Step outside, smell that?

Yea, sorry about that.

I kid, I kid. It's Colorado. Ponderosa pine, wildflowers, fresh air. Everywhere you go in the state, there's a different aroma to take in. Let's take a look at some of our favorites.

  • High Mountain Air


    ::Takes in big whiff.:: Ahh! Fresh mountain air. From the mixture of the ponderosa pines, clean mountain streams and lack of oxygen. It's the most refreshing smell after a long journey into the mountains.

  • Desert in the Springtime


    Spending time in Colorado's desert areas during spring fills your nose with sweet goodness. From the pinon and sage to the wildflowers blooming, your nose will never get bored on a hike.

  • 'Fresh Country Air'

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    You know what I'm talking about. "What's that smell?!" "Oh that, it's just fresh country air."

  • The Putrid Smell of Sulfur


    You just cringed a bit, didn't you? As offensive as it is, that smell means one thing, relaxing in a hot spring. You'll tolerate the noxious smell while your stress melts away.

  • 'Weed or a Skunk'

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    Hat tip to a friend who just played this with her daughter. Can you tell the difference between Colorado's distinct smell or Mother Nature's distinct smell? It's a tough one.