Colorado

Colorado, known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, is the perfect destination for any traveller seeking adventure.

Starting with the state capital… Denver (affectionately known as the Mile High City) is a complementary contradiction of urban sophistication and outdoor adventures. As a hub for chef-owned restaurants, you'll find a diverse array of dining options that serve up locally sourced produce, providing a true taste of the region.

If you're a beer lover, Denver is a paradise for you. The city is renowned for its thriving craft breweries, with more than 100 breweries and tap rooms in the metro area. You can find any type of beer here, from classic lagers to experimental brews.

Denver is also home to vibrant neighbourhoods that offer a fusion of old and new, reflected in its famous music scene, with talented artists playing a vast array of genres in clubs throughout the city, on any given night. Denver’s enticing blend of delicious food, historical culture and vibrant nightlife is all within easy reach of the Rocky Mountains and the wild outdoors, so what’s not to love?

The famous Rocky Mountains run through the state, providing ample occasions for hiking, skiing, and camping. A perfect natural haven with plenty of opportunities to see wildlife including elk and the state animal, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. Many of Colorado’s most iconic towns are located in this region including Vail & Aspen offering some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the United States. However, the Rocky Mountains aren’t just for winter sport enthusiasts, as the region brims with exciting activities throughout the year, with ballooning, mountain biking, ziplining, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and horseback riding (to name but a few).

Need a moment to warm up? Colorado’s hot springs give you a chance to experience one of the state’s most surreal phenomena: sitting outside in your bathing suit even though it’s snowing. A true refuge from the everyday and a fantastic way to experience that rustic mountain feeling.

Also not to be missed is the Mesa Verde National Park - perched high in Southwest Colorado where the air is thin, the history is rich, and the views are truly spectacular. This park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is home to over 4,700 archaeological sites including the famous cliff dwellings and offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Puebloans.

Colorado's natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, combined with its cultural and historical attractions, make it a popular destination for travellers looking for adventure, relaxation, and enriching experiences.

United Airlines is in the business of connect people and uniting the world and is the airline of choice when it comes to visiting Denver, Colorado. With two daily flights from London Heathrow to Denver, the rocky mountain state is just a stylish journey away with United. From lie-flat, all-aisle access seats in United Polaris, more room to relax and recline in United Premium Plus to ergonomically designed seats in Economy, passengers are sure to arrive in comfort.


Essential facts about Colorado
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Travel information

Colorado is approximately a 10 hour flight from the UK (non-stop).

Best time to go

June to November: This is a great time to visit if you want to experience Colorado's great outdoors. The weather is warm and sunny, making it perfect for hiking, camping, and fishing. December to February: If you're planning to hit the slopes, this is the best time to visit. Colorado is home to some of the best ski resorts in the country, and the snowfall is consistent and reliable.

Visa information

If you are eligible to enter the USA under the Visa Waiver Programme, you will need to obtain an electronic travel authorisation (ESTA) prior to travel. Please ask for details

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