Colorado may be known for its spectacular mountains, but even this reputation sells the state short. Part of the state is covered in flatlands and the southernmost region is characterized by dry terrain that recalls New Mexico. This diversity of climates makes Colorado an ideal destination for skiers and hikers alike. Denver, the state’s capital, attracts visitors coming from far and wide to experience the great Rocky Mountains with its exceptional ski slopes. In addition to Aspen, Leadville and Crested Butte are loved by downhill skiers in the winter and bikers in the summer. The red-rock deserts to the south offer sublime vistas dotted by unique geologic formations that provide lots of visual interest to hikers and rock climbers. Whether you want to hit the slopes or climb red-hued cliffs, reserve the perfect site from which to launch your next Colorado adventure.