Are you looking for a truly “out-of-this-world” experience? No need to book a ticket on the next space shuttle, just visit one of these 10 Colorado locations that will make you swear you’re on another planet:
1. Colorado National Monument (Western Slope)
Comprised of sandstone and granite canyons, Colorado National Monument looks like something out of a Will Smith disaster flick.
2. Paint Mines Interpretive Park (Calhan)
Colorful, chalky and completely out-of-this-world!
3. Great Sand Dunes National Park
The last thing you would expect to find in Colorado are barren (albeit magnificent) sand dunes as far as the eye can see...
4. Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)
This is what I picture a hike around Mars looking like...
5. Hanging Lake (Glenwood Springs)
Not so much another planet as it is Heaven.
6. Casa Bonita (Lakewood)
Where am I? Why is there a gorilla man chasing me? Is this the kind of food that aliens eat?
7. Red Rocks (Morrison)
I will be the first to tell you that Red Rocks is simply stunning; but this eerie shot makes it look like a whole other world!
8. Chasm Lake (Estes Park)
The reflection on Chasm Lake makes this location seem very space-ish.
9. Ice Castles (Silverthorne)
Does this picture remind anyone else of the snow planet from "The Empire Strikes Back"?
10. Yucca House National Monument (Cortez)
The large, unexcavated Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site looks like an alien's playground to me!