Colorado May 02, 2017
Here Are 11 Things You Can Only Find In Colorado
For more than 2 years now, we here at Only in Colorado have been bringing you some of the best restaurants, attractions, hikes, and more from around our beautiful state… but do you want to know what we realized? Only in Colorado has never talked about the things that you can ONLY do in Colorado! Let’s change that, shall we? Here are 11 things that you can only find in Colorado:
Please note, Casa Bonita is temporarily closed.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. An average of 300 sunny days per year
Yes, we get a lot of snow... but it could blizzard one morning and be sunny and gorgeous that afternoon. Welcome to Colorado!
2. The Disneyland of Mexican restaurants
The food definitely isn't Dole Whips and popcorn, but the atmosphere is pretty rad! (Well, minus the unbearable humidity and long lines... maybe it is like Disney!)
3. The world's best skiing...
Skiing in Vermont? Don't make me laugh.
The hills are steep and the scenery is spectacular!
5. ...and biking.
See: Hiking description.
6. Legal weed
Obviously, we aren't the only state that has legal weed, but we are the only state where you can get that authentic Rocky Mountain High. *wink*
7. Going to a concert in a bunch of rocks
Once you've seen a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, you will be ruined for LIFE.
8. Walk around a REALLY old house
When we say REALLY old, we mean REALLY old (like, these Ancestral Puebloan ruins were built in approximately 600 AD)!
9. Finally, only in Colorado will you find the high plains...
High meaning the elevation, of course...
10. ...sprawling desert...
Little do outsiders know that the Centennial State is home to not just mountains, but also the impressive 85,000-acre Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
11. ...and mountains all in one place!
Seeing this photo of Pikes Peak makes me want to write a song! "O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain. For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!" Oh wait... somebody already beat me to writing this? Well, shoot.
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