Travel + Leisure Feature With Malia

Stunning mountain vistas, world-class ski resorts, and endless outdoor activities await in these vacation spots in the Centennial State.

It’s not difficult to see what makes Colorado a year-round haven for vacationers. Home to 32 ski resortsfour national parks (including the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park), 42 state parks, and 15 national forests, the Centennial State offers endless possibilities for outdoor adventures and adrenaline-inducing activities. And let’s not forget the 26 scenic byways that transform an ordinary drive into an awe-inspiring sightseeing experience.

Even those who like to take it slowly have plenty to look forward to — with several hundred breweries, 130 wineries, and dozens of craft distilleries, Colorado will certainly leave you in high spirits. So it’s no wonder that the market for second homes in the state is booming.

“There’s been a lifestyle shift in the mentality of consumers. People want to spend more time living where they want to be rather than where they work, which is why we’ve seen a migration to the mountains and an influx of vacation home and second homeowners in the Vail Valley and Colorado in general,” Malia Cox Nobrega, real estate broker at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, told Travel + Leisure via email.

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