6th Apr, 2009 | Source : newsweekshowcase.com
Colorado has been nicknamed the "Centennial State" because it became a state in the year 1876, 100 years after the signing of our nation's Declaration of Independence. Colorado also is called Colorful Colorado because of it's magnificent scenery of mountains, rivers and plains.
However you seek inspiration, Colorado will transform you. With spectacular landscape, Western heritage, narrow gauge railroads, mining relics, notable archaeological sites, world-class winter and summer activities, breweries and vineyards, Colorado is a magnet for those seeking adventure, craving arts and culture, tracing history, or families traveling together.
In Colorado, there's always something new to conquer or a fascinating place to explore. Heres a glimpse at what's new around the state:
-Ride the Rails, Hit the Links:
All Aboard! Ride the historic and newly restored rails of the San Luis Express. A standard gauge three-hour ride, the rails connect passengers from Alamosa to La Veta mid-May to October. The 2006 reopening offers spectacular mountain views as you experience the excursion that opened the San Luis Valley to America. The last regular passenger train was discontinued in 1953.