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The 7 Wonders of Colorado

Whether you are a newcomer or a native, these seven locations will remind you why you fell in love with Colorado.

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You made the right choice to call Colorado home, now it's time to jump in the car and explore your new backyard.  Here are seven "Wonders of Colorado" that should top your list of things to do!

1.  Mesa Verde National Park,  Montezuma County - This national park is home to some of the best preserved archeological sites in the US.  Covering over 52,000 acres - this is a must see.

2.  Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs - This "garden" is full of red rock formations that were formed millions of years ago.

3.  Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs - This delicate ecological system has turquoise water  made of travertine.  Nestled on a rocky mountainside, visitors are asked not to to touch the water.

4.  Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs - Discovered in 1881, the Cave of the Winds offers an adventure into some of the most unique caves.  Winding through narrow passage ways and steep stairs, visitors are treated to an experience second to none.

5.  Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Alamosa County - Covering just over 44,000 acres, the Great Sand Dunes is a site to see.  Be sure to visit in early June - July when the seasonal Medano Creek is at its peak.

 Great Sand Dunes National Park - Medano Creek

 

6.  Maroon Bells and Lake, Aspen - Colorado is not short of beautiful mountains, however the Maroon Bells are surrounded by vibrant colors in the fall and with the Lake at the base, the reflection is unforgettable.

7.  Dinosaur National Monument, Moffat County - Kids of every age enjoy the history and paleontological sites to dig through and get an up close look at real fossils.

Thank you to Onlyinyourstate.com for providing the above list.  For more information, click here.

 

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