Planning a Visit to Colorado?
It should be on your list of things to do soon. Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the U.S. There's everything to do and at the same time, places to relax.
Hiking? Skiing? Snowmobiling? Swimming?
There's so much to do in Colorado, in every season. There are hiking trails everywhere! Even in residential areas there are hiking trails running thru the neighborhoods.
Skiing in Colorado is famous. Everyone either skis or snowboards. And not all the ski areas are in Vail and Aspen, where prices are over the top. Local to where I live is Cooper Mountain. Prices start at $60/night for lodging.
Another really great ski area is Winter Park. In the Winter Park area are several ski resorts with numerous lifts, some for the gentle skiier and some for the max skiier! Mary Jane is one of the ultimate ski resorts. Also, Winter Park is on the west entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park.
These photos are of some of our trips into The Rocky Mountain National Park. The one on the right is a a moose in the meadow on the west side of the park. You can snowmoblile in the National Park on the far southwest side. There are groomed trails, well marked and away from homes and people.
Fall in the Park is beautiful. Some of the Aspen have dropped their leaves and some are still yellow. Below, waiting in line for the lift at Cooper Mountain. Everyone gets into skiing!
Swimming at Lake Granby. The lake freezes in the winter, and still isn't very warm in the summer.
I live in Colorado Springs, it's one of the most beautiful cities in Colorado. Here's a photo of one of our gorgeous sunsets behind Pikes Peak. Just about every home in the area has a great view of Pikes Peak or the Front Range.
In the Springs, the mountains are on the west side and everything in the east just flattens out to Kansas.
Besides beautiful sunsets, we also have glorious rainbows and unusual cloud formations.
This photo was taken in Colorado Springs during a most unusual storm. It never rained, but the clouds were absolutley remarkable.
Every snow fall is beautiful in Colorado. Unlike the east and midwest, Colorado snow melts between snow falls. It always looks like the very first snow fall of the season.
Like Gambling? Try Cripple Creek
There are quite a few casinos in Cripple Creek. Each of the casinos have good deals on meals. And the table minimums are better than Las Vegas.
This is a photo of the narrow gauge railroad that runs frequently, out and back. Gorgeous views to be had...but bring your jacket, the coaches are open air, and breeze.
This photo is looking down main street. The casinos are on both sides, they are in the old buildings and look regular main street buildings.
So, if you're planning a trip to Colorado this summer or winter, and you should, be sure to enjoy all the lovely scenery and sights to be had!
Later, a post on local things to do in the Colorado Springs Area. Covered will be Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak Cog Railroad, American the Beautiful Park, and the lovely Victorian's in the downtown area.
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