Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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The state of Colorado was named after the Colorado River and encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains.  The capital and largest city in Colorado is Denver and, like many other cities throughout the state, it has plenty to offer its welcomed visitors.  In this one state you can see everything from desert areas to rich plant life, massive lakes and even snow capped mountains.  It truly is one of the most diverse locations in the country and, if within your means, a tour to a few cities should definitely form part of your next holiday.  In general, hotel accommodation in Colorado is relatively affordable.  Of course, it doesn't hurt to seek out the best Colorado hotel deals online before making any final plans.  Booking a Denver Airport rental car in Colorado for a fun road trip through your favourite cities is the ideal way of getting around.

Denver and Colorado Springs

These two cities are quite easily the most popular tourist destinations.  The good news is that they are within fairly close proximity of each other which makes it possible for visitors to see both locations.

If you have your own vehicle, you should definitely make your way out to Mount Evans via the Mount Evans Scenic Byway.  The route is 28 miles long and will take you to an altitude of 14,264 feet.  Make sure that you take refreshments, additional clothing and your camera along with you.  Set out in the morning and enjoy a picnic lunch with a view second to none.

In the city itself, you can enjoy the local botanic gardens, museums and, for thrill seekers, the Elitch Gardens Theme Park and Lakeside Amusement Park await.  The Northfield Stapleton and Denver Pavilions are two popular shopping destinations for both locals and tourists.

In the evening, the bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs come to life and the local theatres host a number of fabulous local performances.  The city of Denver is guaranteed to keep you entertained day and night with so much to offer the whole family.

Colorado Springs is a great getaway for nature lovers and top attractions include the famous geological formations known as the Garden of the Gods.  Red Rock Canyon offers fantastic hiking trails of varying levels and the North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center is ideal for learning more about the local terrain and wildlife.

Other top attractions in Colorado

The Rocky Mountain National Park is another main attraction in the state.  Visitors can make their way through the area on foot, by horseback or with off road vehicles.  The green slopes, Bear Lake and numerous other features make this one of the most peaceful locations in the country.

Aspen is also home to a wonderful natural landscape and a number of scenic hiking trails.  Maroon Lake, Independence Pass and the Rio Grande Trail are all top sights in the area.

The Grand Mesa at Grand Junction is believed to be the largest flat topped mountain.  It measures 350,000 acres in size and houses more than 300 lakes.  Other great hiking areas include the Tabeguache Trail and the Dominguez Canyon, to name just a few.  The downtown area in Grand Junction provides plenty of evening entertainment, places to eat and accommodation to stay.