Saddle Up for Your Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation.
The sense of discovery and freedom that existed in the Colorado Rocky Mountains centuries ago still lives on today.
Colorado's rich history includes Native Americans, the turn-of-the-Century Gold Rush years, pioneers, fur trappers, silver barons, cowboys and gunfighters. Whether you're a history buff or simply interested in gaining a feel for Colorado's past, numerous intriguing sites await you.
|Cliff Dwellings and Mesa-top Villages Built Between 450 ? 1300 A.D.||Mesa Verde National Park|
|First False Gold Strike||Cherry Creek and South Platte River, 1858|
|First True gold strike||Clear Creek, 1858|
|Never Climbed Pikes Peak||Lt. Zebulon Pike|
|Easiest Way up Pikes Peak||Pikes Peak Cog Railway|
|Denver Woman Who Survived the Sinking of the Titanic April 14, 1912||?Unsinkable? Molly Brown|
|Most Fashionable Men?s Hats from New York to Paris from 1820 -1840||Beaver hats|
|Next Fashion Fad After Beaver Hats||Buffalo robes|
|Butch Cassidy?s Colorado Hideout||Brown?s Park in northwestern Colorado|
|Oldest Town in Colorado||San Luis, est. 1851|
|First Church in Colorado||Our Lady of Guadalupe in Conejos,
|The Wickedest City in the West||Julesburg, Colorado (according to Mark Twain?s Roughing It)|
|Rocky Mountains Formed||1.7 billion years ago|