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Vacation in Aspen

Vacation in AspenWith a population of approximately 6,000, and surrounded by either wilderness or mountains on three sides, Aspen, Colorado would appear to be an unlikely tourist destination. However, in many ways, this isolated vacation Mecca is the perfect "getaway" destination for those seeking a totally unique experience. Read on to learn more about Aspen, Colorado.


Vacation in Aurora

Vacation in AuroraAurora, Colorado, founded just before the beginning of the 20th century, was mainly built around the military industry. At first, the city was named Fletcher after its founder, however, in 1907, it was then renamed Aurora. In 1921, Aurora was the selected site for the Fitzsimons Army Hospital to treat World War I victims. The area grew rapidly during the Second World War, and in 1942, it became home to Buckley Air Force Base. Shortly after that, the city also welcomed Lowry Air Force Base. With the start of the 21st century, the city began to shift away from its focus on the military and focused more on its medical accomplishments. Read on to find out more about what Aurora has to offer as a vacation destination.


Vacation in Black Hawk

Vacation in Black HawkBlack Hawk, “The City of Mills”, is classified as one of the oldest cities in Colorado. Growing and prospering in a narrow ravine called Gregory's Gulch, this little town became an area where gold miners came searching and hoping for riches. Eventually most grew disenchanted and left Black Hawk. The town’s name, some believe, was gained from either a mill that opened in the area at the time, or from an Indian chief. Although troubled with natural upset like floods and over mining, the town continued to blossom, especially as a small railway was built connecting the town to Denver and Central City. As the railway expanded, the automobile also became an important vehicle for mining, milling, and tourism. Read on to find out more about what Black Hawk has to offer as a vacation destination and why you should try your luck here.


Vacation in Boulder

Vacation in BoulderBoulder, Colorado is located deep within the foothills between the rolling plains and the majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains. Since it is conveniently located near Denver, Denver's International Airport, and such exciting tourist spots as Rocky Mountain National Park, Eldora Ski Resort and many other popular ski resorts; Boulder makes for a perfect vacation get-away. Read on to find out more about what Boulder, the home of Colorado University has to offer as a vacation destination.


Vacation in Breckenridge

Vacation in BreckenridgeAlthough considered a vacation destination, Breckenridge is home to year around residents. This beautiful Colorado town was created during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush in the year of 1859, and was named after John C. Breckenridge, the Vice President of the United States at the time. Once a bustling gold mining and trading post, Breckenridge is now a renowned recreational hot spot. Continue reading below about this town situated in the northwestern section of Colorado.


Vacation in Cañon City

Vacation in Cañon CityLocated in the county of Fremont in the state of Colorado, Cañon City is a beautiful place to visit or to even call home. With the Arkansas River running through it, this city has become a popular hot spot for adrenaline junkies who love to go whitewater rafting and rock climbing by way of the stunning Royal Gorge. The gorge is best viewed either by the Royal Gorge Bridge or by the extraordinary Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Read on for more information about Cañon City, and all that it has to offer to tourists visiting the south central portion of Colorado.


Vacation in Central City

Vacation in Central CitySituated about one mile from Black Hawk, Central City, Colorado is a town that is historic yet new and modern. Just like most towns in the area, this town was sought after for gold and riches during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Known as the "Richest Square Mile on Earth," Central City grew into a mining mecca that resulted in exhausted veins. In the early 1900s the population decreased and the town went in search of ways to get back on its feet. It was not until the 1990s that gambling was introduced and quickly became quite popular. Read further about things to do, how to get here, and the best time to visit this quaint Colorado town.


Vacation in Colorado Springs

p_colorado_springs_125_133Colorado Springs, Colorado, is situated at the breathtaking junction of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. The city of 400,000 is nestled below the soaring massif of Pikes Peak and home to a variety of all-American cultural venues and outdoor recreation. Visitors will enjoy the scenery and landscape, as well as the chance to visit the Olympic Training Center, the Broadmoor, and bask in the ideal Colorado weather. Read on to find out more about what Colorado Springs, the second largest city in the state has to offer as a vacation destination.


