Colorado Ranch Vacations, Ski Vacation Rentals are famous the world over. Colorado is a state of breath taking beauty and diversity and offers a wealth of delights to the visitor whether they are staying in a Colorado Ranch Vacation Rental or Colorado Ski vacation Rental. A holiday or vacation rental in Colorado is a great way to explore the State and enjoy all that is has to offer all year round.
The entire state of Colorado lies above 1,000 metres and has the majestic Rocky Mountains running through it so, perhaps not surprisingly, it is known as the Rocky Mountain State. The highest point in Colorado is the summit of Mount Elbert that reaches to just over 4.4 km (14,440 feet) and in fact Colorado has over 50 peaks that reach above 4.2 km (14,000 feet).
The capital city of Colorado is Denver, which lies at just over 1.6 km or 1 mile and this gives rise to the moniker, Mile High City. It is nestled at the feet of the Rocky Mountains and its history reaches back to the middle 1800’s when it was founded as a camp for gold miners coming to the region. It is now a thriving commercial and financial hub and the perfect destination for a Colorado vacation rental.
Front Range is an area of stunning picture postcard beauty that has even Presidents quaking at the thought of doing it justice with their descriptions. With stunning peaks and majestic trails this area will take your breath away on your vacation rental. Visit hot springs and follow in the footsteps of Native American peoples. Camp, hike and absorb the fantastic wildlife and sights and breathe in nature at its best. Walk along lakesides or enjoy the city bustle of the famous Boulder, Colorado.
The Western Slope also offers many stunning vistas with its snow capped peaks and rugged terrain giving way to beautiful valleys and fantastic rivers. For snow enthusiasts the area is much prized with some of the most dramatic scenery amongst ski resorts anywhere.
It is home to the famous Aspen as well as some slightly less famous gems such as Telluride. Telluride has a reputation as one of the top scenic resorts as well as having fantastic skiing to match, whilst not being overly crowded. Telluride also features a remarkable Summer Festival season, including one of the most prominent Bluegrass festivals in the U.S. in June.
Visit the flatlands and prairies of the Eastern Plains on your Colorado vacation rental. There are seemingly endless miles of wheat swaying in the sun and vast open regions. Play lakeside or visit a rodeo or gunfight re-enactment. The people are friendly and the towns are small – a great combination for fantastic hospitality.
Colorado Springs the state’s second largest city at under half a million lies in South Central Colorado. Again the vistas here are magnificent with a backdrop of snow capped peaks and swathes of forests of pine and aspen. The Arkansas River provides for the delights of water-sports and fishing and all the excitement that goes with it.
Come on! Give a Colorado vacation rental a go.
An incredibly geographically diverse state with towering mountains in the central regions, vast outstretched flats in the east, arid barren canyons and bare plateaus in the west, lush green valleys in the north and farmland in the south, this was the land where a myriad of Native American tribes roamed freely before the discovery of gold in the area.
Denver is the main city of the state and it has many museums, like the Museum of Nature and Science, and the Art Museum, the famous Fillmore Auditorium, an Aquarium, an Observatory, many theaters, golf courses, everything else you’d expect to find in a big city, as well as something you wouldn’t – Dinosaur Ridge, located just to the west of the city is one of the world’s most famous dinosaur fossil localities and can accessed by booking a Colorado vacation rental home.
There are many natural points of interest to see in this region, with the Rocky Mountain National Park in the north featuring some colossal mountains with lakes, forests, wildlife, beautiful and varied hiking trails, some incredible panoramic views, and the start of the Colorado River, a truly stunning setting with majestic alpine panoramas, and the perfect example of the American Great Outdoors. In the west you have the Colorado National Monument, an awesome otherworldly landscape that has no comparisons – barren valleys cut deep into sandstone with incredible granite rock formations, towering monoliths and vast plateaus populated by bighorn sheep and soaring eagles. Further south you have the Mesa Verde National Park, the largest archeological preserve in the USA and A UNESCO World Heritage Site, with nearly 5,000 archeological sites and over 600 cliff dwellings dating back to 600 AD and geological formations dating back 90 million years ago.
In the winter, Colorado becomes a hot spot for ski enthusiasts with many of America’s premier and most sought-after resorts snuggled into the mountains just west of Denver – Summit County offers high elevation, thus guaranteeing plenty of snow, and four world-class ski resorts within a stone’s throw from each other, the world famous Vail is the largest resort in the USA with the most diverse and expansive skiing in the world, whilst Aspen offers the glitziest glam après ski and nightlife, catering to the exclusive set, although it has recently lifted its ban on snowboarders (though the fact that it had a ban on the first place speaks volumes).
There are other points of interest, like the Water Theme Park and the Elitch Gardens Theme Park, both massive, both fun, the Royal George Bridge which, at 300 meters above the Arkansas River, is one of the highest suspension bridges in the world, and the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (a National Historic Landmark), a steam powered restored train talking you back to the gold prospecting days.
Colorado is America. The great plains, the mountains, the valleys, lush forests and barren plateaus, the great outdoors. Great for hiking and nature sightseeing, book up- a Colorado vacation rental home and I can guarantee that the place which will leave you in awe.