What Is Colorado Known For?


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Colorado is known for its high Rocky Mountain peaks, which are some of the most visited sites in the country. The state boasts 58 "fourteeners," peaks rising at least 14,000 feet above sea level.

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Pikes Peak is traversed by Pikes Peak Highway. More than 150 turns along its sides make for one of the most scenic drives in the state. The sharp corners and flat faces of Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park create a stark contrast of light and shadow throughout the day, while Mount Evans features the highest paved road in the United States and magnificent views of the surrounding valleys. With a crystal-blue sky, lush greenery and reflective lake in the backdrop, the twin, pyramid-like Maroon Bells peaks are extremely popular among hikers and bikers. The pristine wilderness surrounding Mount Sneffels is inaccessible by car and makes the 14,150 foot peak a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts and photographers.

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