Just a quick 2.5 hour flight from Burbank Airport to Denver International Airport and you've thrust yourself into "America the Beautiful." That's right, at the top of Pike's Peak during the summer of 1893, Katharine Lee Bates drafted her famous poem. You can see for yourself Colorado's "purple mountain majesties."
While California is one of the most beautiful states in our great nation, honestly, you've not seen mountains until you've been to Colorado. Fifty-four of Colorado's mountains top the 14,000 foot mark. But the mountains aren't the only reason to take the trip. Check out our favorite stops and accommodations in Colorado.
This very private area fifteen minutes west of Vail is home to the rustic, yet luxurious, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. While many travel here just to ski off the back stoop, those 'in the know' come in the off-season to enjoy the crisp fall mountain air, spring wildflowers, and elk migration.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Denver.
While the skiers are crowding Vail, Aspen, and Breckenridge, folks interested in exploring Colorado's natural areas can glean some great bargains at this fabulous resort. Adventure for adults and families is found around every corner--whoop it up with the cowboys or sip from natural carbonated springs.
Whether you are flying in and out of Denver International or are in town for business, Denver has some great new accommodations. And unlike many downtown convention areas, there's lots to do for both the business travelers and their families.
Combine this visit with
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch.
Stay at one of Travel + Leisure's Top 100 Hotels in America and venture up Pike's Peak on a Cog Railroad, raft down a wild river, explore 700 year old cliff dwellings, or shop this historic mountain town situated right next to Colorado Springs.