Culture & history
Coloradoís culture, from cowboys to cuisine, is very much informed by nature. From every corner of Colorado people sing, write and paint with a passion that is driven by a need to protect the wonders on their doorsteps. The local cuisine is almost always based on showing off the stateís indigenous ingredients, from wild buffalo to river trout, soft fruits to fine wines. This is a state where creativity springs into action when the snows melt, with no time to spare. Skiing resorts turn into creative hubs, and the pistes become backdrops for some of the USís finest array of theatre, concerts and music festivals. As many of the ski resorts have grown out of cultural heritage of now redundant mining towns, there is still an impressive network of trains, giving tourists access to them, known as Scenic & Historic Railroads. Native American culture is being revived too, with museums and exhibitions throughout the state celebrating the true heart of the arts that still beats strongly today.