Colorado Tourist Attractions
Colorado is the highest-altitude state in America. Skiing the world-famous Rocky Mountains is one of Colorado's main Tourist Attractions.
Colorado is home to a diversity of wildlife and natural wonders, cultural heritage found in frontier forts, mining museums and dinosaur fossils.
The Boulder Museum of History on University Hill with exhibits dating back to the 1800's. Chautauqua Park in Boulder was founded in 1898. 26 acres located below the Flatiron Mountains. Musical concerts and silent films are amongst the attractions.
Flagstaff Scenic Highway offers fabuluous scenic views as it winds to the summit of Flagstaff Mountain. There are views of the Continental Divide, city, valley and plains.
National Historic Trails in Colorado :
The California National Historic Trail. Gold prospectors, attracted by the gold strikes in California headed west, now the largest population of any US state, the result of an influx of 250,000 gold seekers in the 1840s!
Old Spanish National Historic Trail journeys through Colorado linking Santa Fe to Los Angeles. A Mexican trader Antonio Armijo in 1829 pioneered the route to access Los Angeles's markets. Santa Fe developed into the trade centre for commerce between Mexico and US.
Pony Express National Historic Trail goes through Utah. Not widely known is that the 1,800 miles from St. Joseph Missouri to Sacramento California was accomplished in just ten days!
Santa Fe National Historic Trail joins Sante Fe with western Missouri. It used to carry settlers to the West. It is of major importance in historical terms relevant to the West's development.