The Centennial State has jaw dropping natural landscapes, scenic drives, the spectacular Rocky Mountains and some incredible national parks that you simply must visit while you are in the area.
Whether you are a quiet nature lover, or you search for outdoor adventure, Colorado natives from Air Academy Federal Credit Union in Littleton affirm that these 3 national parks in Colorado have a lot to offer in every season.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Established in 1914, this is one of the oldest national parks. It is dominated by alpine tundra, which means that you will have the chance to admire some beauties like Alpine forget-me-nots, Alpine sunflowers, rainbow-hued lichen and many other species that have adapted to survive in this wilderness.
On the way up along Trail Ridge Road, you will surely enjoy some unparalleled views of the mountain peaks in the area, as well as sections of Denver and Boulder.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
This is a geologic wonder of Colorado – it consists of deep gorges carved by the Gunnison River over two million years! There is a system of canyon trails that you can try, or hike along the top of the high desert rim. This national park is also a great destination for people who are passionate about rock climbing, and wish to test their skills on the Painted Wall, or on the North and South Chasm Walls.
Great Sand Dunes National Park
This place is amazing and renowned for having the tallest sand dunes in North America, as well as for the temporary lake that forms during spring, which provides a day-at-the-beach experience.