Do you know your ABCs? No, not those ABCs; I mean the ABCs of Colorado! Sing it with me:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
A is for Archaeology.
Colorado is home to more than a dozen archaeological sites including Mesa Verde, Dinosaur Ridge, and the Paint Mines (pictured).
B is for Brewery.
Coloradoans like their beer--SO much, in fact, that the Centennial State has more than 200 breweries!
C is for Casa Bonita.
The Disneyland of Mexican restaurants resides in Lakewood... just don't order anything with meat.
D is for Denver.
The greatest capital city in the WORLD!
E is for Elitches.
AKA Every Colorado child's happy place.
F is for Football.
G is for Great Sand Dunes National Park.
The tallest sand dunes in North America reside in the easternmost parts of Alamosa and Saguache Counties.
H is for Hot Springs.
There are more than two dozen hot springs in Colorado, including the world’s deepest geothermal spring (Pagosa Springs) and the world’s largest hot springs pool (Glenwood Springs).
I is for Interstate 70.
By far the fastest way to get from one side of the state to the other.
J is for Jefferson County.
Home to our beloved frost brewed Coors Light!
K is for Kayaking.
There is never a shortage of things to do in our great outdoors! From kayaking to skiing to horseback riding, the Centennial State has the perfect activity for you!
L is for Larimer Square.
What was once Denver's only city block is now a one-stop shop for the best stores, restaurants, and events in the city!
M is for Mesa Verde National Park.
The National Park is home to some of the best preserved Ancestral Puebloan archeological sites in the country.
N is for (Colorado) National Monument.
Stunning canyons and rock formations make up this great American treasure.
O is for Oil.
Believe it or not, Colorado has numerous oil fields and refineries!
P is for Pikes Peak.
"O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain;
For purple mountain majesties,
Above the fruited plain!"
Q is for Quiet.
Only in Colorado will you find some of the most quiet and peaceful places to kick back and relax.
R is for Rockies.
Win or lose (mostly lose), we love 'em!
S is for Sunshine.
300 days per year, to be exact!
T is for Traffic.
See: I-25 during rush hour.
U is for University.
Colorado is home to more than 48 universities, including the highly accredited University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, and Colorado School of Mines.
V is for Vail.
Only the cutest little mountain town EVER.
W is for Winter.
Winter/snow/blizzards should NOT be this beautiful.
X is for X-Games.
The winter X-Games have been held in Aspen since 2002.
Y is for Yurt.
Why stay in a tent or cabin when you can rent a secluded yurt, (a circular tent with a collapsible framework)?
Z is for Zombies.
Don't be too alarmed if you see zombies roaming the streets of the Front Range; different cities around Colorado host annual zombie runs, crawls, and hunts.