145 Ways to Celebrate Colorado: Spring & Summer

On Aug. 1, 2021, the state of Colorado turned 145 years old! In honor of that, we came up with 145 ways to celebrate — whether you prefer to adventure in the great outdoors, immerse yourself in history and culture or hit up locally loved eateries and drinkeries.

A dwelling is carved into natural rocks at Mesa Verde National Park
The Balcony House at Mesa Verde National Park
A rafter paddles through whitewater rapids
FIBArk Whitewater Festival
A group of laughing children having fun sledding down sand dunes
Sand sledding at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
A colorful field of wildflowers with snow-capped mountains in the background
Wildflowers in Crested Butte
Dancers in colorful costumes perform in the streets of the city
Dancers at Denver's Cinco de Mayo Festival
Sunlight reflects on a towering rock formation
The Pawnee Buttes

Find the other half of the list and explore ways to celebrate Colorado’s birthday in fall and winter



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