Christmas is that time of year. In this special holiday guide, we’re taking a look at traditions in the United States. We’ll also toss in a few holiday vacation destination recommendations for good measure. This is our guide to Christmas traditions in the United States.
Few things symbolize the rugged adventurism central to the American psyche as well as the Rocky Mountains. The towering, snow-capped peaks run for thousands of miles across the United States and Canada, forming the backbone of North America. If asked to select a single destination where it’s possible to explore the Rocky Mountains in all their majestic glory, one would be hard-pressed to do better than Colorado. Fully 78 of the 100 highest peaks are located here, including the 30 highest.
The next time you are in Colorado, make your way to Aurora. Aurora has great little nook of restaurants serving unbelievably delicious food. Aroma was excellent. Honestly, try everything on the menu.
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When taking road trips around the US, #nationalforest stops are a must! San Juan National Forest in Colorado has some challenging hikes but very rewarding sights at the top! From my experience, the hike is always worth it!
Colorado is a state in the western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado is 5,758,736 as of 2019, an increase of 14.5% since the 2010 United States Census.
The region has been inhabited by Native Americans for more than 13,000 years, with the Lindenmeier Site containing artifacts dating from approximately 9200 BCE to 1000 BCE; the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains was a major migration route for early peoples who spread throughout the Americas. The state was named for the Colorado River, which early Spanish explorers named the Río Colorado ("Red River") for the ruddy silt the river carried from the mountains.
If you're looking for a #wintergetaway , it's hard to do better than Aspen. The slopes are topnotch of course and I love being able to watch the sunset before skiing down the runs for fireworks and a bottle of wine. As a plus, take a drive over to see the Maroon Bells. Fabulous any time of year, they're very special indeed during winter.