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Most Beautiful Places in Colorado

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September 7, 2023

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

This is one of Colorado’s most visited spots, and for good reason. The majestic twin peaks of the Maroon Bells are surrounded by lush forests, crystal clear streams, meadows, and pristine lakes. While you are there enjoy over 100 miles of hiking trails, hot springs, climbing, fishing, wildlife, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, vibrant colors, and great scenic views.


Bridal Veil Falls-Telluride

These beautiful falls are the tallest in Colorado at 365 feet. It’s a moderate 4 mile hike in both directions to see them, but well worth the time and effort. A historic power plant sits at the very top of the falls, but it’s privately owned so look but don’t touch. If you continue on the trail past the falls you will come to the trail head for Bridal Veil Basin.


Garden of the Gods

Stunning sandstone formations rise to an impressive 300 feet with the snow-capped Pikes Peak standing proudly in the background. This National Natural Landmark offers 15 miles of hiking trails, excellent camping, horseback riding, and endless photo opportunities. You can enjoy this park free of charge thanks to the head of the Burlington Railroad, Charles Elliot Perkins, he gave it to Colorado Springs as a gift with the promise that it would be accessible to everyone.


Hanging Lake- Glenwood Canyon

A short yet steep hike brings you to a turquoise lake complete with waterfalls. Tucked within the canyon, the lake sits on the edge of a cliff and looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale. Keep in mind that no dogs are allowed and no human body parts shall enter the water, the ecosystem is fragile.


Rocky Mountain National Park

This park has something for everyone, from alpine lakes and dense forests to wildlife and majestic mountains, Rocky Mountain National Park is a sight to behold. This is home to the highest paved road in the United States, Trail Ridge Road, which reaches over 12,000 feet. Over 300 miles of hiking trails weave throughout the park bringing visitors to meadows filled  with wildflowers, cool forests, rocky mountain paths, and a variety of wildlife including bighorn sheep and elk.


Rifle Falls State Park

This park is not what most people envision when they think of Colorado. This is a lush green area fed from a triple waterfall that comes complete with limestone caves perfect for spelunkers and any other curious souls. It’s a beautiful place for a short hike, camping, fishing, birding, and wildlife spotting.


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