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Breckenridge, Colorado

Reiling Dredge

Above Breckenridge, a destructive mining technique sits sunken in a small pond.
Ouray, Colorado

Box Canyon Falls

A glimpse of a waterfall is reached by a steel catwalk along a slot canyon located in an Ouray city park.
Montrose, Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

A dangerous narrow-gauge railroad once traced a route through this striking canyon.
Lake City, Colorado

Alferd Packer Massacre Site

The site of the gruesome massacre—and maybe cannibalism—of five men, a tragedy that made Alferd Packer infamous.
Uravan, Colorado

Uravan

Only a few signs remain of the buried Colorado mining town that supplied the uranium for the first atomic bomb.
Lake City, Colorado

Slumgullion Earthflow

This National Natural Landmark is one of the best examples of a “mass wasting” in the world.
Leadville, Colorado

Camp Hale Ruins

The remnants of the base where US Army troops learned how to fight in extreme conditions.
Paradox, Colorado

Hanging Flume

The decaying ruins of a failed mining company’s water diversion project cling to the side of a desert canyon.
Marble, Colorado

Marble Mill Site Park

The site of a defunct mill, that once supplied marble for the construction of the Lincoln Memorial.
La Junta, Colorado

Bent's Old Fort

Once a lonely sentinel on the edge of the Great Plains, this rebuilt trading fort offers a glimpse of life on the Santa Fe Trail.
Leadville, Colorado

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

An enthusiastically interactive mining museum that won't let black lung ruin the fun.
Durango, Colorado

Strater Hotel

A hotel with a rich Wild West history of miners and bootleggers.
Fruita, Colorado

'Mike the Headless Chicken' Sculpture

It would be easy to walk past this unusual piece of art and have no idea it pays tribute to the odd life of a real chicken.
Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge Snow Sculptures

Each year, teams of the world's best snow sculptors have 65 hours to create their frozen masterpieces.
Antonito, Colorado

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

An antique narrow gauge railway line still running through the Colorado and New Mexico mountains.
Mosca, Colorado

Colorado Gators Reptile Park

The world's only reptile park to offer gator wrestling classes, located in a state with no gators.
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

Cadet Chapel

Air Force Academy Chapel made of 100 identical tetrahedrons works to inspire those of all religions.
Leadville, Colorado

Climax, Colorado

At one time this small mining village was the highest town in America but now it sits abandoned while the mine churns on.
Bailey, Colorado

Coney Island Hot Dog Stand

This hot dog-shaped diner has moved all around Colorado, never been to New York.
Monte Vista, Colorado

Movie Manor

Possibly the world's only drive-in movie theater with an attached motel.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Tuberculosis Huts

Small teepee-like houses built for TB patients have become sheds, studios, and bus stops around Colorado Springs.
Golden, Colorado

Mines Museum of Earth Science

An impressive collection of over 50,000 minerals including moon rock from the Apollo 17 mission.
Ouray, Colorado

Ouray Alchemist

A recreation of an Old West apothecary full of curios.
Denver, Colorado

History Colorado Center

This museum offers an actual time machine back through Colorado's past.