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From vast prairie grasslands to the majestic mountains, rushing rivers to desert landscapes, Colorado is unlike anywhere else. The highest-altitude state in America offers an unbelievable selection of wildlife and natural wonders as well as rich cultural heritage found in frontier forts, narrow-gauge railways, mining museums, dinosaur fossils, ancient cliff dwellings and in the art of the American Indians.

With so many great things to see and do throughout the state all year long, there’s never a bad time to be here. So no matter what kind of adventure you’re looking for, we’ll have it waiting for you.

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Must see places

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Carved out by the Gunnison River over the course of 2 million years, this natural wonder of cliffs, spires and narrows are packed with adventures. Hike the rim or go deep into the inner canyon.

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Denver Union Station

Denver Union Station

This historic terminal building in Denver’s LoDo district is quite the scene: hip restaurants and bars, artisan shops and boutiques, and cool hotels reflect the spirit and the history of the city.

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Mesa Verde National Park

At Mesa Verde, get an up-close look at how Native American tribes thrived in Colorado from AD 600 to 1300. Take a tour and explore amazingly well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings.

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Located in southern Colorado, Great Sand Dunes National Park is home to the tallest dunes in North America. Hike along scenic trails to forests, wetlands and alpine lakes.

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

This 1-meter-wide heritage railroad operates 73 kilometers of scenic track with special events including brew and wine rides, cowboy poet rides, photographers’ rides and holiday-themed Polar Express rides around Christmas.

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Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater

A stunning park located just outside Denver, Red Rocks is known for its large red sandstone outcroppings and naturally formed, iconic amphitheater that hosts big-name music acts.

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Denver Mint

The Denver Mint, a branch of the U.S. Mint, struck its first coins on February 1, 1906. Take a free tour to learn about the history of the Mint and how it produces U.S. coins.

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Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods

Near Colorado Springs, 4,302-meter Pikes Peak is one of the most famous summits in the U.S. Drive or ride the cog railway to the top. Visit nearby Garden of the Gods to see spectacular rock formations.

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Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum’s impressive collection includes more than 70,000 works including Western, Native American and regional art housed in seven stories. The angular, award-winning Hamilton Building serves as the stunning main entrance.

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Dinosaur National Monument

In the Uinta Mountains on the Colorado-Utah line, visitors can see more than 1,500 dinosaur fossils exposed on the cliff face inside the Quarry Exhibit Hall. All told, this park contains 800-plus paleontological sites.

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Fly-fishing on the Logan River
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Destination

Logan

Biking on the Slickrock Trail
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Destination

Moab