Nature October 28, 2015
Here Are The 13 Most Incredible Natural Wonders In Colorado
Colorado is perfect…between its cascading waterfalls, rock formations and magnificent mountains, what more could you possibly want?! To show you more of what Colorado has to offer, check out these 13 incredible natural wonders:
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Hanging Lake (Glenwood Springs)
The Lake, which is composed of travertine, faces the threat of ecological disruption due to litter, swimming dogs, and the oils from contact with human skin.
2. Mesa Verde National Park
The cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde were built in the late 1190's by Ancestral Puebloans and are some of the most recognizable and best preserved in the country.
3. Maroon Bells (Aspen)
Quite possibly the most beautiful place in the world.
4. Box Canyon Waterfall & Park (Ouray)
Enjoy a scenic hike, local wildlife and a beautiful waterfall when you explore this Summit County cavern.
5. 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.
6. Cave of the Winds
Discovered in 1881, the Cave of the Winds is home to rare crystalline speleothems, Cave Flowers, narrow passageways and much more!
7. Paradise Cove (Cripple Creek)
Steep granite cliffs and a beautiful waterfall surround this ideal swimming hole.
8. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Formed over 440,000 years ago, the Great Sand Dunes span 41,686 acres and contain some of the tallest sand dunes in the country (stretching as tall as 750 feet).
9. Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)
Built within a Fountain Formation of rock, Red Rocks continues to be a favorite spot for concert goers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
10. Lizard Lake (Carbondale)
Enjoy the best of Colorado when you hike from picturesque Lizard Lake up to the Crystal Mill.
11. Last Dollar Road (Telluride)
Windy roads, stunning views and history galore will leave you wondering if this is real life! (It is.)
12. Ute Mountain Tribal Park (Cortez)
Admire the rock art, surface sites and cliff dwellings of the Ute and Ancestral Puebloan cultures at this must-see Park.
13. Rainbow Falls (Manitou Springs)
The falls are well known and recognized for the graffiti painted on the canyon walls and bridge overpass.
Which natural wonder is your favorite?