Stay in a contemporary ranch hotel for an authentic southwest experience, with activities on offer like horse rides through blooming forests, archery practice and scenic hikes. Plan summer strolls through the gorgeous sights of Zion or Pike National Parks or visit Aspen or Vail during the winter month to ski to your heart’s content. The mountains of Colorado are not only awe-inspiring to look at – they once held many treasures too. The Pike’s Peak gold rush in the late 19th century means the area also has some truly fascinating history to soak up. Check out the Museum of the Mountain West to feel as though you’ve stepped into a Western and be sure to visit some of the charming, historic gold rush towns Unwind in a luxurious spa resort framed by the rugged beauty of the Mountain West or spend peaceful afternoons wandering the greens of some of the area’s most prestigious golf courses, including the impressive 54-hole golf course at Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.