What’s All That Buzz About Colorful Colorado?
If you’re one of those individuals who gets intrigued by the wonders, adventures, and action of western movies, Colorado is the place that can bring those cowboy scenes to reality for you. Located in the Rocky upland of the USA, this unique state has been voted one of the most beautiful and best places to live, as reported by U.S. News and World Report.
Colorado is home to a great number of nature’s most dazzling sites, including deserts, rivers canyons and the snow-covered Rocky Mountains. Some of the most frequently visited cities in the Centennial – as some people refer to it – are Colorado Springs, Boulder, and its capital, Denver. One of the most amazing aspects of these towns is that you can enjoy life and adventures in a modern urban setting, but can also embrace the Wild West feel and climb a mountain just minutes outside of a busy city. So, let’s have a look at some of the most exciting spots Colorado has in store for you.
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods Park is a National Natural Landmark with breathtaking 300 ft. towering sandstone rock formations with the snow-capped Pikes Peak in the background. This predominantly reddish landmark is one of the most visited attraction in the region; not only does it offer awe-inspiring and adventurous hikes, but one can also give a shot to new adventures, such as rock climbing. However, do bear in mind that if you do choose to brave rock climbing, or conquering a Colorado 14er, it is essential that you are covered with adequate travel insurance, especially in case of a mishap in the Rockies.
Boulder is one of Colorado’s biggest cities that sits at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the northern part of the state. One of its most notable attractions are the Flatirons – the craggy rock formations overlooking the city. If you’re hoping for uniqueness, and a dash of western feel during your visit, Pearl Street is the place you’d want to explore in Boulder. Not only will you get the sense that you’re in a cowboy movie, but you’ll also be able to shop for souvenirs and eat the most delicious highlander food – the four main food groups being beans, bacon, pie, and whiskey.
In case you want to explore a fast-growing urban area of Colorado that features 19th-century buildings, Denver is the place to go to. This American metropolis dates back to the Old West era, and is home to fun attractions, such as the mansion of famous Titanic survivor, Molly Brown. Furthermore, some of the most well-known Denver museums include the Denver Art Museum, which is an ultramodern complex with an astounding collection of indigenous works.
Overall, there’s no denying that Colorado is one of the most gorgeous places on planet Earth. With all its natural beauty, warm colors, and clear blue sky, no wonder ‘America the Beautiful’ was inspired by and written in this state. So, needless to say, if you can, make sure to check out this special spot at least once in your lifetime.