Colorado Holidays

Experience natural wonders

Colorado Holidays
Expect to find
A diverse culture

Soak up the entertainment

Spectacular scenery

Breathe in the fresh air with a Rocky Mountain backdrop

History around every corner

From fossil sites to archaeological masterpieces

Colorado Holidays

Colorado is more than just a popular skiing destination; it’s full of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and historical richness. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or inspiration, you’ll find it all on your Colorado holiday.

Denver is the state’s capital and largest city and offers visitors diverse culture, entertainment, foodie delights and fantastic nightlife. Discover cute art galleries, museums, and unique boutiques before you end the day with a cold beer and a plate of the state’s signature delicacy, “Rocky Mountain Oysters”.

The Rocky Mountains are the backbone of Colorado and a must-see for any visitor. You can admire the stunning scenery, wildlife, and waterfalls and choose from various activities such as hiking, biking, rafting, and fishing. You can also drive along the scenic Trail Ridge Road, which crosses the Continental Divide and reaches elevations over 12,000 feet.

And for the history buffs, there’s plenty to see, such as the fossil site of Dinosaur Ridge, where you can see dinosaur tracks and bones, and the stories of the legendary Gold Rush.

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Things to do in Colorado

  1. Rocky Mountain National Park 

The Rocky Mountains National Park covers over 400 square miles of pure wilderness and offers panoramic views of the mountains and valleys. For the active holiday goers, there are 300 miles of trails to explore, and for the nature lovers, there are endless diverse ecosystems and wildlife to discover. The park is open year-round and offers different attractions depending on the season.

  1. Garden of the Gods

A holiday to Colorado wouldn’t be the same without a visit to the natural wonder, the Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs. Get ready to see the spectacular red rock formations that rise from the ground and touch the sky. You can walk, bike, or horseback ride along the park’s trails and get close to the impressive rocks, such as Balanced Rock and Kissing Camels. You can also learn about the park’s geology, ecology, and history at the Visitor and Nature Centre, which features unique exhibits, a theatre, and a gift shop.

  1. Skiing in Colorado

For winter sports enthusiasts, the allure of a skiing or snowboarding holiday in Colorado is unparalleled. With world-renowned resorts such as Aspen, Vail, and Breckenridge, the state offers exceptional powder, a huge variety of snow capped slopes, and a vibrant après-ski scene. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a novice looking to take things steady, Colorado’s ski resorts offer an unforgettable winter wonderland experience.

  1. Red Rocks Amphitheatre

This iconic open-air venue is nestled among towering red rock formations just outside Denver. Hosting concerts, yoga sessions, and many other events, the amphitheatre provides a unique and acoustically impressive setting in which to enjoy your favourite pastime. Visitors can hike the surrounding trails during the day and attend a performance under the stars, making for an incredible holiday in a stunning natural environment.

  1. Mesa Verde National Park 

Take a trip back in time with Mesa Verde’s well-preserved cliff dwellings and archaeological sites, showcasing the ancient Puebloan culture. Journey through history and marvel at the ingenious architecture of the cliff dwellings, gaining a unique view into the daily lives of the ancestral Pueblo people. Scenic drives and hiking trails offer panoramic views of the expansive mesa and surrounding landscapes, making Mesa Verde a must-see destination for history and nature lovers.


FAQs on Colorado

  • What’s the best time of year for holidays in Colorado?

    Unless you’re looking to ski or snowboard, May/June and September/October are the perfect time for holidays in Colorado as they avoid both the peak summer season and the worst of the winter weather.

  • What’s the best way to get around Colorado?

    Denver has excellent public transport, so you don’t necessarily need a car if your Colorado holiday involves staying in the city. However, to explore the extraordinary expanses of natural beauty, you’re going to need four wheels.



  • How long should I spend on holiday in Colorado?

    Aim for at least a week, preferably 10 days to get the most out of Colorado, although you can do Denver in as little as 2 days if you’re just looking for a city break in the United States.


Staff Tips

  • Adrienne Keogh

    At American Holidays our slogan is ‘Possibilities Unlimited’ and they truly are!
    American Holidays don’t come off the shelf. We tailor-make down to the finest detail. And because we only employ genuine destination experts, you’ll have the inside track on the hidden highlights and experiences that others often miss.

    Adrienne KeoghSales and Operations Manager
  • Karen Sheals Hoy
    Active tours are suitable for people of all levels of experience and fitness. Active tours embrace the nature of the explorer and usually include a range of adventurous activities, such as walking and hiking, as well as city sightseeing. Walks, hikes and activities cater to everyone from beginner to expert, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. There will often be a wide variety of options available depending on your interests, budget and ability.
    Karen Sheals HoyManager
  • Jennifer Mulligan

    Enjoy a stress free trip with an escorted tour. Let somebody else do the driving as you explore the destination of your dreams. An escorted tour is hassle-free way of exploring several regions with everything taken care of.

    Jennifer MulliganPersonal Travel Planner
  • Sarah McCormick

    In America the cities come alive at night! There is always something to see or do so make sure you check out what’s on while you are there and experience the most amazing live shows, fabulous eateries and unique bars and nightclubs.

    Sarah McCormickPersonal Travel Planner
  • Jennifer Mulligan

    Why not explore at your own pace? Our self-drive itineraries are designed to give you the security of knowing that your daily accommodation is secured, with the flexibility of travelling at your leisure. Do you prefer hiking and sightseeing along the way? Or is the allure of the open road more your style? The choice is yours! Whatever you choose we will help you plan your ideal itinerary.

    Jennifer MulliganPersonal Travel Planner

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