I have lived in Colorado for my whole life, which is 13 years. In my lifetime I have had the chance to visit both the Rocky Mountain National Park as well as Mesa Verde National Park.
I have lived in Colorado for my whole life, which is 13 years. In my lifetime I have had the chance to visit both the Rocky Mountain National Park as well as Mesa Verde National Park. They are both amazing parks that I would love to go back and visit again. If you are a frequent visitor to national parks, you might think that the price to get into the parks is expensive, but that money goes to help our state and infrastructure. Amber Kollman talked to us today about the marketing for Colorado tourism and funding.
The main problem that decreases tourism is not using your vacation days. On average, americans leave 3.2 vacation days to waste. Not only does that cause extra stress on the person not taking the days off, but the places they enjoy visiting don’t get as much money. When you travel to a different state during a vacation, you are giving (paying) your money to the places you are visiting. This money helps the state fund roads, highways, and other infrastructure. So if you stay in Colorado on your vacations, you are helping our state.
There are many places you can go on your vacation if you want to stay in Colorado. There are four national parks you may visit, and if you love hiking, going on a hike up a fourteener is a great choice for you. Out of the four national parks in Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Great Sand Dunes Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, all of these parks are a great choice for someone who is nature orientated or who just love nature. Another nature based activity for you to do is take a hike. Hiking a little trail or a fourteener are both good activities for a little adventure to make sure you are relaxed and checked out of work.
The rocky mountains are also a great attraction for the people who love snow and the cold. In the winter, many people come to Colorado for the snow so they can ski or snowboard. As I heard, the snow is the major attraction for people to come to Colorado. “The Rocky Mountains are the best mountains to ski and snowboard on” Kollman stated to us. Although I have never skied, I love visiting the mountains to see the view and just get a breath of fresh air. Some other attractions you can do include camping, wildlife viewing, and RV touring.
There are many attractions in Colorado that all help to generate money for the state. The next time you consider going on a vacation, consider staying in the state. It helps the state and you need a break from work!