Located in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States, Colorado is the only state that is entirely above 1000 meters in elevation. Winter in Colorado attracts skiers from around the globe to the vacation rentals, cabins and ski resorts of the Rocky Mountains. During the other three season, Colorado is a popular destination for hiking, bird watching, fishing, biking and camping. Vail, Colorado is the largest ski resort in the U.S. and was named the number one ski destination for 2006 - 2007.
Located in a valley on the banks of the Roaring Fork River, Aspen is about 100 miles southwest of Denver. With Red Mountain to the north, Smuggler Mountain to the east, and Aspen Mountain to the south, Aspen has four world renown ski resorts within 12 miles of its vacation homes. Aspen is also becoming a summer and fall vacation destination as well, with its scenic beauty, nature hiking and bicycling drawing off season visitors to the many vacation rental homes, resorts, and cabins in the area. .
Located in Colorado’s Summit County on the Blue River, the town of Breckenridge combines exceptional mountain recreation with rental condos and sk resorts. Visitors to Breckenridge are greeted by the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains, a friendly town located at 9600 ft. in the heart of a mountain paradise, and a wide selection of vacation rental homes, cabins and resorts. Year after year, you can find amazing snow in winter and fantastic activities in the summer.
Surrounded by the 350,000 acres of the White River National Forest, Vail, Colorado was ranked the number one ski destination by Ski magazine for the 2006-2007 season. With 5289 skiable acres, 33 lifts, and 193 marked trails at the base of the Vail Mountain, which peaks at 11,570 ft, Vail is the largest ski resort area in the U.S. offering a wide selection of luxury vacation home rentals, cabins and resorts. Native Americans used to call the area the "hole in the sky" because storms seemed to avoid it.
Founded in 1858 as a gold mining camp, Denver is now the capital and largest city in Colorado, which of course means that it has a large selection of hotels and resorts. There are over 200 parks in Denver, including Red Rocks Park, home of the Unique Red Rocks Amphiteatre. Other popular attractions include the Denver Art Museum, the Coors Brewery tours, and the Denver Mint. Denver is also well known as a place for hiking and biking with over 850 miles of trails available near its many vacation homes, condos and rentals.
San Juan National Forest
Located in Southwest Colorado, the 1.8 million acre San Juan NF is contains large areas of alpine wilderness and the Telluride Ski area. Telluride also plays host to many festivals during the non-ski seasons, which help to explain the large number of vacation rentals and hotels in a small town. Part of the "Million Dollar Highway" form the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway.
In addition to the ski resorts in the area, the hot springs and the natural beauty of Steamboat Springs make this area a year round vacation destination. The Yampa river has a four mile grade 2 - 3 whitewater run through the hotels and rental condos in Steamboat Springs.