For a truly unique destination, look no further than the Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Colorado. Walking amongst it’s colorful clays and Mars-like topography, you’ll feel transported to another planet.
The Paint Mines are off the beaten path, but the perfect place for a day trip from Colorado Springs or Denver. This hidden gem is often overshadowed by locations in more populous or highly trafficked parts of the state, but the natural wonders of the Paint Mines are sure to impress.
Leave it to the Paint Mines to remind you of exactly why Colorado is nicknamed “Colorful Colorado.”
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For outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, the Olympic Peninsula (“the OP”) is a bucket list trip that must be checked. In one road trip loop, the Olympic Peninsula offers the best mix of spectacular mountains, lush forests, and the wild Pacific Coastline. Despite its high precipitation and near constant humidity, the Pacific Northwest is sure to cast its love spell on you and almost make you never want to leave.
The Olympic Peninsula is the wide peninsula in the northwest portion of Washington State, just across the Puget Sound from Seattle. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the East. The Olympic Peninsula is home to Olympic National Park and the Olympic Mountains.
A road trip around this most northwestern part of the contiguous United States is the best way to see some of the very best of the natural beauty the Pacific Northwest (“the PNW”) has to offer. As Olympians go, this trip is sure to be a winner.
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When you think of Colorado, you think Rocky Mountains, right? What about Colorado’s own “Grand Canyon”? What about boarding or sledding… down massive dunes of sand? Or, what about cliff dwellings from Pueblo people that are over 700 years old?
Colorado’s mountains are great. Don’t get me wrong. But Colorado has so much more to offer than just its spectacular mountains.
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