There are some places in the world where it is difficult to put into just a few words how wonderful and enjoyable they are to visit. Colorado is one of those destinations.
Trying to narrow down why Colorado is such a brilliant vacation destination for every season it is a real challenge. But if you want three prime reasons why Colorado should be on your must-see list, here they are.
The sun is almost always shining
Some places have seasons where the sun shines and those are the times you want to visit, but Colorado gets an average of 300 days of sunshine each year so this is a destination that almost guarantees you a sunny welcome whenever you decide to come.
Whether you are staying at somewhere like the Colorado Springs Marriott or anywhere else in the state, you have a good chance of enjoying clear skies and a reasonable amount of sunshine to allow you to explore without any real weather worries.
This is where you will find the Garden of the Gods
There is an abundance of natural scenery and spectacular mountains to explore. In the Colorado Springs area is one of the premier attractions, the appropriately-named Garden of the Gods.
This National Natural Landmark lives up to its name and is probably one of the most photographed spots in the state with its iconic red rocks featured in many holiday pictures.
The beautiful rock formations and other archaeological wonders are a real magnet for visitors to the area and a visit to the Garden of the Gods has to be on your list if you want to do something truly memorable and fun.
The home of the Rockies
If you are trying to compile a top three of reasons why you have to visit Colorado the Rocky Mountain National Park has to make that list.
Some of the superlatives you might use to describe the natural beauty of the Rockies still would not do it justice as it is a towering presence and offers awe-inspiring views at almost every turn.
There are so many things to do in the park beside admiring the scenery and whether you are into climbing, hiking, biking, fishing or taking a gentle stroll while admiring the views, there is something to keep everyone happy here.
Sports fishing is allowed in the Rocky Mountain National Park and you are really spoilt for choice when it comes to fishable waters in the park with venues like Black Lake, Ten lake Park, and Lake Haiyaha just a few of the many rivers where you can cast your rod.
If you just want to take a scenic drive through the mountains there are a couple of established routes to follow, like the Old Fall River Road, which was first opened back in 1920. Described as a “motor nature trail” this is a relaxing drive that rewards you with great wildlife views and encounters.
These are just three persuasive reasons why you might want to plan a vacation to Colorado. If you need some more inspiration, we also have a list of the 12 most iconic spots to visit in Colorado.