Tourism in Colorado
Tourism in Colorado
Colorado is a western state of the United States. With Denver for capital bordered to the north by Wyoming and Nebraska, to the east by the Kansas, to the south East by Oklahoma, to the south by New Mexico and to the west by Utah. It is also one of only two states completely rectangular with Wyoming.
Its names come from Spanish origin meaning (red color), from red rock a formations in Southwest Colorado.
Originally it was the first Native American territory Apache, Arapaho and Cheyenne who then occupied the eastern plains of Colorado.
Or in the Mesa Verde Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site have finds of ancient dwellings carved into the rock dating from the time of Native Americans, with no less than 152 cliff dwellings dating from 600 and 1300 .
The entire territory is located above 1000 meters in the west with the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Plateau or Mount Elbert culminates mountains at 4401 meters, while Eastern State is occupied by Great Plains; with an average altitude of the State situated over 2073 meters above sea level
Are altitude steppe climate is semi-arid with winter drought accompanied by temperatures change rapidly from year to year in the varied ground of the Rockies mountains.
It is crossed by many rivers: the Colorado River, the Rio Grande, Arkansas (Mississippi tributary) of the South Platte and North Platte, branches of the Platte, a tributary of Mississippi.
The great land diversity well inspiring you: deep canyons, forests, lakes, meadows and rolling sand dunes of the Northeast, and especially the Rockies Mountains with those of sight. That make this state an invitation to hikers and enjoy the great outdoors or outdoor activities have developed: hiking, horseback riding, climbing, rafting, canoeing or fishing with a dry climate sunny 300 days of sunshine per year.
In the north with the Great Plains or ranches that are installed visitors and tourists well get a unique experience.
And the discovery of Great Sand Dunes Park, a park that extends over 80 km offers the highest sand dunes in North America or you can climb the dunes or walk down on plank of surf.
You can also discover the deepest source of hot water of the United States with a deep of 305, 41 meters located in Pagosa Springs.
In this side region of Denver we have also discovers several abandoned mining towns with nicknamed "ghost towns.
Moutains State Colorado is also a paradise for winter sports with 26 ski resorts and 68 summits over 3650 meters.
Mile High City 'Denver worth seeing
A city or in some neighborhoods like Lower Downtown, kept atmosphere of the Gold Rush home to restaurants, theaters, art galleries and many museums like the Denver Art Museum alongside the skyscrapers of our time.
The state owes its wealth to tourism but also to agriculture: grain, wheat, dry crops, livestock, and logging, with gold and silver mines, with Mollie Kathleen, the oldest gold mine stilling in operation, the uranium and oil deposits.