A Colorado Vacation includes it’s rich history regarding Native Americans, the turn-of-the-Century Gold Rush years, pioneer men and women, fur trappers, silver barons, cowboys, gunfighters, and homesteaders. Whether you’re a history buff or simply interested in gaining a feel for Colorado’s past, a Colorado Vacation offers numerous intriguing sites and adventures that await you.
On your Colorado Vacation visit Denver Colorado, which is the main city and offers the many travelers the Colorado History Museum, as well as the many historic homes and parks. Two special tourists trains are a great way on a Colorado Vacation to trace historic routes along narrow-gauge tracks deep in the southern mountains. The most famous is the authentic steam-powered Durango and Silverton train that operates year-round out of Durango. The track follows the spectacular Animas River Canyon beneath some of the state’s most spectacular mountains along a route pioneered in 1881.
You can find remains of ancient Indian cultures during your Colorado Vacation, at the Mesa Verde National park in the southwest area of the state, to share the rich history and interest for the whole family.
Perhaps the deepest archeological mystery in Colorado exists in a different corner of the state, the southeast, near Springfield. Here, while enjoying a Colorado Vacation, amid the expanse of the Comanche National Grasslands, Picture Canyon contains Ogam-like writings that resemble Celtic inscriptions. The writings catch the sun just six days a year, at the spring and autumn equinoxes.