Soaring mountain peaks, red rock canyons, giant sand dunes and vast prairie lands: high-altitude Colorado is surrounded by some of the world’s most spectacular natural beauty. And it’s not just about the landscapes – visitors will also find reminders of ancient cultures in the southwest, a thriving cosmopolitan city sitting in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains and a rich Wild West culture and history. Throw in an infectiously laid-back and welcoming vibe, and it’s not hard to see why people return here again and again. Experience it all: request a private jet charter quote from Air Charter Service to Colorado.
Denver is the state's largest and most famous city. Sitting 1,600 metres above sea level, the ‘Mile High City' boasts one of the most stunning backdrops of any state capital in the country – from Downtown, you can be adventuring through the Rocky Mountains within about an hour. Denver is perfect for outdoorsy types: for urbanites, there are plenty of museums, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues within the city limits, while nature-lovers should head further out of town to the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, a naturally-formed outdoor arena where numerous concerts are held.
Around 70 miles northwest of Denver is the Front Range, which features the southern Rockies’ easternmost peaks and the first mountains that westward-travelling pioneers and settlers would have encountered. It’s in this part of the state that you'll find the Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the country's most popular attractions. For a sense of this incredible alpine landscape’s true scale, we recommend driving the Trail Ridge Road. Along this seasonal route (usually open from late spring to early autumn) you can witness high mountain peaks, head out on day-long or overnight hikes, cross the Continental Divide and reach a maximum elevation of 12,183 feet.
Head further into the mountains west of the state capital and you'll reach Vail and Aspen, two of the United States' most famous and celebrated ski resorts where you can share the slopes with A-Listers and enjoy a renowned après-ski scene. The state’s many other mountain ranges include Sangre de Cristo, Mosquito and Sawatch, as well as the San Juan Mountains – all of which boast several peaks over 14,000 feet high, known locally as ‘fourteeners’.
Colorado is renowned for its incredibly diverse natural landscapes. Located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo range, the Great Sand Dunes National Park is home to the continent's tallest sand dunes and one of the few places on earth where you can snowboard and sandboard on the same day. To the east, you'll discover the extensive and steadily rising prairie lands of the Eastern Plains, which has one of the lowest population densities in the whole country. Most people drive through this largely agricultural region on a mission to reach the mountains, but there are a number of interesting attractions worth exploring, including the historic Santa Fe Trail.
Towards the Colorado-Utah state line, the landscapes take on an entirely different appearance. At the far western reaches, high up in the Colorado Plateau, you'll reach the spectacular canyon country and Wild West terrain that Arizona and Utah are famed for. There's so much to see along the entire border – from the Dinosaur National Monument in the north to the Four Corners Monument in the south. The Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the nearby Mesa Verde National Park are unmissable for those with a particular interest in anthropology. This region of Colorado is one of the most important archaeological areas in the whole of North America. Don’t miss the chance to visit Mesa Verde's legendary millennia-old cliff dwellings, once inhabited by the Ancestral Puebloans.
From the mountain retreats of Vail and Aspen to iconic city hotels, Colorado has plenty of luxurious accommodation choices. In Denver you'll find big-name five-star hotels, while in the mountains there are plenty of lavish resorts as well as cosy ski lodges. If you’re heading to the state's national parks, you can choose from simple hotels within their borders or a wider range of accommodation in nearby towns.
There are numerous airports in Colorado, with international, municipal and county options. Aspen and nearby Vail are served by a county airport. Simply Contact our team and we’ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Colorado.