Colorado is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, a land of remote valleys and high mountains.
Denver is the state capital and is located on a sunny high plateau 1,600 metres above sea level where the local inhabitants enjoy more sunshine throughout the year than in California's San Diego or even Honolulu. Skyscrapers between the prairie and the Rockies, a somewhat surreal city, in which various power industry companies are to be found.
The 16th Street Mall is the city's pride and a splendid avenue that boasts the longest pedestrianised area in the USA plus free bus service! It contains several shopping malls, restaurants and all kinds of shops with products from all over the world.
The shining red rocks on the outskirts of Colorado Springs are a striking spectacle within the 'Garden of the Gods'. The huge red sandstone rock formations rise to a height of up to a 150 metres. The natural monuments are a reminder of the geological past of this extraordinary region situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains
Directly next to the caves, at the foot of Pike's Peak, are the caves in which the Anasazi Indians once lived, the famous Cliff Dwellings, where one can gain a fascinating insight into the culture of the native inhabitants of North America, how they lived, their culture and beliefs. The Indian Museum features Indian culture and work tools and is an impressive record of a long forgotten time and a people that almost became extinct.
Sprague Lake is one of the region's many glacial lakes and is ideal for walkers, as well as anglers and boat enthusiasts. Several ranches offer accommodation.
Ghost towns, gold mines, ancient cultures and mountain paradises, Native Indians, explorers, fur traders and gold prospectors, all the ingredients of the colorful history of America's Wild West. Colorado is indeed a place of spectacular nature and breathtaking adventure!