Vacation in Cripple Creek

Vacation in Cripple CreekCripple Creek, a once historic mining town, is now a gambling mecca. Tucked in at the base of Pikes Peak, Cripple Creek is about an hour from Colorado Springs. Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, this town offers many attractions, casinos, and outdoor recreation. Although the boom of the Colorado Gold Rush put this town on the proverbial map of the United States, Cripple Creek is now packed with history, art, culture, and plenty of fun that keep people coming back every year. Read on to see more information for visitors who are planning an escape to Cripple Creek.


Vacation in Denver

Vacation in DenverWhen choosing a vacation site, many people like to visit resorts where they can enjoy all of the amenities that a resort has to offer. One town that is great to visit that has many resorts in the larger area is Denver, Colorado. Read on to learn more about the exciting city of Denver.


Vacation in Durango

Vacation in DurangoDurango, Colorado is a small city nestled into the Four Corners area. It is located at 6,000 feet above sea level, but enjoys a fairly moderate climate. The Animas River has beautiful red sandstone cliffs lining it. You can also see the majestic peaks of the San Juan Mountains from Durango. The town is home to a narrow gauge railroad that travels to Silverton. Its residents have a reputation for being friendly and inviting. Read on to find out more about what Durango has to offer as a vacation destination.


Vacation in Estes Park

p_estes_park_125_133Estes Park, Colorado, is a beautiful and charming town neighboring Rocky Mountain National Park. Located an easy two-hour drive from Denver, Estes Park is an ideal location for a summer escape. Camping, horseback riding, fishing, a fun summer vibe and memorable Colorado views await the lucky visitors. Read on to find out more about what attracts families to visit year after year.


Vacation in Fort Collins

Vacation in Fort CollinsFort Collins, Colorado is home to Colorado State University. In 2010, CNN Money ranked it as sixth on a list of 100 for best places to live. Not only is it a great place to live, but it's a great place to visit with plenty to do, see and experience no matter how long you stay. Continue reading to learn more about Fort Collins, Colorado, and what it can offer you.


Vacation in Frisco

Vacation in FriscoFounded in 1873, Frisco, Colorado is perfectly placed in Summit County and is appropriately known as the “Main Street of the Rockies.” Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, and the Arapahoe Basin are all within moments of this charming town. Tourists should embrace their adventurous spirit and explore the great outdoors of Frisco, where summer activities like fishing, white water rafting, mountain biking, hiking, and camping are all within reach. During the winter, visitors will find that some of the best winter resorts in Colorado are situated just moments from Frisco. Read on to find out more about what Frisco has to offer as a vacation destination.


Vacation in Glenwood Springs

Vacation in Glenwood SpringsGlenwood Springs, in Colorado, offers much in the way of adventure and entertainment to visitors. Glenwood Springs, established during the Colorado mining boom, dates back to the Wild West. During this time, the town was full of gambling casinos, saloons, brothels and even some famous outlaws. One of these outlaws, Doc Holiday, spent some time here and was even buried in the city's oldest cemetery. Read on to learn more about Glenwood Springs, Colorado.


Vacation in Golden

Vacation in GoldenLying along the nearby banks of Clear Creek, the city of Golden, Colorado sits at the fringes of the Front Range. The majestic Rocky Mountains can be seen towering in the backdrop, where the wilderness is always calling to nature lovers. Founded during the mid 1800s, Golden was first known as a mining camp that was set up at the time of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Originally the town was called Golden City in honor of Thomas L. Golden, and as Golden City it was the capital of what was then known as the official Territory of Colorado. Although, in 1867 Denver City became the official capital of what is now the state of Colorado. Continue reading below to find out more about this once small mining town that grew into a city now filled with adventure, history, and fun.


Vacation in Grand Junction

Vacation in Grand JunctionRed rock mesas, rivers, and radiance best describe Grand Junction, Colorado. Located in Mesa county, this city can be found just east of the Colorado National Monument where the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers meet. From shopping to wine tasting, museums, and outdoor activities, click here for more information about Grand Junction, Colorado.


Vacation in Grand Lake

p_grand_lake_125_133Grand Lake, Colorado, is a small and quaint community located between Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park. Perfectly tucked into the landscape, the town is well suited for relaxation as well as a starting off point for recreation on the lake and in the national park. The historic town has long been a favorite mountain getaway for families living in the metropolitan areas of Colorado. Read on to find out more about this charming and unique community.


