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Denver, the Rocky Mountains, Aspen, Estes Park. These are just a few of the cool things about Colorado. Located in the Southwest U.S., the state has a growing population of 5.3 million and is one of the country’s largest states in terms of geographical size. The Centennial State is revered for its natural beauty and plethora of outdoor-friendly attractions, making it a prime destination for the worldly and adventurists at heart.

Flights to Colorado

Denver International is the state’s largest and busiest airport, serving a domestic and foreign passenger base in excess of 25 million every year. The only closest airport in terms of frequency is Colorado Springs Municipal (roughly 1 million annual passengers), with Aspen-Pitkin County, Durango-La Plata County, and Grand Junction Regional accounting for the bulk remainder of the state’s flights.

Domestic fliers have a number of airline choices readily available, including United, Southwest Airlines, Delta, American Airlines, US Airways, Frontier, AirTran, jetBlue, and Spirit Airlines. International tourists have a limited selection, as only ANA and Volaris fly directly to Colorado from outside of the United States.

The Colorado Experience: Fun things to do

There is no shortage of mountain climbing activities in Colorado, so be prepared for some leg-burning fun. Mount Bierstadt stretches over 14,000 feet into the sky, but is one of the more easily scaled peaks in the state. Along its winding trails, you will be greeted with lush meadows and massive boulder fields. Pike’s Peak and Mount Evans may require a trip by car, depending on your physical health.

A daytrip to Mesa Verde is well deserved and equally exciting; inside this cliff are over 600 dwellings that long ago locals once called home. The Great Sand Dunes National Park is open all day every day, and is a great place to go sand surfing. As an added bonus, the views afforded of meteor showers from Star Dune are truly unforgettable.

Visiting Colorado? Here is some helpful advice

Keep alcohol consumption on the low end when touring Colorado, especially when mountain climbing. The high altitude means less oxygen, which makes people more prone to headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Keep a fresh supply of drinking water on hand for daytrips, and dress for the weather. The temperature can change suddenly in Colorado, so always wear layers.

Check out Skyscanner’s online search engine to find cheap flights to Colorado and more. Affordable hotel accommodations in Denver, Vail, and Breckenridge are available all year-round. Use our hotel price comparison tool to find one with the amenities you’re looking for. And if you don’t feel like hiking through Colorado’s mountain ranges, check out our car rental tool to find your own affordable transportation in the land of the Rockies.  

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