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Welcome to Colorado

Colorado serves up peak experiences for folks looking to explore the American West. Whether you want to hike through spellbinding landscapes, carve some powdery slopes, or let loose in culturally and historically rich cities, you’ll find there’s no shortage of excitement in the Centennial State.

Boating Opportunities

Simply want to go for a cruise? Hitting the water in a vessel is a breeze. From Grand Lake to the Blue Mesa Reservoir to the 150-mile-long Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, boaters have plenty of choices when it comes to finding a spot to launch their craft.

Rows of seats build into the natural slope of a rocky slope, forming an amphitheater.

The bench seats at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado.

Stunning Scenery and Blasts from the Past

Home to shimmering alpine lakes, lush forests and over a hundred soaring mountain peaks, it’s no wonder Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most beloved parks in America. Cruise along the Trail Ridge Road for an unforgettable scenic drive, or stop along the way to take advantage of the park’s extensive network of hiking trails. Wildlife is abundant here, too, so keep your eyes peeled for deer, elk, bighorn sheep, foxes and more.

A hefty elk with long horns bellows into the dusk air.

A large male elk bugles in front of a mountain backdrop.

Year-round Fishing and Hunting

Featuring over 2,000 lakes and 8,000 miles of rivers, anglers will have no trouble finding excellent fishing spots. Fishing enthusiasts in search of trout will find plenty of it in Fryingpan River, while walleye and smallmouth bass teem in the Horsetooth Reservoir, Boyd Lake State Park and Carter Lake. Hunters will get the opportunity to bag whitetail deer in the grasslands, and even mule deer and elk in the mountains.