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2 days are up but this thread is too good to let go without a solid representation of cool CO places.
Here's my input:
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
A-Basin is a legend and is appropriately called "The Legend." It was founded in 1945 by Larry Jump, Dick Durrance, Max Dercum and Sandy Schauffler ...all notable ski pioneers. Here are some fun facts
Colorado National Monument
This monument is a simple auto loop through some amazing sandstone features. This area is just a few miles west of Grand Junction and represents the northern beginning of the "Canyon Lands" that Moab, Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon are so well known for. It's also the location of some of CO's best mountain biking - Fruita.
This is perhaps THE prettiest victorian mining town in CO. Located in the heart of the San Juans just at the foot of Red Mountain Pass, Ouray boasts world famous ice climbing, natural hot springs and a rich mining history. Imogene Pass separates Oray from Telluride and is a fun 4 wheel adventure.
Leadville was once a town of 40K+ miners 15 years before the turn of the 20th century. So much silver came out of the famous "Baby Doe" mine that there was almost a silver standard to join the gold standard. Leadville lost the right to boast itself the CO State capitol by just one vote. Today Leadville is a thriving city ...and the highest city in the US. The views to the west from Leadville are spectacular. The Sawatch Range is just a few miles away and boast the highest (2) peaks in the entire North American Rocky Mountain Range - Mt. Elbert 14,433' and Mount Massive 14,421'.
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