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Telluride is tucked into a box canyon surrounded by towering peaks, and is just eight blocks wide and twelve blocks long, which is plenty of room for history, adventure and fine dining experiences.
Known as the basecamp for Rocky Mountain National Park, the mountain village of Estes Park offers attractions and adventure to keep you busy in and outside the park.
At 10,152 feet, Leadville the United States' highest incorporated city — and those peaks are packed with history. Take a few mining tours, drive to the sky on the Alpine Loop scenic byway and soak in the history of this mining town and it's beautiful neighbor, Twin Lakes.
The trails around Delta and Paonia are just being discovered as a mountain biker's dream setting thanks to terrain that various in altitude, geography, geology and length, as well as a hidden-gem feel.
Colorado's Creative Corridor runs through a handful of the state's Certified Creative Districts, including Carbondale, the North Fork Valley, Crested Butte, Ridgway and Salida — not to mention stunning landscapes, restaurants serving locally sourced menus and the spirit of the arts around every corner.

Nestled in western Colorado’s North Fork Valley, Hotchkiss, Crawford and Paonia offer access to some of the state’s greatest natural treasures and activities. Explore landmarks like Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, partake in quintessential pastimes like fly-fishing, hiking and wine tasting, and enjoy Rocky Mountain hospitality at its finest.

Northwest Colorado’s Grand Mesa is one of the largest flat-top mountains in the world, and its landscape sets it apart from much of the rest of Colorado — that so many lakes can be found so close together is a bit of an anomaly in this high-altitude state. Alexander Lake Lodge in Cedaredge is the perfect homebase for activities and exploration of the area.
The canyon-clinging stretch of spectacular roadway between Silverton, Durango and Ouray is called “The Million Dollar Highway” either because it cost so much to build, the amount of gold ore that remained in the roadway’s fill or the figurative price for those amazing San Juan Mountain views.
Thanks to the invention of the mountain bike and an abundance of fun, flows trails for all types of riders, Fruita is gaining much-deserved recognition as an outdoor paradise.

Rich in homegrown ingredients, nationally recognized chefs and a thriving maker culture, it's no wonder Bravo set its latest season of "Top Chef" in breathtaking (and delicious) destinations in Colorado. Experience season 15's highlights for yourself on this flavor-packed tour of the celebrated culinary scenes in Denver, Boulder, Aspen and Telluride. Start your journey in the Mile High City.

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