Itís go go go in Colorado. That may sound like a cheesy strapline but in fact it is true. This isnít the state for lounging around by the pool really and our Colorado vacation highlights are very much about living life on a high. Getting up to the peaks or trying things you havenít dared before, all the time being energised by the omnipresent sunshine or the infectious enthusiasm that Coloradans have for outdoor living. When the snows melt, for example, you can almost feel the state shed a skin, with people everywhere just getting out there. And then when the snow falls again, they welcome it with open arms, ready to embrace the winter adventures.
There is a natural and tangible symbiosis between people and landscape in Colorado which is unlike many other regions of the US. Every other car on the highway seems to be draped with skis or kayaks, season depending. The trails are buzzing with friendly hikers, from babies in backpacks to octogenarians taking their monthly constitutional, and the roads and ridges are like the Tour de France has lost its way. However, you donít have to be a signed up member of the high octane club to visit Colorado. There are plenty of ways to do things at your pace, with short trails, electric bikes, cable cars to carry you up the mountain so that you can choose your method of transport to come down and copious hot springs to chill out in, night and day. Oh and they party too, with microbreweries, distilleries and wineries popping up in just about every town.