Colorado is a nature-lover's paradise. It is a land of golden aspens, majestic canyons, sparkling, snow-capped mountains, and cool, clear streams where bear and elk, bison and beaver, coyotes, and mountain lovers roam freely as nature intended. Colorado is a place where one can still encounter the pristine beauty of the American West. Yet, alongside its astounding host of natural wonders, the state also boasts one of the most modern and fastest growing urban economies.
Colorado is a state of extraordinary variety, Aspen Valley is packed with ski resorts, fine restaurants, and sophisticated boutiques, while the metropolis of Denver, the state's capital, is the home of the world's largest airport, as well as major museums and sports teams. Throughout the state, reminders of its wild past, like the old ghost town of Marble or the quiet desolation of the Santa Fe Trail, contrast with the bustling present, from the buzz of Central City's casino to Denver's cutting-edge Center for the Performing Arts.
Colorado: A Pictorial Souvenir is a perfect keepsake that captures the grandeur and enduring beauty of the justly celebrated Centennial state. The reader will encounter the state's architectural marvels—such as the gold-domed Colorado State Capitol, the awe-inspiring Devil's Gate Bridge built in 1888, and scenic Georgetown's Victorian shopping district—as well as its breathtaking natural wonders like the red rocks of the Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs and the majestic beauty of Colorado's Rocky Mountains.