Links related to Colorado presented in somewhat random fashion:
Colorado Investing $100M in Bike Infrastructure – Outside
Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado National Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Mesa Verde National Park.
Dinosaur National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument is located on the Colorado and Utah border.
Tourism grows in Colorado – “Colorado tourism has regained its momentum after a detour 15 years ago knocked it off track. A renewed effort to advertise the state with funds committed for that purpose has helped propel the state’s tourism industry back to its pre-detour levels. For the first time, the number of visitors to Colorado has surpassed a 1992 record set shortly before state funding for advertising was slashed. Since funding was restored in 2000, efforts by the Colorado Tourism Office have slowly gained ground, and the office has come close to or exceeded many of its goals in the past three year … Renewed funding for the state’s tourism efforts was won in 2000 after a Longwoods study showed the state had lost $2 billion in tourism dollars in 1997 and experienced a 30 percent decrease in market share between 1993 and 1997.”
Surrounded by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, Chimney Rock National Monument lies on 4,726 acres of San Juan National Forest Land. Chimney Rock Archaeological Site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1970.
30 to 45 minutes west of Denver in the beautiful foothills of Jefferson County
San Juan National Forest
Mount Elbert (~14,433 ft), the tallest peak in Colorado