A Lifetime of Exploring - There's Plenty to Fill any "Bucket List"

Colorado is a land of spectacular scenery and natural spectacles of many different types.  Get Out & Go Wild

  • It usually takes a keen eye to find one of Colorado's 7,000 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

  • 960 species of wildlife inhabit Colorado's 8 diverse Life Zones 

  • Our fifty-eight 14ers beckon the adventurous during all seasons of the year

  • 14,440 ft Mt. Elbert is the highest point and where the Arkansas River leaves the state is the lowest at 3,315 ft

  • You can follow nearly 40,000 miles of trails throughout the Centennial State

  • The Colorado Trail (486 miles) and the Continental Divide Trail (650 miles) are the longest statewide trails

  • Not ready to climb our tallest mountains - Pick one of our 637 13ers - like Gibbs Peak 13,553 ft.

  • Climb Colorado''s tallest sand dune at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

  • More than 500 avian species have been recorded in Colorado's prairies, mountains, wetlands, forests and sky

  • Over 20,000 Sandhill Cranes spend part of the year in the San Luis Valley @ spring and fall

  • Hit the roads to travel all 26 Scenic and Historic Byways for an enchanting mix of Heritage and Nature

  • More than 550,000 whitewater rafting trips float on 29 stretches of Colorado's rivers, annually

  • With 23 million acres of Public Lands, a good picnic spot is not that hard to find - Leave NO Trace

  • Visit one of the state's 11 National Forests for a hike or a campsite

  • 42 State Parks offer outstanding recreational opportunities from prairies to peak tops

  • Wildlife lovers are crazy about Colorado's 300 state wildlife areas

  • 20,000+ Snow Geese spend some of their migration time on the eastern plains @ winter

  • 28 Birding and Wildlife Festivals take place annually in communities throughout the state

  • North America's largest Elk herd roams around Colorado's forests and valleys - 280,000 of them

  • 20 Mountain Ranges separate our rivers and valleys

  • More than 300 breweries offer some of the best craft beer in the country

  • Cowboy Up at one of more than 30 Dude Ranches in the Centennial State

  • More than 6 million people visit the 11 National Parks and Monuments found in Colorado @ year

  • Colorado mountains are crossed by 53 passes from Mosquito Pass - 13,186 ft to the Palmer Divide - 7,300 ft

  • Every Fall the Aspen Forests provide a spectacle of color.  Best viewing is usually in late September

  • Out of 40 fish hatcheries - 18 are Colorado Parks & Wildlife Hatcheries that release 90+ Million fish @ year

  • More than 6,000 miles of fishable streams flow from our High Country snowfields

  • Colorado boasts 2,000 lakes and reservoirs - so bring your fishing pole

  • 101 species of fish have been reported in Colorado waters

  • Test your vehicle and your driving skills on more than 500 off road trails rated from Easy to Difficult

  • Like History?  Visit one of Colorado's 1,500 ghost towns for a step back in time

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Welcome to Beaver Creek SWA
Welcome to Beaver Creek SWA

Visit a State Wildlife Area

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Pikes Peak - 14,111 ft
Pikes Peak - 14,111 ft

The view from the Garden of the Gods of the 14er that's also known as "America's Mountain"

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Park Ranger
Park Ranger

Colorado's National Parks & Monuments

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Fabulous Fall Color
Fabulous Fall Color

The best time for viewing is usually towards the end of September

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