Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison National Park

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Colorado means skiing and Rocky Mountains to most, but there is so much more to see and do in the state with one of the sunniest climates in continental North America. Winter sports do draw an abundance of tourists in winter months. In the summertime, the mountain meadows, national forests and waterways offer excellent hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, four-wheeling, horseback riding, fishing and golf. The scenery is amazing year round. Summer wildflowers, fall foliage and an abundance of snow in the winter constantly transform Colorado’s breathtaking landscape. The wildlife – elks, bears, mountain lions, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, etc. – continues to astound Colorado’s visitors. Picturesque towns (Telluride, Cripple Creek, Crested Butte, Durango, and Leadville), mountain resort towns (Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail, and Steamboat Springs) and booming cities (Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs) provide visitors with plenty to do and see as well. Those looking to enjoy an active honeymoon while taking time to relax in a hot spring and in front of a cozy fire will enjoy creating unforgettable memories in Colorado.

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If you're interested in mountain scenery and all the outdoor activities associated with them, Colorado is your place. Nothing is quite like skiing the Rocky Mountains after all. However, you can take it in year round, hang out in Denver, or experience the old west on horseback.
Colorado is both rugged and beautiful. The Rocky Mountains nearly fill the state and are surrounded by lakes, streams, and flower-filled valleys. Driving in the winter can be tricky as snow comes early and often and the roads and passes can't always handle it. You will also experience elevation like nowhere else, so be prepared for the thinner air. Drinking lots of water helps you acclimate faster.
If it has to do with snow, you can do it in Colorado. Snowmobiling, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, taking sleigh rides, dog sledding, making snowmen and snow angels, the list goes on and on. Don't forget that Colorado is also a summer destination with cool weather, clean air and plenty to do: hot air balloon rides, jeep, ATV, motorcycle or bicycle rental or tours, fly fishing, golfing, sailing, jet-skiing, water skiing, boating, kayaking or canoeing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, rock climbing, upland bird hunting or big game hunting for deer, elk, moose, antelope, bear, mountain lion, mountain goat, big horn and dall sheep. There’s definitely something for everyone in this mountainous state.
Climate and Weather
Temperatures are usually cool year round but the summer months can stretch into the upper 80sºF with winter temps usually between 15-40ºF. Denver is one of the sunniest cities in the U.S. but in higher elevations rain showers are common in the summer and snow falls from September through May.

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by Melanie Adams last updated on 04/22/2010
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