You don’t need to spend long in Colorado to understand why it is so popular. There is a lot to see and do in the state that’s home to the Rocky Mountains. The state has something to offer everyone, no matter what kind of Colorado group vacation you are looking for. Any student looking for a travel destination should consider Colorado as one of their first options. Below are some of the best reasons to visit Colorado in 2019.
The famous Rocky Mountains are the centerpiece of Colorado. These beautiful snow-covered peaks are a world unto themselves. There is a great deal here for sports enthusiasts. The Rocky Mountains are home to some of the best rock climbing in the word, as well as numerous awe-inspiring hiking trails just waiting for you to explore.
There are dozens of seriously tough peaks to conquer in the Rocky Mountains – any climber looking for a serious challenge can find it in the Rockies. If you have already been climbing at Yosemite, the Rocky Mountains will give you a completely different flavor of climbing but will require you to recall the same skills. If you want a serious athletic challenge, the Rockies can provide you with one.
There are also numerous ski resorts located throughout the Western Slope, considered one of the best skiing locations in the world. Colorado is also home to Aspen, which has been a popular upmarket ski resort for a number of years. It’s not just skiing that is popular in Colorado either; extreme sports are part of the culture here. You will find just as many snowboarders riding the slopes as skiers. Whichever sport you prefer, you will find some of the best tracks and terrain in the world in Colorado.
And of course, there’s the wildlife. The wildlife of Colorado is diverse – many of its most fascinating species are found on the slopes of the Rockies. If you’re a photographer, you will want to get yourself a telephoto lens so you can capture some of the state’s more timid creatures without alerting them.
Speaking of the wildlife in the Rockies, if you are a conservationist, you will want to check out the project to reintroduce the ambassador wolf to the Rockies. This ambitious project is hoping to follow the same model that has been used to reintroduce wolves in the wild elsewhere.
Skiing and snowboarding aren’t for everyone – some people prefer to relax on their holidays. And if you do spend a day hitting the slope, a spa is the perfect way to relax at the end of the day. A spa will soothe your sore muscles and help you to recover. There are even spas located in amongst the forests at the base of the Rockies. There are few natural landscapes as relaxing as the creeks and rivers that flow through Colorado’s forests.
Denver Area Attractions
Denver is the largest city in Colorado. It has the nickname of ‘The Mile-High City’ because it is located exactly one mile above sea level, Denver is one of the highest cities in the United States. The city is situated perfectly against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, making for some truly incredible views. There are plenty of things to do in the vicinity of Denver, including many ski resorts and other opportunities to climb and explore the mountains. Here are some ideas to get you started.
The Air & Space Museum in Denver: This is a must-see attraction for anyone with an interest in aircraft. The museum is situated in a former air force hangar, spread over 150,000 square feet and filled with dozens or aircraft and space vehicles. A number of the aircraft in this museum are very rare and you are unlikely to see them elsewhere. If you know someone who is an aircraft enthusiast, this is their Mecca.
Molly Brown House Museum: Molly Brown was an activist and socialite who survived the sinking of the infamous cruise liner RMS Titanic. She encouraged the crew of her lifeboat to turn back and look for other survivors to rescue. Her home has now become a popular tourist attraction and is the perfect way to learn more about a fascinating woman and an iconic figure within the history of Denver.
The Denver Climbing Company: The experts here can help anyone who is new to climbing to, quite literally, learn the ropes. Whether you are completely new to climbing or you just haven’t climbed in a while, the Denver Climbing Company Outdoor Climbing School is the perfect place to refine your skills.
Colorado should be near the top of any student’s most desirable destinations. There’s so much to be seen and done around the state to keep students occupied for the duration of their trip.