Colorado is a gorgeous state. Other states are of course also lovely, each having its special charm. But if there were a beauty pageant for states, Colorado would wear the crown. And the Centennial State would also likely win Miss Congeniality and Most Active. Other countries around the world are also magnificent- here’s looking at you, Switzerland, Brazil, Fiji- but for this writer, Colorado is the stuff true love is made of.
Mountains so majestic, fourteeners (peaks over 14,000 feet) that are accessible by motor vehicle, waterfalls, and rivers slicing through spectacular canyons, rolling ranches… and that’s just the Rockies. The Front Range, where the mountains meet the plains, is actually quite lush and provides a very comfortable living environment. The southeastern corner of the state offers hiking and lots of lakes and rivers. The southwest contains ancient archaeological sites, rugged terrain, and some of the best skiing in the world.
Why wax poetic about Colorado? For one thing……