7. DINOSAUR WALKS
You may stand in a three-toed imprint made in the bedrock by a brontosaurus 150 million years ago in the Picket Wire Canyonlands outside of La Junta. After a fairly flat five-mile stroll, bike ride, or horseback ride, you will arrive at the footprints, which are situated in North America’s biggest dinosaur track site. You may take self-directed tours of exposed fossils and footprints at Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison (guided tours cost $4), as well as the excavation sites, which include the location where the first stegosaurus in the world was found in 1877.
8. ONLY-IN-COLORADO EVENTS
Coloradans parade and celebrate their culture and special occasions. Holiday celebrations, memorials to historical figures, and just plain bizarre events are all covered on our website. You may browse our events page by location, area, date, event type, and more to find free winter carnivals, farmers’ markets, artwalks, Oktoberfests, balloon festivals, and much more.
9. SCENIC AND HISTORIC BYWAYS
Although driving is not legally free, there are 26 routes across the Rocky Mountains, the canyons and gorges of the Western Slope, and the sun-kissed grasslands of the eastern plains that are considered beautiful and historic byways in Colorado. Colorado is the finest state in the nation for road trips because there are so many routes that connect the dots between historical sites and large expanses of magnificent nature.