Here Are The 5 Reasons You Should Never Overlook The Colorado Desert

When non-Coloradans (and even some natives) think of the Centennial State, scenes like the mountains, Denver, and dispensaries on every corner are the first things to come to mind. While there is nothing wrong with any of the above, they are missing entire parts of the state, which — surprisingly — include the desert. While a good portion of Colorado is covered in either mountains or prairie, nearly the entire western half is made up of desert canyons, basins, plateaus, and mesas, which makes for not only a beautiful drive, but some incredible attractions as well. The next time you sit down to plan your next Colorado vacation or staycation, be sure to keep the desert in mind for these 5 great reasons:

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:

Want even more things to do around the Colorado desert? Check out Everyone From Colorado Should Take This Awesome Western Slope Vacation Before They Die.