Colorado and the Amazing National Parks That Call it Home
With the weather getting steadily warmer, why not go and cool down in these gorgeous National Parks around Colorado.
Rocky Mountain National Park is located near Estes Park, Colo. It is home to some beautiful scenery that completely surrounds you. It is also where the highest paved road is located. There are also 350 miles worth of trails to explore. Catch some beautiful waterfalls cascading down from above. This would certainly be a trip worth taking.
This one is a little bit closer to home, located in Grand Junction, Colo. is the Colorado National Monument. The trails here are plenty, and the view is so amazing that you can’t experience it anywhere else. Feel free to grab a tent and sleeping bag, because there are many places to camp out. Also grab your bike and some water and take a ride across the Monument. Whatever you choose you can not go wrong.
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This one makes the list because i think it is one of the coolest places that i have wanted to go to and have never gone. I am talking about Mesa Verde National Park. Located in Montezuma County, Colo. Having some of the best cliff dwellings ever seen, it is one amazing sight to see. One of the main attractions is the cliff palace, one of the coolest things you will see. This is a must go trip that I know i am going to take with my family.
The Great Sand Dunes National Park – Alamosa, Colo
One of the coolest places that I have only been to one time are The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Located near Alamosa, Colo. This is one of the unique places in Colorado. This is home to thirty miles worth of sand dunes that call out to you to come have fun. Go wherever you want to because that’s the way it should be. Open all year this is one of the best places to go.
"…we watched the park history film that highlighted the first two explorers to successfully raft down through the whole canyon. As we hiked that day and I thought of those guys being the FIRST to set off on that kind of adventure, and I found myself getting a little jealous! I felt a little ripped off that I wasn’t born in that era! I mentioned this to Madison and she reassured me that there was still adventure to be had! Just because I am not the first one to see or experience these places, it doesn’t mean there is any less value in going. I think that is a valuable lesson to internalize." -Cees *Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP is on the blog today! Thanks @thewildgroves for showing us such a good time!
Rounding out the list has to be Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Montrose County, Colo. Feel free to explore the utter beauty, and also feel free to climb but make sure you have the experience to do so. Also home to some world-class fishing, there isn’t anything here you won’t enjoy. Go camping under the stars to finish off your evening while looking at an extremely clear sky.
I hope this helps in your choice of national parks to explore. Let me know which one is your favorite!