This map of Colorado shows the state in light orange and the surrounding U.S. states is darker orange. The state is surrounded by Wyoming in the north, New Mexico in the south, Arizona, Utah, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Major cities, along with national parks, are marked on the map, including Denver, Boulder, Aspen, Snowmass Village, Durango, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Breckenridge and others.

The state is a famous ski destination, offering the challenging and scenic Rocky Mountains. Mesa Verde National Park next to Utah, Arizona and New Mexico is an important cultural destination where you can see ancient dwellings carved into huge boulders.

This is year-round destination. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing in the winter, and hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing in the summer.

There are many great hotels, resorts and inexpensive campgrounds. If you are a golfer, several places offer spectacular mountain view golf.