Colorado August 18, 2016
This Natural Wonders Road Trip Will Show You Colorado Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
No matter your whereabouts in the state (Plains, Front Range, or Slope), you are guaranteed to be close to one of Colorado’s many natural wonders… isn’t it great? To experience the most of these outdoor marvels at once, we here at Only in Colorado have curated this memorable natural wonders road trip just for you. Are you ready? Good… Let’s go! (Link to the original map can be found
1. Hanging Lake (Glenwood Springs)
The pristine lake, which is composed of travertine (giving it its distinct turquoise color) is home to one of the most popular hikes in the state. (Please note: Hanging Lake faces the threat of ecological disruption due to litter, swimming dogs, and the oils from contact with human skin... so please do not litter or make physical contact with the water.)
2. Maroon Bells (Aspen)
Speaking of popular hikes, the stunning Maroon Bells feature unsurmountable beauty that deserves to be experienced at least once every season.
3. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (Alamosa County)
Quite possibly one of the most surprising natural wonders in the state is that of the Great Sand Dunes, which is comprised of 44,246 acres of soft sand, flowing creeks, and a unique climate that you won't find elsewhere.
4. Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)
These magnificent red rock formations, which were created millions of years ago, contain unique sedimentary beds of deep-red, pink and white sandstones, limestone, and conglomerates.
5. Rainbow Falls (Manitou Springs)
Sadly; the falls are tainted with the graffiti of those who do not respect nature... however, if you can look past the less-than-impressive markings, you will discover one of the most lovely waterfalls in the entire state.
6. Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)
Not only is Red Rocks made up of 290-296 million-year-old vibrantly colored rock; it is also considered to be one of the best concert venues in the world.
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