When Katharine Lee Bates wrote ""America the Beautiful,"" there is no doubt that the purple mountain's majesty she was speaking of were the Rockies in Colorado. Peaks reaching up to 13,000 feet grace this ridge that serves as a spine for the state and provides one of the world's well-known winter sport locations. Whether you're schussing down a black diamond in Aspen or taking advantage of the summer music festival in Winter Park, there are a million reasons to find a resort in Colorado. Resorts range from scenic and remote to in-town ski chalets to full-service ranches on the state's majestic plains. Check out the options on Expedia.com and discover everything from luxury full-service resort villages to Colorado resorts that allow you to be as self-sufficient as the pioneers who founded this Western wonderland.
If you are looking for a hotel Colorado residents will likely tell you to book early if you want to hit the slopes. This area is best known for its winter play, so the peak times are booked well in advance. If snowboarding is your thing, it is worth the trouble to find resorts in Colorado that have last-minute cancellations. Fans of hiking will enjoy spring, summer, and fall here. Many of the ski towns have festivals, concerts, and summer activities like alpine slides to keep the fun going year-round in these winter sport communities. Lovers of cheap deals will find that spring ""mud season"" discounts allow them to take a last-minute snowboard down some of the higher peaks. You can also be one of the first of the year on the local mountain bike trails, all for the lowest prices of the season.
There is so much to do in Colorado. City fans can take in a Rockies or Avalanche game or concert in Denver while budding paleontologists and archaeologists can participate in dinosaur digs or view petroglyphs near Four Corners. Visitors to hotels in Colorado Springs can visit the campus of the air force academy or head across the plains on a horseback ride. The hip, funky town of Boulder offers a more modern vibe. You can realign your chakras at a spa or yoga retreat, or partake in rock climbing on an adventure getaway. Of course, many come for a trip down the slopes in one of the many resort towns of the Rockies.
There are many sides to Colorado, and Expedia.com has the best deals on all of them. After a long, sunny day outside, which happens over 300 days per year in this state, tuck into a great meal of buffalo burger or steak from the local ranches. If you're in the mood for international offerings, there are gourmet restaurants in all the major cities, within walking distance of hotels in Colorado.
Colorado hotels can range from budget-conscious to high-end star-studded resorts. Food options consist of eat-in room service and full kitchens that allow guests to plan a more budgeted trip. Hotels near the local parks offer nature tours for the entire family as well as lessons on activities like fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and fossil hunting. Balconies in the valley towns of the Rockies often have private hot tubs for a romantic warm-up from a long day on the slopes. Check out our offerings at Expedia.com where we can help you find the perfect fit between amenities and price.
Flights to Colorado usually enter through Denver where I-70 will take you into the Rockies and across the state. Smaller commuter flights are available to other flat regions, like Grand Junction. The eastern part of the state, the Front Range, is home to ranches, agricultural areas, and the Denver Metroplex. The Rockies have several dozen resort towns, including Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Winter Park, Steamboat Springs, and Glenwood Springs. Finally, the Southwestern Four Corners region is a beautiful area of sandstone monuments and ancient cultures. Whichever region appeals most to you, visit Expedia.com to book your dream escape to Colorado today.