.
Ski vacations are not all tailored for bargain shoppers. Some people come to the Colorado ski resorts to get away from the hoi polloi and spend quiet time with a loved one.
Many of these seclusion seekers have unlimited budgets, and Colorado has quite a few ski resorts that can provide the perfect romantic getaway.
Nestled in the breathtaking beauty and majesty of the Rocky Mountains, Vail, Colorado is a magnificent vacation and ski destination for your soul. A blend of high-alpine adventure and charming village ambiance, Vail is a spectacular vacation oasis blessed with endless recreational, cultural and spiritual adventures – from fluffy slopes to wilderness trails to music festivals that rock the Rockies.
There the jet set frolic in the snow, cuddle in steaming outdoor hot tubs, or embrace in front a crackling fire as snow blankets the earth around their hideaway.
A Colorado vacation in the Rocky Mountains can be the experience of a lifetime. If you enjoy outdoor sports and adventures, exquisite scenery, peace and serenity, or fun and adventure then this vacation is for you. The Rocky Mountains in Colorado have so much to offer in every season that your first vacation here will not be your last.
There is Grand Lake, a lake formed by glaciers. There is also Summit Lake located over 12,700 feet above sea level. At 12,840 feet (3,914 m), Summit Lake Park anchors the high-altitude end of the Mountain Parks system. Colorado is also has stunning rock formations.
Any visitor must see the famous Pike’s Peak. Other picturesque locations include the Garden of the Gods, Devil’s Kitchen, and Window Rock and of course the Colorado National Monument, a group of truly unusual rock formations in western Colorado.
Yes, you can ski in Colorado, but you can do so much more. Come to Colorado!
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