Colorado September 15, 2015
Here Are The 12 Best Kept Secrets In Colorado
Sure, you’re a Colorado native and think you’ve seen it all…but have you REALLY? To help you answer this question, let’s take a look at 12 of Colorado’s best kept secrets:
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:
1. Last Dollar Road
Located between Telluride and Ridgway, Last Dollar is quite possibly the most beautiful route in the country with its windy roads, stunning views and spectacular colors.
2. Lizard Lake (Carbondale)
This isn't a painting--Lizard Lake is very real, very quiet and anxiously awaiting your visit!
3. Space Foundation Discovery Center (Colorado Springs)
Learning about science has never been more fun than at the Space Foundation Discovery Center! Learn about space through hands-on exhibits, robots and their unique Science On a Sphere globe.
4. Rifle Falls State Park
Did you know that Colorado is home to dozens of waterfalls? If you're on the hunt for that perfect fall, look no further than picturesque Rifle Falls and its triple 70-foot waterfall.
5. Dunafon Castle (Idledale)
Anglophiles, rejoice! Colorado is home to several gorgeous castles, including Dunafon. Visit one of them for a jolly good time!
6. Fulford Cave (Basalt)
Adventure awaits as you venture deep into the walls of Fulford.
7. Movies Under the Stars
It might be getting a bit late in the season, but keep in mind that during the summer, different parks around Colorado offer free outdoor movies on a big screen! Bring your loved ones and a picnic dinner for a fun movie night!
8. Conundrum Hot Springs (Aspen)
Why fight the crowds at popular tourist hot springs when you can melt all your stressed away in this warm pool of perfection?
9. The Crystal Mill (Marble)
Walk, ATV, or bike your way to this historical Mill and its incredible surroundings!
10. Handies Peak Wilderness Study Area (Lake City)
The pristine pools of blue, mighty peaks, and lush vegetation are something you have to see (in person) to believe!
11. Wheeler Geologic Area (Creede)
This place really "rocks" with its unique layers of volcanic ash, vast trails, and out-of-this-world scenery.
12. Terror-Dactyl (Manitou Springs)
If crawling through caves or gazing into clear blue water just isn't your thing, why not consider jumping off a 200-ft cliff and free-falling at 100 miles-per-hour during your visit to the Cave of the Winds?
Have you visited any of these unique locations?