Colorado, located in the western part of the United States, has a fascinating and diverse history that spans centuries. The land that is now Colorado was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Ute, Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Comanche. It wasn’t until the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1858 that a massive influx of European prospectors and settlers rushed to Colorado, seeking their fortunes in gold mining. In 1876, it became the 38th state of the United States, coinciding with the nation’s centennial celebration.
Colorado offers a wide range of unique experiences and features, from the majestic Rocky Mountains to biking in the summer to skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
Explore all of our unique itineraries and lists of popular things to do while in Colorado to help plan for your trip to The Centennial State.