Climate, Cuisine & Travel with Children
Despite being known for its snow ski destinations, Colorado in general averages on 300 sunny days a year. However, during the year weather can change quickly so its advised to dress in layers. As the state is split by the Rocky Mountains you can notice quite a difference in the east-west climates and the contrasts between higher and lower elevation locations. With plenty on offer throughout the year, there is never a bad time to take a trip to Colorado.
Like most US states Colorado has a diverse food scene. There are, however, a few native dishes to try out. Order a classic Denver Omelet, eggs with cheddar cheese, diced ham, onion and green bell peppers or be brave enough to sample a plate of Rocky Mountain Oysters, which are actually battered and fried bull or sheep testicles. Other staples of Colorado menus are Buffalo, fresh water trout and Colorado rack of lamb.
Traveling with Children
Those traveling with children have plenty of options of things to see and do all over the state. Besides all the outdoor adventures there are great hands-on museums, dude ranches and more to please everyone. There is often discounts for kids at many popular attractions but it is probably a good idea to book ahead for any special activities like horseback riding, rafting trips or ski camps.