Garden of the Gods is a public park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971.
Annually, visitors from all 50 states and more than 60 countries discover the beauty and history of the 1,367-acre Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
North America's tallest sand dunes are located in the Southwest. Visitors are welcome to explore the 750-foot dunes 24 hours a day.
Come build your own sandbox. There's plenty of space!
The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is a sanctuary that has rescued wolves, coyotes and foxes from hunting farms, roadside zoos and other unfortunate environments. Because these animals can no longer survive in the wild, the Center's mission is to educate the public about the importance of these amazing creatures to our ecosystem.
Keara is our Alaskan Interior wolf, which is a sub-species of the Timber wolf. She is fast, springy, happy, and full of energy. Pure wolf excitement and beauty best describes Keara. While she is on the shy side, she has a collection of souvenirs that she has taken from guests. Keara came to us from a facility in Ohio.
This red fox was rescued from a fur farm.
Next to the entrance to the Colorado Convention Center, with its nose pressed to the glass peering in at everyone, is a giant three-story blue bear. It is a statue put up in the summer of 2005 by Lawrence Argent, entitled "I See What You Mean," though everyone just calls it the "Big Blue Bear."
A look at Wazee Street in downtown Denver.
First look at Colorado after entering the Centennial State via U.S. Route 85 from Raton, New Mexico.
Dinosaur Ridge is a famous natural landmark, located along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, near Morrison, Colo. It features famous Jurassic dinosaur bones, such as Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus, discovered in 1877, and Cretaceous dinosaur footprints.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is an open-air amphitheatre built into a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado, 10 miles west of Denver.
The famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado.
The impressive seating capacity of over 9,000 and a range of super modern facilities makes this one of the best outdoor music venues in Colorado!
Situated in the heart of Morrison, Colorado the Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a great place to see some of the biggest and best in the music industry. With a uniquely located stage surrounded by incredible red rocks that tower above the seating areas and views of the sky and surrounding areas makes it simply breathtaking!
Anchoring the northeast corner of Wyoming is the country's first national monument — Devils Tower National Monument.
A laccolithic butte that is made up of igneous rocks, Devils Tower is a jaw-dropping geological feature that rises 867 feet above Wyoming's rolling prairies.
While Devils Tower garnered significant attention as the backdrop in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the tower is sacred to many Northern Plains Indian tribes, as well as the Kiowa Tribe, who made their homes in the Black Hills region.
With oral storytelling and a history that dates back thousands of years, American Indian tribes continue to hold sacred ceremonies at the tower, including sweat lodges and sun dances. With a rich history that combines the country's First Nations with cowboys, rock climbers and incredible night skies, Devils Tower is a must-visit destination in Wyoming.
The area near Devils Tower and the Belle Fourche river valley was once home to vast bison herds. As they were hunted to near extinction, the bison's habitat changed to ranch lands. Cowboys drove the wild cattle of West Texas and New Mexico into this region. Those who were not discouraged by the extreme winters flourished in this area. Cattle ranching continues to be a primary industry here.
Many families have operated ranches on the same land for seven or eight generations. They continue to pass on the ranching way of life from generation to generation. These families feel a strong attachment to the land, and especially Devils Tower, which has towered above their lives for over 100 years.
Hiking in the park is a great way to explore and enjoy Devils Tower National Monument. The most popular hike in the park is the paved, 1.3-mile Tower Trail. It starts across the parking area from the Visitor Center. A short, steep section leads to you a junction that you can take either way to walk around the base of the Tower. The trail goes through ponderosa pine forest and the boulder field. In... See More