Colorado June 29, 2016
15 Reasons Why Colorado Is The World’s Greatest Outdoor Classroom
Remember when you were a kid and wanted nothing more than to escape the dark confines of your classroom for some outdoor time? In hindsight, why didn’t we? After all, Colorado is chock-full of learning opportunities and unique things to see. Here are 15 reasons why Colorado is the world’s greatest outdoor classroom (and should be utilized more often):
1. No matter where you are in the state, you should have fairly easy access to the mountains...
2. ...Eastern Plains...
3. ...and technology advanced cities.
4. History is a short drive away with fascinating landmarks like Mesa Verde National Park...
Located in Montezuma County.
5. ...Bent's Old Fort...
Located in La Junta.
6. ...or Georgetown Loop Railroad.
All aboard in Gerogetown!
Have I convinced you yet? No? OK, let's keep going!
7. Geology time! Let's meet at the Calhan Paint Mines Archeological District...
Located in Calhan.
8. ...Garden of the Gods...
Located in Colorado Springs.
9. ...Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve...
Located in Alamosa and Saguache Counties.
10. ...and/or Red Rocks.
Located in Morrison.
11. Paleontology, anyone? Yep, we've even got a place for that!
Dinosaur National Monument is located in Dinosaur.
12. P.E. = Skiing...
13. ...or hiking.
Depending on the time of year, of course.
14. Colorado is home to an abundance of different animals to study (from afar).
15. Finally, only in Colorado can you truly experience the four seasons in all of their glory.
Looking for even more educational Colorado locations? Check out
13 Historical Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit In Colorado!