Guide to Luxury Holidays in Colorado

Colorado encompasses most of the Rocky Mountains and is an outdoor paradise. The state has a beautiful range of diversity including towering mountains, vast canyons, epic deserts, winding rivers, high plateaus, expansive plains and even lush forests. In the winter, Colorado is one of the best places in the world for skiing. A luxury Colorado holiday offers endless adventures.

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.

Colorado enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year. In the summer, temperatures sit around 25 degrees Celsius, with occasional dramatic storms that clear to blue skies.

Early summer sees wildflowers bloom, making it an ideal time for long country walks. In winter, temperatures drop, and you can expect heavy snowfall, especially in Colorado’s famous mountains like Vail and Aspen. It’s a perfect time for snowy alpine adventures. Skiing can be enjoyed at Colorado ski resorts from October to mid-April. Spring brings warm temperatures with occasional snowfall.

As with any holiday, it's a good idea to carry some identification with you at all times and to keep a photocopy of your passport. British citizens need a Visa Waiver Programme or a visa to enter the USA. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.

You'll get to try the best of American cuisine on a luxury holiday to Colorado. Start your morning with a buffet breakfast and await an evening menu overflowing with tender meats and fish.

Try local favourites like trout, lobster mac ‘n' cheese, prime ribs, chilli and bison burgers. Enjoy unique dining experiences such as trail ride dinners served in Colorado wilderness under a starlit sky or meals served with views of Denver's skyline. For entertainment, listen to cowboys singing in the night and relax with extensive local wine menus.

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