Top 10 Places to Visit in Colorado (according to our fans)
We asked our Facebook fans what is their favorite place in Colorado to visit, and this is what they had to say….
1. Pikes Peak – Arnold Gonzales
Standing tall at 14,115 Feet is America’s most famous mountain. Travel up Pikes Peak Highway to see the spectacular views from the top. You will see the North Slope Recreation Area, Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Historic Glen Cove Inn, and the Summit House. There are three lakes for fishing, picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking views, and wildlife spotting.
2. Mother Cabrini Shrine – Rebecca Medina
The Mother Cabrini Shrine is located 20 minutes from Denver in Golden, Colorado. Named in honor of the United States first citizen saint, Frances Xavier Cabrini. Come for the gorgeous views, and stay for the peacefulness of the Shrine as you walk the 373 steps leading to the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
3. Steamboat Springs – Cindy Sabins
Steamboat Springs, Colorado is located in the Routt National Forest and is a popular destination for skiing, hiking, and hot springs. If enjoy skiing, Steamboat Springs offers great slopes, and is a training location for Olympic Skiers. Just outside of town you can hike to Fish Creek Falls and explore the creek, or you can head up to Strawberry Park Hot Springs.
4. Grand Junction – Alexis Vargas
The City of Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado Grand Junction is situated 247 miles (398 km) west-southwest of the Colorado State Capitol, Denver. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 58,566. Grand Junction is the 15th most populous city in the State of Colorado and the most populous city on the Colorado Western Slope.
5. Mount Evans – Trisha Zigler Robinson
Mount Evans has the highest paved road in the U.S. Along the way you will have the chance to come face to face with mountain goats and bighorn sheep, see the ancient bristlecone pine, and reach the summit for some of Colorado’s most breathtaking views.
6. Minturn – Trisha Zigler Robinson
Minturn was established in 1904, and is close to both Vail and Beaver Creek. Minturn’s oldest families settled at the confluence of Gore Creek and the Eagle River in the late 1800s. Some created homesteads and farmed the land, while others mined silver in the mountains high above town.
7. Garden of the Gods – Central Colorado Lawyer Marketing
Garden of the Gods is a top spot for people in and out of Colorado. While visiting you can hit up one of the many picnic areas, bike/hike trails, take photos, climb the rocks, and go horseback riding. You will never be at a loss of things to do.
8. The Four Corners – Susi Maximoff
The Four Corners is the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. This location is very remote as you will experience when visiting.
9. Trinidad – Robert Monarco-Wade
Trinidad happens to be where, our founder, Franklin D. Azar grew up. Located in Southern Colorado, Trinidad was established in 1876. While there, plan to take a ride on the Trinidad Trolley, enjoy the skate park, disc golf course, or the aquatic center.
10. Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve – Franklin D. Azar & Associates
An unlikely National Park for Colorado, the Great Sand Dunes are something of a wonder. Wide expanses of sand hills as far as the eye can see. Really feels like you’re in the desert. While visiting, rent an ATV to tour the dunes, or grab a sand board for some excellent fun.