Colorado is packed full of things to do year-round. From family attractions, national parks and outdoor adventure to cosmopolitan cities and welcoming towns. Colorado is a four-season destination offering world-class adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and renowned ski resort areas. The state’s breathtaking natural landscape boasts natural hot springs, hundreds of lakes and rivers, 10 national parks and monuments, and 54 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet.
Six of Colorado’s most famed ski towns—Crested Butte, Telluride, Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge and Silverton—were also thriving towns during the state’s Gold Rush. Gold lured adventurers of the past, and today folks flock to these towns in search of white gold (snow) and modern adventures. Each town’s own unique history can still be experienced on the ski slopes and trails as well as through historic hotels, museums and even shopping and dining in historic buildings.