There are plenty of things to see and do in Colorado, whether you are a resident or a visitor. Here are the top 5 things to do in Colorado, according to Trip Advisor. 

Grab your camera and climb aboard as we explore some of the most awesome beauty not only in Colorado but in the entire country!

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    Pike's Peak

    Pike's Peak is known as America's Mountain, located just 15 minutes from Colorado Springs. You can get to the summit via train, car, bike -- or if you don't mind a little punishment, hike. There  are reservoirs for fishing, lots of great places for hiking and a picnic, not to mention incredible views from 14,115 feet.

    From bottom to top and top to bottom, this adventure is one that I have returned to often and enjoyed the drive. The view that awaits at the top of this majestic mountain takes your breath away. Linger a little longer at an altitude of 14,110 while you enjoy the original recipe donut along with a cup of hot chocolate.

    (Sonja O./Trip Advisor)

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    Maroon Bells

    Maroon Bells, near Aspen, is one of the most beautiful places in Colorado. People come from all over to enjoy hiking, snowmobiling,  wildlife, and spectacular photography.

    It's the most popular, the most beautiful place in Colorado. Breathtaking views and amazing hikes. The best time to visit it is fall, all the other seasons are magic too. A must see!

    (Anonymous/ Trip Advisor)

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    Telluride/Mountain Village Gondola

    Telluride is beautiful year 'round, so whether you go there for a ski trip, or just to experience the awesome sites and tours,riding the Mountain Village Gondola is highly recommended.

    Parked for free at the upper gondola, rode the free gondola down into town for lunch and sight seeing for the afternoon. Great views, flying over ski runs and condos. No need to find and pay for parking downtown.

    (ShayDave/Trip Advisor)

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    Trail Ridge Road

    Trail Ridge Road out of Estes Park is the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Being above timberline gives you the feeling of being on top of the world. Great views and wildlife await!

    I hope the locals don't take this for granted. To date, this is the most beautiful scenic drive I've ever taken. The views were absolutely breathtaking and the drive itself a little white-knuckling. I would come back here in a heart-beat. I got to see snow-caps - cross off my bucket list.

    (jc07660/Trip Advisor)

    Zane Mathews
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    Garden of the Gods

    You will find Garden of the Gods in  Colorado Springs, so if you ever find  yourself in the Springs, you must stop. Easy walking with beautiful views - and FREE!

    You do not have to be an avid hiker to enjoy this experience. It's beautiful. We have driven through and also parked and walked. The elementary schools have had school outings here, so it's appropriate for young children also. Totally enjoyable experience. A "must see". We have been several times.

    (Sharron M/Trip Advisor)

    Zane Mathews