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Colorado is known for its wildlife and vibrant landscape. It’s only right that if you go to visit, you check out their outdoor attractions. With plenty of natural artwork and colorful landscapes, you will have ample opportunity for the Southwest Experience. 

The Wild Animal Sanctuary 

Colorado Lion
Source: Kent Kanouse/Flickr

This sanctuary is home to over 450 rescued animals that could’ve been captured and used in the exotic animal trade business.

There are plenty of carnivores at the sanctuary, which is a nonprofit and is the largest in the world. This sanctuary is a great opportunity for the entire family to enjoy and learn from.

Rainbow Falls

Graffiti Falls - 2
Source: Casey Reynolds/Flickr

Don’t forget your camera when visiting this fun outdoor attraction.

These waterfalls are littered with graffiti and thoughtful artwork. This outdoor attraction is a sweet spot for those who would like to take pictures and make memories. While you might not be able to add to the artwork at “Graffiti Falls,” there is still a ton of pre-existing artwork there for you to enjoy already. 

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Paint Mines Interpretive Park
Source: Kent Kanouse/Flickr

Unlike Rainbow Falls, the artwork on these rock formations comes from thousands of years ago of natural influence.

Geological formations that were created by erosion, water, and wind have greatly altered, continue to alter, and create the rocks, which is considered natural psychedelia. Take a look are these rocks, which vary in size and color. Because this precious land is to be preserved, you cannot camp out here, but you can enjoy the beautiful artwork formed by nature.

Canyons of the Ancients

My Public Lands Roadtrip: Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado
Source: Bureau of Land Management/Flickr

This outdoor attraction is also an outdoor museum, and it has over 6000 archaeological sites.

There are tons of rock formations at this museum with plenty of history. History buffs would love to learn about all there is to offer at the canyons of the ancients. It is also great for those who want to go camping or hiking in secluded ruins. 

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods Colorado Springs
Source: G Yancy/Flickr

These rock formations have such a great red hue and are the most visited attraction in Colorado.

You can try the area by yourself and immerse yourself in the history associated with the Garden of the Gods. You can also go rock climbing or take a simple hike around the grounds. When you visit this site, you’ll see why it is so popular amongst tourists.

Get ready for excitement and color for experiences when you make your trip to colorful Colorado. You’ll create memories like none other before in this great state.

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