Colorado

The Colorado Rockies encompass the highest peaks of the majestic Rocky Mountains, reaching elevations of 9,000 feet. These towering granite formations make the Colorado Rockies a bucket-list natural spectacle for nearly all American travelers.

If you travel during the winter, expect to find the Colorado Rockies blanketed in sheets of white snow. This outdoor enthusiast’s utopia is home to countless ski-resort areas, where you can capitalize on the adventure potential. Some of the most popular include Vail, Aspen Snowmass, Winter Park, Beaver Creek, Crested Butte, Telluride, and Keystone Resort. Though many areas are crowded throughout the season, the Colorado Rockies are so grand and far-reaching; it’s easy to get off the beaten path in the backcountry. (That said, you’ll welcome the fun-loving crowds when you decide to indulge in après-ski food and drink.)

The Colorado Rockies have tons of activities for nature lovers during warmer months: Hiking and biking trails take you through wildflower-covered alpine fields and to the banks of isolated high-altitude lakes. If there’s one thing the Colorado Rockies will remind any visitor of, it’s that you don’t have to leave America to experience some of the world’s most grand, untamed wilderness.

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Things to Do

A Taste of the Wild West

A Taste of the Wild West

Colorado practically invented the idyllic mountain community, rife with fresh-faced, sporty types and stunning alpine scenery.

Trail Blazing in Colorado

Trail Blazing in Colorado

These spots all offer great dining and lodging, and outdoor activities beyond hiking, like designer golf and mountain-bike parks.

Find Your Colorado Ski Scene

Find Your Colorado Ski Scene

Whatever you’re looking to get out of a winter ski trip, there’s a Colorado ski resort for you.

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The Snows of Summit County: Copper Mountain

Less than two hours west of Denver, skiers and snowboarders find themselves on top of the world.

As soon as you head west of Denver on Interstate 70, the scenery transforms. Steel and concrete morph into pine and granite, and the front range of the Rockies fills the windshield. WATCH FOR WILDLIFE, cautions a yellow sign; bighorn sheep, pushed from the peaks by heavy snows, casually gaze through a curlicue of horn at the cars streaming by.
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Where to Stay

Rams Horn Village Resort

Rams Horn Village Resort #2327 

"Great Location- Clean- plently of room. Like your own home."

– juliegrube

Valdoro Mountain Lodge

Valdoro Mountain Lodge #6388 

"Everything in town is in walking distance."

– maxxxx6us

Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel

Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel #5348 

"Excellent resort across the street from steamboat."

– David C

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