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Denver, Colorado

Big Blue Bear

Overlooking the Colorado Convention Center is this giant sculpture made from thousands of triangles.
Denver, Colorado

Ralph Carr Memorial, Sakura Square

In a small Japanese garden off a busy Denver street, a memorial to a brave, principled politician.
Westcliffe, Colorado

Smokey Jack Observatory

Located in the world's highest-altitude Dark Sky Community, this observatory welcomes amateur and professional astronomers alike.
Alamosa County, Colorado

Zapata Falls

A short but powerful waterfall resides amid Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes.
Aztec, New Mexico

Aztec Ruins National Monument

The remains of a 900-year old ancestral Pueblo great house.
Durango, Colorado

Hesperus Peace Park

A quiet rock and botanical garden is the beautiful centerpiece of Fort Lewis College.
Athens, Greece

Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens

A historic building houses one of the most important archaeological institutes in Europe.
Athens, Greece

The Blue Polykatoikia

An important example of architectural history slowly decays in the city center.
Montrose, Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

A dangerous narrow-gauge railroad once traced a route through this striking canyon.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from goddess Athena.
Breckenridge, Colorado

Edwin Carter Museum

A museum of natural history, Edwin Carter's original log cabin home and workshop houses taxidermy specimens.
Breckenridge, Colorado

Reiling Dredge

Above Breckenridge, a destructive mining technique sits sunken in a small pond.
Moab, Utah

Gemini Bridges

It's safe—and permitted—to walk across these twin natural sandstone arches.
Athens, Greece

Divani Palace Acropolis Fortification Wall

A preserved portion of an ancient Athens barrier is displayed in a hotel basement.
Athens, Greece

Ritual of Periarosis Column

According to legend, this ancient column contains healing properties.
Athens, Greece

Parilissia Iera

An often overlooked ancient site in downtown Athens with substantial history (and nature).
Athens, Greece

Valerian Wall at Niche Hotel

The ruins of an ancient fortification wall sit in front of and underneath this boutique hotel.
Creede, Colorado

Bachelor Loop Interpretive Site

Take a self-guided tour through one of Colorado's most elevated mining districts.
Athens, Greece

Caves of Filopappou Hill

These caves secretly held national treasures during World War II.
Uravan, Colorado

Uravan

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

Raptors Wild

Up-close opportunities to see working birds of prey.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Conquistadora, Our Lady of Conquering Love

A small side chapel in Santa Fe's basilica is home to the oldest statute of the Virgin Mary in North America.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Spitz Clock

This giant pocket watch is the third iteration of a local landmark that has been standing just off the Santa Fe Plaza for over 100 years.
Aspen, Colorado

Conundrum Hot Springs

It takes a nine-mile hike to reach these hot springs, but weary hikers are rewarded with stunning views and a warm soak.