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Four national parks, 26 ski resorts, six national monuments, world class cities and 300 days of sunshine… you don’t need to be a mathematician to know that these impressive figures equate to one extraordinary travel experience.

And with four very distinct and equally alluring seasons in which to explore the stunning US state of Colorado, travel at any time is certain to have you spellbound by the charms of the Centennial State.

This amiable state in America’s west has been welcoming visitors for hundreds of years and is well equipped for every kind of traveller. Denver, the gateway to Colorado, makes reaching the region easy and is a city known for its diversity, energy and vigour, and is not to be missed.

Follow our brief season-by-season guide to Colorado to make sure you tick off the items on your ideal holiday wish list.

Colorado Springs

A taste of the Old West can be savoured in the vibrant and attractive city of Colorado Springs, where a small town ambiance and a big welcome await travellers. Just 60 miles from state capital Denver, Colorado Springs attracts holidaymakers looking to live it up in one of the first ever resorts to pop up in America’s west.

The years have not corroded the charms of this former Victorian spa resort, to which folks would flock in order to lap up the “healing” properties of the nearby spring waters. Why not explore the Garden of the Gods, the term ‘garden’ is perhaps a little misleading, as the virtues of this attractive park sprawl across an impressive 1,323 acres. Within this huge swathe of Colorado countryside you can see rock formations of the most vivid red hues striking out of the lush landscape, like fingers punching through a bed of greenery. Rock climbing and Segway tours take you further into the picture.

And if that isn’t enough in the way of outdoor adventures, know that Colorado Springs offers up a tantalising menu of activities including jeep tours, horse riding, whizzing through Royal Gorge on zip lines, or taking to the river and indulging in the thoroughly exhilarating sport of white water rafting. Colorado Springs features a huge range of things to do and see, and there is a variety of accommodation to choose from, whether you’re looking for plush five-star hotels or quaint B&Bs, which trade on the charms of the Colorado Springs of old.

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