Colorado Tourist Attractions

By | January 3, 2023

Religions, churches

Religious affiliation
In Colorado, people belong to the following religious communities:
Protestants: 44% – including 23% Evangelical
Catholics: 19%
Mormons: 2%
Jews: 2%
Muslims: 1%
No information: 25%

New Life Church
The New Life Church in Colorado Springs is a charismatic evangelical megachurch that was founded by Ted Haggard in 1984 and quickly gained around 14,000 followers. Before a sex scandal, Haggard was one of the 25 most influential evangelical Christians in the United States, but that changed quickly when the public learned in 2006 that he paid male prostitutes for sex on the one hand, but on the other hand homosexuality to the outside world was sinful and immoral explained. During the scandal, the church lost around 4,000 followers because its preacher was accused of hypocrisy and bigotry.

Trinity United Methodist Church
This Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church in Denver was built in 1887 by architects Frederick Albert Hall (1855-1934) and Robert S. Roeschlaub (1843-1923). The church is located on 18th Avenue in Denver.

Zoological gardens

Denver Zoo
The Denver Zoo is located in City Park in Denver and was the most visited attraction in Denver in 2005. It has existed since 1896 and started with the donation of a neglected black bear baby. With the construction of the so-called Bear Mountains, it was the first zoo in the USA to choose outdoor enclosures instead of cages for keeping its animals. Today the Denver Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals from around the world. His pride and joy is the Toyota Elephant Passage, which opened in early 2012 for $ 50 million. The enclosure is 3.2 km² and is home to 8 bull elephants and 4 females. It is the largest human-made elephant habitat in the world.

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Festivals and events

Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is held every summer by the University of Colorado at Boulder in its Mary Rippon Theater. It began in 1944 when the theater performed a play by Shakespeare every summer. 14 years later, it became the annual festival, which has since become one of the most popular cultural festivals in the United States. It was the first theater in the United States in 1975, and is now one of only seven in the world to have performed all of Shakespeare’s work.

Race to the clouds

The “Race to the Clouds” is the highest and second oldest motorsport race worldwide. It starts at Pikes Peak at 2,866 m and ends at a height of 4,301 m. The full or correct name of the race is: “Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). The race was held for the first time in 1916 to publicize the road built as a tourist attraction to the summit of Pikes Peak July. the US Independence Day (Independence Day) instead. From 2010 will find the race on the last weekend in June instead. the track length is 19.99 km (12.42 miles) with 156 curves.

Taste of Colorado at Denver

On the first Monday in September, Americans celebrate Labor Day, the equivalent of Labor Day. On this day, the Taste of Colorado takes place in Denver. Over 50 restaurants cook their specialties at stands and stalls. There is also music, dance and art.

National parks

Rocky Mountains National Park
The Rocky Mountains National Park is located northwest of Boulder, Colorado. From here, the visitor has excellent views of the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the crystal-clear mountain lakes and the untouched nature. The National Park attracts over 3 million visitors annually; however, most of them stay close to Trail Ridge Road. However, if you are brave and want to observe animals such as elk, deer, wolves or even bears in the wild, you should walk a little away from the road.

Black-Canyon-of-the-Gunnison National Park
The park is located in western Colorado and is characterized by a deep narrow gorge through which the Gunnison River flows. The gorge is so narrow that hardly any sunlight can fall on the bottom, making its walls very dark. That is why Black Canyon Park gets its name. The area is approximately 124 km²; the longest gorge about 555 m deep. Upstream is the Curecanti National Recreation Area, a local recreation area with access to the dammed Gunnison River.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
This national park 230 km south of Denver is characterized by large sand dunes that are in constant motion and form an endless sea of ​​sand. It lies in the south of Colorado and covers an area of ​​88 km². Its dunes reach a height of up to 230 m, making them the tallest in the United States. The history of the park goes back as far as 12,000 years when the dunes were formed by the Rio Grandes.

Verde National Park
The park is located in southwest Colorado and includes more than 4,000 archaeological sites from the Anasazi tribes, especially the Pueblo Indians from the 6th to 14th centuries. About 600 cliff dwellings (in German rock flats) are located in the natural caves of the sandstone of the canyon walls and fascinate visitors with their well-preserved cultural remains. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you visit him, you should definitely descend into one of the cool kivas, which can be reached by a wooden staircase and a tree house.

Other natural beauties

Gunnison National Forest
The Gunnison National Forest is an approximately 6,900 km² large national forest in the western part of the state, which extends over the four counties Mesa, Gunnison, Hinsdale and Saguache. The forest area was declared a protected area by Teddy Roosevelt in 1905 and named after the researcher and adventurer John W. Gunnison. There are seven total reserves in the forest itself.

White River National Forest
The White River National Forest is a designated area of ​​national forest in the northwestern part of the state. It extends over an area of ​​just under. 8,000 km² and got its name from the White River that runs through the area. The two chic and glamorous ski areas of Aspen and Vail are located in the White River National Forest. The region is not only suitable for winter sports, but also for hiking, camping and mountain biking.

White River National Forest