Colorado is an ideal state for outdoor enthusiasts. The heart of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado has scores of snow-capped summits, and is known by skiers everywhere for its champagne powder. Fodor's Colorado captures the state's best outdoor excursions--from skiing and hiking to fishing and biking--while also showcasing what makes cosmopolitan cities like Denver, Boulder, and Aspen special. NEW COLOR SECTION: An 8-page color insert at the start of the guide contains a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions around Colorado. NEW THIS EDITION: This new edition features revised itineraries to help time-crunched travelers navigate the state's top destinations. Expanded spa listings highlight the best places for personal pampering in the luxury resort town of Aspen and Vail, and new dining listings in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins accentuate these cities' robust culinary and microbrew scenes. SPECIAL FEATURES: The Experience Colorado chapter includes a new photo-rich section on Colorado's varied wildlife, as well as features on Colorado's top outdoor adventures and its ever-changing culinary trends. ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Top Attractions and Great Itineraries make it easy to plan a vacation to Colorado. A mountain-finder chart and guide helps travelers pick the right ski slope. This guide also has useful tips for outdoor enthusiasts who are seeking the best hiking, biking, rafting, and fishing excursions that the state has to offer. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Colorado offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ADDED-VALUE PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along Colorado map provides added value. This essential road-trip tool includes inset maps for Denver and Rocky Mountain Park, so visitors can travel with confidence. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.