Only in Colorado Sites & Attractions

    Only in Colorado Sites & Attractions

    First-time visitor or Colorado native, these are the Centennial State must-sees to put on your bucket list.

    Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

    Not only does this natural open-air venue host world-renowned musicians, the National Historic Landmark is also home to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, spectacular hiking and events like Film on the Rocks.

    Dinosaur National Monument

    Walk where dinosaurs roamed, see their larger-than-life remains embedded in the rocks and view petroglyphs in the sandstone cliffs.

    Wild Weather > Be prepared and dress in (or pack) layers. Colorado’s weather can run the gamut from sunny and 70 in Denver, snowing and sub-zero in the mountains and raining on the western slope, all in the same day.

    Pikes Peak Cog Railway

    Chug 14,115 feet up Pikes Peak on a three-hour rail trip spanning nearly nine miles and traversing streams, dense forest, boulder fields and a waterfall.

    Craft Breweries

    Okay, other states have breweries, too.  But there's nothing like sipping a craft tasting flight on a sunny patio at New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Odell, Left Hand or Avery Brewing Co. — all named among the country's top 50 by the Brewers Association.

    Gold Medal Trout FishingColorado Gold Medal Fishing

    Colorado is home to 322 miles of Gold Medal Fisheries that include 11 different rivers and three lakes.

    Four National Parks

    Colorado is graced with four impressive national parks — Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Rocky Mountain and Mesa Verde - each offering unique scenery and recreation.

    Coors Field

    The home of the Colorado Rockies MLB team sits at around 5,280 feet above sea level. Head to the 20th row in the upper deck to cheer from exactly one mile high.

    Cave of the Winds & Garden of the Gods

    Visit these two Pikes Peak region geological wonders to wind through caverns and hike 15 miles of trails in the shadows of towering red rock formations.


    Get a taste of Colorado mining and cowboy history in the highest incorporated city in North America. Drive the Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway and peruse the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Poudre River Rafting

    Colorado’s only designated wild and scenic river serves up Class III and IV whitewater thrills just outside of Fort Collins. Choose from a variety of professional outfitters offering half- and full-day trips.

    Hike a Fourteener

    Colorado has 54 peaks topping 14,000 feet, the most of any state. Begin your vertical venture with less intense trails such as Mount Bierstadt and Quandary Peak.

    Telluride FestivalTelluride Fests

    Idyllic Telluride plays host to a slew of popular festivals, including the world-renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival, The Jazz Festival, Wine Festival, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and The Telluride Film Festival.

    Colorado Cuisine

    Dig into authentic regional dishes that span green chile, bison burgers, Colorado trout and eggs and, of course, the ever-daring Rocky Mountain Oyster.

    Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

    Follow in the footsteps of more than 26 million guests and walk across America’s highest suspension bridge, peering down between the gorge’s 1,200-foot walls. Take the gondola, soar on the zipline and check out the adventure rides.

    High Alpine Lakes

    Whether you’re into fly-fishing, hiking or secluded backcountry camping, Colorado’s natural, glacier-carved mountain pools provide postcard-perfect pristine backdrops.

    Ski Resorts in Summer

    Colorado’s popular ski resorts are just as enticing after the snow melts. Hit Keystone’s bike park, Copper Mountain’s disc golf course and scenic chair lift rides, Steamboat Ski Resort’s guided hikes and on-mountain movies and Crested Butte’s five-stage zipline tour.