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5 Best Places to Take In Colorado’s Most Breathtaking Views:

1. Maroon Bells 

Located about 10 miles west of Aspen, these bell-shaped, wine-colored mountain peaks are a must-see when exploring the best of Colorado’s scenery. Take in the awesome views while walking the 7.1-mile loop around Maroon Lake which is surrounded by the 14,000 foot peaks. They are some of the most photographed mountains in North America so go see for yourself why!

2. Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Known as Colorado’s Grand Canyon, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison will literally take your breath away. Located in Western Colorado near Montrose, this river-carved canyon is a small National Park that is definitely worth visiting. With dramatic drops and the striated Painted Wall cliff, the views from the top are worth even just a quick stop. 

3. Garden of the Gods 

Knestled at the foot of Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs, this well-known landmark is known for its incredible red rock formations. The combination of the red rocks, greenery and impressive mountain peaks in the foreground make for stunning views. Stop by for photos with the family while climbing over the formations, or take your time wandering through the many trails. 

4. Royal Gorge Bridge & Park 

Located near Canon City and 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in North America. Take in 360-degree panoramic views of the impressive 1,200 foot canyon from the Gondolas or if you’re feeling adventurous go on some of the adrenaline-packed rides at the amusement park!

5. Great Sand Dunes National Park

If you’re trying to see something completely different from the typical Colorado scenery, drive about 4.5 hours south of Denver to the Great Sand Dunes National Park near Crestone. This impressive dune field is situated along the Sangre de Cristo mountains, encompassing 30 square miles with some of the largest dunes reaching 750 feet tall. This area is also known for having some of the darkest skies in America due to low light pollution, making for incredible stargazing.

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