July 23, 2013 Updated: July 23, 2013 at 7:43 am
DENVER — Colorado tourism is on the rise, but the state is still trying to catch up with other states.
State tourism officials estimate a record 60 million visitors last year spent about $17 billion in Colorado.
The 2 percent increase last year compares with a 9 percent increase nationally.
According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/kuh98ry ), officials believe weak spring snow or wildfires limited last year's increase.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com