Scope and Scale

All you can dream in Colorado

By Sara Robertson

Colorado is a space where you can go from the deep forest to the peaks of scenic mountains; from majestic canyons, mesas and plateaus to expansive high plains. Rivers, large and small, run throughout the state to create a lush environment, brimming with life. From the Mile High City to hip Boulder, cities and towns offer up a creative local culture you can’t get anywhere else.

If you’re a skier, that’s an added bonus—about half of the state is mountainous terrain and it’s known as one of the best places to visit the Rocky Mountains. Colorado consistently makes the top of the list for the best skiing destinations and has a wealth of famous ski resorts.

There truly is no place like the state of Colorado—there’s always another thing you’ll want to do, another sight to see.

Local Expert Tip

“Colorado Springs is a great destination to mix business and pleasure. Attendees can immerse themselves in outdoor adventures, live music and entertainment, award-winning sports venues and luxury resorts. Iconic attractions like Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak—America’s Mountain are cornerstones of the destination, surrounded by new and innovative places to eat, drink and relax. With so much to see and do, Colorado Springs is very attractive to attendees and we would love to assist in planning your next meeting here.”

—  Kathy Reak, Vice President of Sales at Visit Colorado Springs

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Royal Gorge Zipline Tours is rated the No. 1 zipline tour in Colorado by US News and Tripadvisor and offers two tour options year-round. Either way, participants soar through the landscape that once saw Colorado’s historic wild west. Consider adding white water rafting trips to double the adventure.

Pay a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. Pick from numerous hikes, from moderate to difficult, plus a wealth of adventure activities, no matter which season you find yourself there. Spot wildlife from chipmunks to elk and take in the awe-inspiring peaks.

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Convergence Station, a Meow Wolf experience in Denver, immerses visitors in a multiversal transit station, by which they will pay a visit to four floors of immersive surreal art depicting four alien worlds. Don’t worry about getting hungry throughout your journey—HELLOFOOD offers hot entrees as well as grab-and-go, plus desserts and alcohol, all sourced from Local Denver vendors.

Denver Story Trek offers dozens of Story Sites and Featured Treks for visitors to explore the real life-stories behind historic landscapes and landmarks. Using the map on their website, groups can choose their own route and method of transportation, and then listen to recorded stories for each stopping point they choose to visit.

In center of the historic downtown of Boulder is Pearl Street, where, along the brick-paved pedestrian pathway, closed to traffic, visitors can shop to their hearts content at independent boutiques and bookstores, visit galleries and local artisan shops and enjoy the celebrated public art. Plus, Pearl Street was named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s Ten Best Foodies Streets in America.

This article appears in the March/April 2024 issue. You can subscribe to the magazine here.