Travelers and Tourism in Colorado

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Colorado is such a beautiful state. It brings in a lot of outsiders but not only for its beauty, but for its history as well. Travelers and tourists have been visiting Colorado since before the 19th century. However, during the 19th century, the development of Colorado boomed greatly because of its iconic people and the fact that so many travelers and tourists enjoyed seeing Colorado. The people contributed to making Colorado history more appealing to tourists so the state really emerged. Tourism has led Colorado to great lengths and still to this day, Colorado brings in many travelers and tourists. Colorado was viewed as a place to visit and live in because of the climate, scenery, and promise of good health to its people (Abbott,…show more content…
231). Attractions like Glenwood Springs brought in a lot of tourists from both in state as well as out of state. National parks and monuments started to join the picture of the latest tourist attractions as well. The Rocky Mountain National Park started to bring in tourists the second it became available in 1920. Roads like the Fall River Road opened which allowed tourists to access the park and the top of the Continental Divide. It was estimated that 28,000 automobile passengers visited the park from out of state in 1920 (Abbott, Leonard, Noel, 2013, pp. 235). In 1892, the first automobile was spotted in Colorado. This first sighting opened the doors for entrepreneurs to build off of this idea and cars started to become manufactured in 1904. Coloradoans began traveling by car (Abbott, Leonard, Noel, 2013, pp. 236). The advancement of the automobile expanded the idea of highways and roads. This was such a major development in Colorado. These major developments allowed easier access to and from tourist attractions in Colorado. Colorado was booming with advancements left and right, and the nature of tourism continued to expand. Automobiles were not the only means of getting access to the spectacular sights of Colorado. Before automobiles were invented, people relied on railroads to get them to and from the attractions of Colorado. The desire to travel to Colorado
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