Colorado's four national parks — Rocky Mountain, Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Mesa Verde — are renowned for their stunning beauty.

However, this beauty apparently isn't enough to get the Centennial State's national parks high up on a list of the best in the U.S.

You read that correctly. We've been snubbed.

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CasinoBonusCA recently analyzed visitor feedback from the National Parks Service (NPS) to see which parks people enjoy visiting the most — and Colorado's don't even make the Top 20.

Rocky Mountain National Park shows up first at No. 22, with nearly 76% of visitors ranking it "very good." Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park makes the next appearance all the way down at No. 44 with a "very good" rating of 67.53%.

Rocky Mountain National Park. Courtesy of Sonja Wilkinson // Unsplash.
Rocky Mountain National Park. Courtesy of Sonja Wilkinson // Unsplash.

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve barely hangs onto the end at No. 54 with a 58.46% "very good" rating — and Mesa Verde National Park isn't even on the list.

Mesa Verde National Park. Courtesy of Freysteinn G. Jonsson // Unsplash.
Mesa Verde National Park. Courtesy of Freysteinn G. Jonsson // Unsplash.

You may think these rankings aren't too bad, but considering Colorado is famous for its national parks, you'd think we'd at least crack the Top 10. Instead, CasinoBonusCA reports that states like West Virginia, South Carolina, Wyoming, and South Dakota are showing us up.

We're not blaming Colorado, though.

From Rocky Mountain's plethora of elk to Mesa Verde's captivating history, we know our national parks have a lot to offer — the NPS visitors are clearly the ones missing something.


The Top 4 National Parks in Colorado

The state of Colorado is home to four National Parks. They include Rocky Mountain National Park, the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. If you live in western Colorado then you also get to adopt the two National Parks close by in Utah. Scroll on to learn about all six in the gallery below.

Colorado + Utah Parks Among Top 10 Most Dangerous National Parks

Check out the most dangerous National Parks located in Colorado and Utah. Find out the number of fatalities that have occurred in each park, and see which ones made the top 10. Have you been to any of these dangerous National Parks? Tell us about your experience with the chat feature on our station app.

STUNNING: Nighttime photos show the Milky Way over 9 national parks and monuments

Colorado is home to four national parks and eight national monuments. Our neighbors to the west, Utah, boasts five national parks and seven national monuments. Also within reach are the parks and monuments of New Mexico and Arizona.

If you're the road-trip type, they're all reachable in a day's drive from Colorado.

While the majority of tourists visiting these parks only witness the phenomenal views during the day, there's a sight to be seen under the stars.

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