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9 most photogenic destinations in Colorado

Colorado is known for being colorful -- our beautiful nature scenes speak for themselves. Take a look at eight of the most photogenic destinations in Colorado and see why the state has earned its famous nickname.
- Ellie Herring, OutThere Colorado
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#1: Maroon Bells

For a postcard-worthy panorama, head over to the Maroon Bells, a set of snow-covered peaks nestled behind a reflective lake southwest of Aspen. 

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Maroon Bells (cont.)

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Maroon Bells (cont.)

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#2: Mount Wilson

A landscape so astounding, Coors Brewery prints it on every bottle. Located southwest of Telluride, this mountainous silhouette is the poster child of all mountains.

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Mount Wilson (cont.)

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Mount Wilson (cont.)

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#3: Telluride

If you’ve ever seen a quaint mountain town picture used when describing Colorado, this is likely it.

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Telluride (cont.)

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Telluride (cont.)

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#4: City Park, Denver

If you’re looking for a desktop-worthy skyline of Denver, City Park located in the heart of the capital offers a stunning skyline background and beautiful park foreground for your masterpiece. 

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City Park, Denver (cont.)

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#5: Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Stop by this popular street during your next ski trip for a jaw-dropping view of the mountains against the antique mountain shops that line this popular Colorado destination. 

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Elk Avenue, Crested Butte (cont.)

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#6: Gothic Road, Gothic Ghost Town

Head back to this mountain town during the summer to bike along one of the most photographed trails in the country. 

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Gothic Road (cont.)

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Gothic Road (cont.)

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#7: Garden of the Gods

True to its name, Garden of the Gods was dubbed in the late 1850’s as a landscape “fit for the gods."

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A dusting of snow lies on the rocks in Garden of the Gods Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, after the first snowstorm on the season hit the Colorado Springs, Colo., area Thursday night.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Garden of the Gods (cont.)

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GOG SNOW

Garden of the Gods (cont.)

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Hanging Lake Scenic Landscape Glenwood Canyon

#8 Hanging Lake

Scenic views in spring of this beautiful and lush area near Glenwood Springs, Colorado USA. You would have to be really talented to take a bad photo here.

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Hanging Lake (cont.)

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The view of Hanging Lake in Glennwood Canyon, east of Glennwood Springs, Colo., Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. The popular 1.2-mile trail closes Saturday, Sept. 10 for trail repairs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Hanging Lake (cont.)

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Hikers play in the falls at Spouting Rock above Hanging Lake in Glennwood Canyon, east of Glennwood Springs, Colo., Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. The popular trail to the lake and falls closes Saturday, Sept. 10 for trail repairs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Hanging Lake (cont.)

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#9: Dallas Divide, San Miguel County

If you’re looking to capture the golden hues of autumn against the wintery mountaintops and lush greenery, this is your place.

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