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Colorado's Top Tourist Attractions

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of Colorado's great treasures. The natural area is home to mountains, lakes, and a wide variety of wildlife. The area offers hiking trails, camping facilities, and opportunities for climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and fishing depending on the season.

Pikes Peak National Forest

Pikes Peak reaches a height of 14,110 feet, and is located 3 miles Northwest of Manitou Springs. It can also be climbed on a difficult toll road, which is the route of an annual car rally held at the beginning of July. From the summit there are breathtaking views, extending on clear days as far as Denver and into New Mexico.

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is home to some of the United States' most famous American Indian ruins. Cliffside dwellings and other various structures are found throughout the park.

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

Maroon Bells- Snowmass Wilderness is found within the White River and Gunnison National Forests. The area is known for soaring mountains, rushing rivers, and placid lakes. Many of the peaks exceed 14,000 feet in this 180,000 plus acre wilderness. The mountains are one of the country's most photographed spots, with six peaks. The wilderness area attracts climbers, mountaineers, hikers, and nature lovers.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

In Southern Colorado is the impressive Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Over thousands of years, the wind has carried great masses of sand from the semi-arid San Luis Valley to the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Some of the dunes are over 650 feet high.

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