Colorado has excellent tourist destinations and National heritage sites that are a source of delight to domestic and international tourists. With a UNESCO heritage site, plenty opportunities in kayaking and water rafting, combined with a fine array of museums and theaters, Colorado beckons tourists from across the world. With many places to visit, make sure you hire car rentals to make your trip easier. Cheap transportation facilities are available in Colorado through cheap rentals.
Colorado offers a bounty of natural environs for various sport and recreational activities that are hard to resist. The Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the southwestern part of the state located in Montezuma County is a fabulous example for family fun and adventure. For trekking enthusiasts, the cliff dwelling, which is the largest in North America, is a favored destination whereas hikers find the Colorado National Monument at Grand Junction as one of the best hiking trails of North America. Trails include the Liberty Cap Trail, Devil's Kitchen and the Serpents Trail which can be reached in rentals off Rim Rock Drive. If you are here during the winter, check out the cross-country skiing at the Liberty Cap Trail.
Trout fishing is possible at the Poudre River which is also famous for water sports like water rafting, kayaking and tubing. The river which sprouts from the foothills in Fort Collins is bestowed with lush natural serene ambience with green canopies along its course.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts is the most happening place for arts and events in Colorado with Broadways and local companies. Reserve your tickets and hop into car rentals for a show you are sure to enjoy. The Avenue Theater close to downtown Denver is another theater famous for plays and other performances.
For live concerts, visit the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, whereas if you like ballet, the Ballet Nouveau Colorado in Broomfield and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet in Aspen are your choices. Opera festivals include Aspen Music Festival and Central City Opera at Wheeler Opera House and Central City Opera House. You can check out the Fox Theatre or Macky Auditorium while in Boulder or Ogden Theatre, Fillmore Auditorium or Pepsi Center in Denver.
Museums are found in most of the cities in Colorado. Denver houses many museums such as Denver Art Museum, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Children’s Museum of Denver and Colorado Governor’s Mansion. Other museums include Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Koshare Indian Museum in La Junta has a good collection of Native American life and culture.
Colorado is home to four national parks and 42 state parks. The North Sterling State Park’s reservoir, with 3,000 acres of water is the ideal setting for boating, just as the Eldorado State Park is the perfect location for rock climbing. Fun is guaranteed at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Hike up to the highest peaks and slide down or snowboard your way all the way to the bottom of the peak. Rocky Mountain National Park is blessed with abundant wildlife and a beautiful scenic view, while the cliff dwellings from the Ancestral Puebloan era at Mesa Verde National Park are another tourist attraction.