Colorado , crossed by the imposing Rocky Mountains ( Rocky Mountains ), is the State of the great heights, with the highest concentration of peaks exceeding 14,000 feet (over 4200 meters), but if you think that this State can reserve interesting things only to lovers of mountain trekking and ski slopes you will soon have to change your mind. This is only first 3 gorgeous sights of this state, look for other 3 of best travel attractions of Colorado in our next post!
Garden of the Gods
Characterized by imposing red rock towers that rise among the uniform vegetation, the Garden of the Gods is a unique place in the world, not by chance that the ancient native tribes attributed to it a supernatural power, able to give life to unlikely rock formations that they seem to defy the laws of physics, such as the “Balanced Rock” (an imposing rock in constant precarious balance) and “Three Graces” (3 thin rocky walls with an unusual shape).
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Speaking of unlikely and unique places in the world, this unjustly little-known national park certainly deserves a special place: 142 sq km of impressive sand dunes (even more than 200 meters high) framed by a memorable background, that of the majestic peaks (beyond 4000 meters) of the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan mountains.
The park offers many trails for hiking but the activity that you absolutely must not miss here is sandboarding: in essence, it is about having fun making slips with a board over the dunes (an activity that you can also do in the White park Sands in New Mexico ). In the video below the park rangers explain the technique to be applied … nothing really transcendental … the tables can be rented at the entrance to the park (Oasis Store) or in the nearby town of Alamosa (Kristi Mt. Sports).
Colorado National Monument
The imposing natural red rock spectacle of the Colorado National Monument is one of those mysteriously little-known and unfairly underrated marvels. Those looking for the typical views of the American West, like Monument Valley, should take this destination seriously.
To fully enjoy it, you can take the Historic Rim Rock Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the SouthWest. The route is 23 miles long and is a marvelous succession of panoramas constituted by innumerable red rock canyons interspersed with vegetation rich in junipers. Be careful while driving because the road for some stretches is quite challenging.