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Colorado Is Built For Outdoor Lovers. Discover The Adventure Of Colorado With Kids

Any place that has a park called “Garden of the Gods” has got to be able to back up those words with something truly spectacular.

From towering, snow-capped mountains to mile-high cities, Colorado is an exciting destination that is perfect for outdoor-loving families. In fact, Colorado has been one of the most popular family travel destinations in the United States since 1915.

The legendary Rocky Mountains make up most of the landscape west of the capital of Denver. Those looking for family ski destinations couldn’t find a more perfect place. Vail and Colorado are just a few of the dozens of incredible ski towns nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Destinations like Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are ideal for those searching for the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of Colorado.

Metropolitan Denver has a thriving art and food scene that rivals much larger US cities. The bohemian culture and vibrant culture make Denver a popular destination. Dubbed the “Mile-High  City” due to its extreme altitude, Denver is a treat to explore for all ages.

With its classic buildings and artistic treasures, it is a popular place to use as a home base when exploring western Colorado. Nearby, Pikes Peak is one of the most popular destinations in the United States. And its place in American Folklore is complete as the inspiration for the song “America The Beautiful.

Further south, destinations such as Colorado Springs, Great Sand Dunes National Park, and more draw in tourists from all over the world looking for exciting and accessible outdoor experiences. 

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Tips For Family Travel In Colorado

Our Colorado Guide will give you a breakdown of what you need to know about family travel to Colorado. If you’re new to international family travel, I highly recommend checking out our well-researched trip planning resources. It’s full of proven family travel hacks.

  • Capital
    • The capital of Colorado is Denver. Denver is known as the Mile-High City because of its elevation above sea level.
  • Weather
    • The topography of Colorado is all over the map. Running down the center of the state is the epic Rocky Mountains. This means that much of the area east of the mountains is in a desert climate while areas within and west of the mountains often see abundant precipitation, leading to some epic snowfalls that make Colorad0 such a popular ski destination. 
  • Cellular Phones– I have used the Airalo eSim app for all of my international travel.

How To Stay Connected And Get Internet And Phone Service In The United States

Most major cities throughout the United States have excellent cellular service. If you have an older phone, I highly recommend purchasing a sim either at the airport or as one of your first stops on your travels.

If you have a newer eSim capable phone, you can save yourself time by purchasing an eSim ahead of time and having it activated before you arrive.

There are many companies that offer this service. I have used Airalo for years. It has been seamless in over ten countries. They have World, Regional, and Country-Specific eSims available. The price goes down the more specific you get. The regional sims allow for easy country-hopping if you are visiting multiple destinations.

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