Vacation in Manitou Springs

p_manitou_springs_125_133Manitou Springs, Colorado, is a quaint and eclectic community that is situated in the foothills and valleys between Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak. The scenic and pedestrian friendly community is home to many sights and experiences that families can enjoy. Highlights include the historic Stagecoach Inn, the Mineral Springs, the penny arcade and the Cave of the Winds. Read on to find out more about what Manitou Springs has to offer its visitors.


Vacation in Montrose

Vacation in MontroseA quiet town nestled between canyons and mountains, Montrose, Colorado has served as a safe haven for many passing wanderers. While surrounded by activity on all sides - hiking to the north, fishing to the east, skiing to the south - Montrose itself is transported from a different time, a time where clocks are meaningless and all roads lead to adventure. Read on to find out more about what Montrose has to offer as a vacation destination.


Vacation in Ouray

Vacation in OurayThe city of Ouray, Colorado aka “Switzerland of America” is a popular tourist destination, offering a wide variety of things to see and do. Among the most popular are: Switzerland of America Inc. Jeep tours,  the natural hot springs and the San Juan skyway. The city boasts several top-rated B&Bs for your stay as well as hotels and vacation rentals. Read on to find out more about what Ouray has to offer as a vacation destination.


Vacation in Pagosa Springs

Vacation in Pagosa SpringsThe small town atmosphere and endless beauty of Pagosa Springs gives one the feel of a true getaway. Snuggled in Southwest Colorado at the base of the Continental Divide, Pagosa is one of the last undiscovered gems. Away from the crowds, the spirit can refresh, and a sense of fun can be restored; all while exploring more than three million acres of national forest and wilderness. Also home to a variety of museums, art galleries, live theaters, and cultural activities, Pagosa offers plenty of entertainment. Read on to find out more about what Pagosa Springs has to offer as a vacation destination.


Vacation in Pueblo

Vacation in PuebloPueblo, Colorado is located in the South-Central region of the state, a little over 100 miles south of Denver. Situated where the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek join, Pueblo's climate is semi-arid desert land. With a population of over 100,000, Pueblo is Colorado's ninth-largest municipal area. Read on to find out more about what Pueblo as a vacation destination.


Vacation in Silverthorne

Vacation in SilverthorneAlmost everyone knows that Colorado offers some of the best skiing on the globe, and Silverthorne, Colorado is no exception. However, there are many more fun things to do in Silverthorne than skiing, and any time of the year is an excellent time to visit this beautiful city. Click here for a few, fun and exciting things people can do in this part of Colorado.


Vacation in Steamboat Springs

Vacation in Steamboat SpringsSteamboat Springs, where tranquil settings meets thrilling adventures. Located about 157 miles from Denver, this town is an internationally known ski resort destination. From skiing and snowboarding to hiking and horseback riding, Steamboat has an allure that calls to thousands of visitors every year. Continue reading further about Steamboat Springs, home to sprawling ranches and snow draped mountains.


Vacation in Telluride

Vacation in TellurideSituated inside a canyon with wilderness and cliffs flanking its sides, Telluride is home to those seeking adventure. Whether a permanent resident or a vacation warrior, this town has much to over every month of the year. Telluride began humbly as a place for gold miners working a claim in Marshal Basin, and was originally called Columbia. Upon confusion rising at the post office with its name, the town was renamed after the chemical element tellurium. As the name changed the town grew, and as they say the rest is history. Telluride has grown significantly and below is more information on this town nestled amongst the Rock Mountains. Continue reading below to find out more about Telluride


Vacation in Vail

Vacation in VailVail is a town in Eagle County Colorado that is famous for its ski resort on Vail Mountain as well as a number of other athletic, cultural, and entertainment attractions. This town is a great place to spend a vacation whether or not a visitor is specifically interested in skiing. This article will take a closer look at Vail and some reasons why you might consider it for your next vacation. Read on to find out more about what Vail, the home of the largest ski resort in the US has to offer as a vacation destination.


Vacation in Winter Park

Vacation in Winter ParkLocated about 70 miles west of Denver, Winter Park can be found by following I-70 to Highway 40. From the highway, visitors can reach the town by passing through Berthoud Pass. Home to the well-known Winter Park Resort, this grand town has progressed quite far from its days as two small settlements. Situated in Grand County, Winter Park has much more to offer its locals and visitors than just skiing. Continue reading further about this vacation treasure that possesses multiple personalities.

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