One of the many pros (and sometimes cons, if we are being honest) of living in beautiful Colorado is that it is a highly sought-after tourist destination, meaning that out-of-state friends and family LOVE to come out and visit! But with so many epic landmarks and attractions, just how does one decide where to take their guests? Don’t stress; take our advice and take your company on this epic road trip across Colorado! (Link to the interactive map can be found
1. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (Alamosa County)
Located in southwest Colorado lies the surprising Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve; an estimated 5 billion cubic meters of soft sand that also features great hiking opportunities, wildlife sightings, and even splashing around via the Dunes' stunning Medano Creek.
2. Romero's Cafe (Pueblo)
Green chile is hands down Colorado's favorite and most iconic food, so treat your guests to the BEST with Mr. Chile's 50-time award-winning green chile recipe! (Not only do we here at Only in Colorado like the green chili; we love the hearty and flavorful entrees that can be smothered in this iconic Colorado goodness!)
3. Manitou Springs Incline (Manitou Springs)
After gorging on delicious green chile, it is time to burn some calories, which is where the butt-busting Manitou Incline comes into play! Not only does the world-famous Manitou Incline (complete with 2,744 steps that burn so good) offer an amazing workout, it also offers some killer photo ops and bragging rights for both you and your company.
4. Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)
The Garden of the Gods isn't your typical garden. In fact, these red rock formations are comprised of deposited red, pink and white sandstone, conglomerate, and limestone that were created millions of years ago during a geological upheaval.
5. Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)
Whether you watch a show in what has been considered to be the best concert venue in America (which we highly recommend) or explore the venue on your own time, your guests will never forget their visit to this iconic Amphitheatre within the rocks!
6. Maroon Bells (Aspen)
Need to prove to your guests that Colorado is the most beautiful state of them all? The Maroon Bells should change their tune pretty dang quick!
7. Mesa Verde National Park (Montezuma County)
For a memorable outdoor experience that offers both picturesque views and a fascinating history, there is no topping these 52,485 acres of Ancestral Puebloan archeological sites!
8. Four Corners Monument (San Juan County)
Before sending your guests home, blow their minds by taking them to four different places at once! Located in the southwest corner of Colorado, you can skip through the Centennial State, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, and experience what it's really like to be in four places at once!
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