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Colorado is named after the Colorado River. Its name means "colored red" in Spanish. The river was named this because of the many colorful rock formations seen in the state's mountains and western plateaus. Colorado's nickname is the "Centennial State" because it joined the Union on the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
Colorado's scenic beauty comes alive in every corner of the state and throughout all seasons. The state's cool, pleasant summer climate have made Colorado a favorite of tourists.
There are more activities, events, vacation opportunities, and more fun things to do in Colorado than you can imagine. We could never list them all but let's start with hot air balloon rides, jeep, ATV, motorcycle or bicycle rental or tours, horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, and rock climbing.
Summer fun includes fly fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout, sailing, jet-skiing, water skiing, boating, kayaking and guided tours and floats.
The fall brings upland bird hunting, big game hunting for deer, elk, moose, antelope, bear, mountain lion, mountain goat, big horn and dall sheep.
Winter fun includes skiing, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing, snowmobile, sleigh rides, and dog sledding.
Come experience the beauty of the Colorado mountains and western hospitality on your next vacation. With an average of 300 sunny days a year, now is the time to visit Colorado.