Ski or snowboard the peaks before winter prices peak.
Feel on top of the world in Colorado, a mountainous masterpiece that inspired lyrics to "America, the Beautiful." While slopes open for business in mid-November, fall and early winter deals at iconic ski resort towns -- think Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs -- can save hundreds on prices come January.Learn More
Explore ancient sites, ghost towns & dinosaur trails.
From dinosaur trails to native cultures to Wild West frontier towns, take a step back in time. Explore the cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloans in Mesa Verde National Park (above). Named one of "50 Places to Visit in a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler, this World Heritage Site dates back to 600 A.D.Learn More
A year-round playground for adventurous spirits.
With four national parks, including the Garden of the Gods (left), the Rocky Mountain state is a natural playground. While skiing and snowboarding are the well-known attractions, hiking, mountain biking, off-road driving and more also await adventurous spirits. Bring the camera to capture jaw-dropping "wish you were here" views.Learn More
Sample suds across this Rocky Mountain state.
Drink up! Colorado boasts the largest concentration of craft breweries in the country, with more than 120 breweries across the state. Big names such as MillerCoors, along with smaller operations such as New Belgium Brewing offer free tours -- just reserve a spot in advance. Bonus: Tours often end with free samples.Learn More
Hop the rails for the ride of a lifetime.
Lose track of time aboard train rides such as the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge railroad (left), offering both unspoiled scenery and a history lesson. For seasonal fun, capture the frontier spirit while on a ghost tour through the historic districts of Wild West mining towns such as Telluride or Crested Butte.Learn More