When Spanish explorers first set foot in Colorado their simple name for the land, meaning coloured in Spanish, was for the river which flowed red from the silt of the mountains it carved. They probably didn't think that the state would become so renowned for its vividly colourful scenery; mountains, mesas, forests, rivers, canyons and desert land. Any adrenaline junkie will wax lyrical about the adventure playground Colorado provides, but what may surprise you is the arty scene born of the creative and historical culture in the cities. There is definitely something for everyone in this diverse state.
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