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Learn more about the beautiful areas in Colorado April will take you to! 

Million Dollar Highway

MILLION DOLLAR HIGHWAY ELEVATION 10,640 – 11,018′ The Million Dollar Highway is the road that connects Silverton, CO to Ouray, CO. Built in the late 1880’s,  this part of the San Juan Skyway is listed as among the most spectacular drives . This highway delivers jaw-dropping vista after vista. The Million Dollar Highway stretches for about 25

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South Park National Heritage Area

SOUTH PARK NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA ELEVATION 8,653 – 9,953′ South Park National Heritage Area is not to be missed! South Park’s diverse terrain is also a major part of the area’s significance. Situated in a vast river valley surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks, the area possesses an abundance of natural resources, including mineral deposits, ancient Bristlecone

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Switzerland of America

SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN RANGE, COLORADO ELEVATION 9,952-14,321′   The San Juan Mountains is one of April’s favorite places! The San Juan Mountain Range forms the southern part of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and is thought by some to have the best, most varied scenery of all. This area of the country is labeled as “The Switzerland of America” due to how  high

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Cripple Creek

CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO ELEVATION 9,494′ Welcome to Cripple Creek, a historic gambling and mining town that’s one of the most dynamic and scenic tourism destinations in Colorado. The grandly restored Old West brick buildings along Bennett Avenue, surrounded by majestic mountains, boast nine unique state-of-the-art casinos, as well as great restaurants, shops, and hotels. Cripple

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON ELEVATION 7,913′ Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. The canyon is 53 total miles in length which includes the 14

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LEADVILLE, COLORADO ELEVATION 10,151′   Leadville is the highest incorporated city and the second highest incorporated municipality in the United States. The town is situated between two mountain ranges, and Mount Elbert 16 miles southwest of Leadville is the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains in North America. Leadville was founded in 1877 at the start of

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Paonia, Colorado

PAONIA, COLORADO ELEVATION 5,682′ Paonia is a unique town, which was originally settled by farmers, ranchers and miners. Today, the town is  now home to artists and outdoor lovers as well. It consistently ranks as one of the “coolest” Colorado mountain towns, and that’s saying something! Paonia is naturally air conditioned by warm air flowing up the

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Silverton, Colorado

      SILVERTON, COLORADO ELEVATION 9,218′ Visiting Silverton is like stepping back in time. Once a frontier mining town teeming with saloons, Silverton, is now a tamed-down version of the same two-street town. Most of the streets are dirt. Silverton is located in the San Juan mountains of Colorado. Like many of Colorado’s mountain towns, Silverton,

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Buena Vista, Colorado

         BUENA VISTA, COLORADO ELEVATION 7,965   Buena Vista, Colorado is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. The mountain town boasts of stunning views and thrilling outdoor adventure. The Sawatch Mountain Range contains some of Colorado’s highest peaks and provides magnificent views that inspire

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Lake City, Colorado

  LAKE CITY COLORADO ELEVATION 8,661′   Lake City is located in Hindales County, Colorado and is the ONLY town in the county.  Hinsdale County is made up of 96% public lands. That means they have the fewest miles of roads per person, plus the most land area located far from roads, making Hinsdale County

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