Delving into the Wild West
Those who associate the term “gold diggers” with images of cowboys, Native Americans and tepees, will love to explore Denver. The Mile High City cleverly combines history with modernity. The lower downtown area is characterised by stately Victorian houses that rub shoulders with ultramodern glass skyscrapers.
Those interested in the Native American heritage will find an excellent collection of Western and American Indian Art on display in the Denver Art Museum. The façade of the museum is, in itself, a sight to behold. Set in the great outdoors, the Mesa Verde National Park is home to fascinating cliff dwellings and is one of the most significant historico-cultural parks in the US.
Nature, nature, nature
But Colorado’s most important feature is, in one word, nature. Denver is the ideal starting point for day trips and hikes. Pikes Peak, one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the Rocky Mountains, can be reached from Colorado Springs (Colorado’s second-largest city after Denver). Rising to 14,115 feet (4301 m), passengers can journey to the mountain summit via the world’s highest cog railway. The City of Boulder is also well worth a visit: featuring hiking paths, climbing routes and mountain bike trails in abundance, and boasting a car-free city centre, Boulder could well be the sportiest city in the US.
Information for golf fans
A holiday that includes golf, or a golfing holiday? What a great decision to have to make! Let our special page inspire and inform you: