Colorado, North America

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Facts About Colorado, North America

Regional Population: 4,678,630

Elevation: 3,049 meters

Time Zone: America/Denver

Latitude: 39.0002698

Longitude: -105.5008327

Colorado more than lives up to its reputation as a year-round skier’s paradise. In fact, the mountainous state has just as many outdoor activities to brag about at lower altitudes as it does where the air is thin.

Aspen and Vail remain two of the most popular ski destinations, while Telluride caters to a smaller, more elite crowd (including actress Katie Holmes’ parents, who live there). Home to the Rocky Mountains, Colorado is anything but short on scenery: snow-capped mountains, brilliant structures in Red Rocks, hot spring pools.

Give adventure a chance with whitewater rafting, mountain-climbing or hanging out with some old fossils at the Dinosaur National Monument. Or just relax with a brewski in the nation’s largest beer-producing state.

Remember that tolerance levels often get lower at higher altitudes!

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Articles About Colorado, North America

Dude Ranches: Not Just For Dudes

Colorado ranches offer a nice change of pace for families of city slickers and cowpokes alike.

Insider Guide to A-List Aspen

This tony ski resort town is appealing in winter and summer. It even can be surprisingly affordable.

Wilderness Outfitters Help Families Bond

With a little help from your friends—aka, professional outdoor guides—your family can have a safe and hassle-free vacation.

Top Places and Packages for Family Reunions

Check out these 9 great places that make family reunion planning a breeze.

Burning Rubber: Western Road Adventures

Book a luxury car adventure vacation package and forget the saddle and explore the American West with style and speed in the finest autos around.

See the World From a Kayak

Go where no other boats can. Plan your kayaking vacation with our expert tips on how to choose the right type of trip and find recommended tours.

Get Away to Get Hitched

Had it with wedding planning? Elope! Check out these destinations and packages that offer an alternative to Vegas.

Ski and Save With Ski Packages for Families

Plan your 2008-2009 family ski vacation with these all-inclusive packages at popular ski lodgings in the United States.

Vail Day Trip: Minturn

Nestled along the Eagle River near Vail, Minturn has retained its old-time charm.

Vail Valley: A Resort for All Seasons

As one season fades into the next, there is something to entice everyone at every age in this Rocky Mountain mecca.

Sweet Summer in the Vail Valley

Our expert offers her inside tips for a few of the myriad outdoor adventures available to sportsmen and women of all ages during a Vail summer vacation.

Vail: What’s Hot in Winter

Check out these tips from our expert on what’s new to do in Vail during the winter season.