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50 reasons we love Colorado outdoors — in honor of Earth Day

From The Colorado Springs Gazette

Stewardship Thursday, April 27, 2023

There are endless reasons to love Colorado’s outdoors. But with the 50th celebration of Earth Day set for Wednesday, we limited this list to that number, giving thanks to just some of our favorite gifts under the sun:

Alpine Loop — It’s a four-wheel-drive journey through mining history and natural paradise, with something new to behold at every bend of the rocky road stretching 65 miles: waterfalls, wildlife, wildflower-filled meadows and sweeping vistas of the San Juan Mountains. One need only decide on a launching point among Lake City, Ouray and Silverton.

Arkansas River — From Browns and Bighorn Sheep canyons to the Royal Gorge, the Arkansas tours some of Colorado’s most rugged realms and offers some of the most exhilarating rapids in the region.

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