Colorado Tourism Office
Colorado is known as the ‘Centennial State’ as it became a state one hundred years after the nation’s declaration of Independence. Nine hours flying time from the U.K. Colorado is a year round destination for international travellers as it boasts 300 days of sunshine per year. Visitors can explore the Rocky Mountains, Mesa Verde and Black Country National Parks, six national monuments, 40 states parks and 15 national forests and grasslands. Within these areas a myriad of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, horseback riding, and golf are available to all.
Whether it is skiing at one of Colorado’s celebrated ski resorts, white-water rafting down Colorado’s cascading rivers, experiencing cultural events, shopping at retail centres or relaxing and enjoying the states cuisine Colorado has something to offer for everyone!
Many experience their first glimpse of Colorado when arriving at Denver International Airport located on the plains of the Colorado River. Not only is DIA the largest commercial airport in the USA , with technically advanced facilities but has the most spectacular design. The white Teflon coated woven fibre glass roof is shaped into peaks representing the contours of the Rocky Mountains – a first of many awe inspiring sights on offer when visiting Colorado!