If you're looking for a taste of America’s midwest, look no further than Colorado. You’ll find cities dominated by skyscrapers and quaint sleepy villages with brightly coloured wooden architecture and remote luxury ranches that echo the Old West. At Mesa Verde National Park, wander through Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and explore homes carved into the side of canyons. Colorado also offers museums exhibiting ancient Native American cultures and the opportunity to trek through protected wilderness. Denver is where urban comforts meet the great outdoors. The city features skyscrapers below snow-capped mountain peaks and many green spaces, museums, galleries, high-tech theme parks and aquariums. It's also the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, where you'll find fantastic ski resorts and traditional ranches offering horseback riding, archery, guided treks, fishing and a whole host of other activities. Denver is the ideal jumping off point for the rest of Colorado. Travel south to Colorado Springs, where you’ll find a quaint city with modern high-rise buildings and beautiful wooden shop fronts that conjure the iconic image of rural Americana. The city lays alongside the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of over 6,000 feet. Here, you can admire endless vistas, hike trails in the Pike National Forest or journey to the Garden of the Gods where you’ll discover red sandstone peaks and unique balancing rocks.