The Discoverer travel website names Rocky Mountain National Park among the best.

After ranking all 61 of America's National Parks, Discoverer puts Rocky Mountain National Park at #10 on the list. That's not exactly 'news' to most Coloradoans. Just this week I purchased my National Park Annual Pass. At $80 it's money well spent living here. Within a couple of hours drive from Grand Junction are some of the nation's best parks.

Coming in at #44, The Black Canyon of the Gunnison. I've visited the park on several occasions and has experienced something new on every trip. It's a great park to take visitors because you don't have to venture more than a few yards off of the road or walk a few steps behind the Visitor's Center to take in some amazing views.

Another Colorado treasure comes in at #38, Mesa Verde National Park. I have yet to make the trip over but hope to check it off my list this summer. After talking with those that have been, they all speak higher of the park.

The Great Sand Dunes National Park comes in at #28. Most recently designated as an official "Dark Sky." That may be reason enough to venture over for a camping trip this summer.

Just outside of Moab, Utah and not far from Grand Junction is Canyonlands National Park. It's ranked #25 on the best list.

It's 'sister' park, Arches National Park comes in at #18 among the nation's best National Parks. I've visited several times and I'm always amazed by what I experience on each and every trip.

The 'crown jewel' of Colorado and #10 on the list is Rocky Mountain National Park. It's mind-blowing for sure with its beautiful jagged peaks, crystal clear lakes, forests, and wildlife. As I reported last week, Trail Ridge Road remains closed as crews continue to remove the snow after this winter's record snowfall.

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