A wooden sign saying "Welcome to colorful Colorado"

Welcome to the Centennial State

Known as the “Centennial State,” Colorado is celebrated for its abundant sunshine, vibrant cities, and an unparalleled range of outdoor activities. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado boasts some of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the United States.

Hiking trails crisscross the state, offering breathtaking vistas and encounters with diverse wildlife. Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer conquering a 14,000-foot peak, a thrill-seeker tackling whitewater rapids, or a leisurely hiker taking in the beauty of wildflowers in the summer, Colorado’s diverse landscapes cater to every adventure.

In winter, the state transforms into a winter wonderland, attracting skiers and snowboarders from around the world. World-class ski resorts such as Aspen, Vail, and Breckenridge offer powdery slopes and picturesque alpine villages, while backcountry enthusiasts can explore untouched snowfields in the Rocky Mountain wilderness.

The Best Cities to Visit

Denver – The state capital of Colorado combines a thriving arts scene with a vibrant culinary culture and a bustling downtown area. 

Boulder – Known for its progressive spirit and beautiful setting, the city of Boulder offers a blend of outdoor recreation, lively street performances, and a dynamic food and craft beer scene.

Colorado National Parks

States that Border Colorado