Colorado Places You May Have Missed
You may have missed these places, but then again, you may have gone right by them and not even known about them.
So let's take a look at a few things, some historical, some not, that are around the state for you to enjoy, marvel at or just snap a pic or video of.
As you ride your bike in and around the Carbondale area, you will come across an old wooden bridge. Thinking nothing of it, you just peddle across and keep moving, grateful you don't have to carry your bike through the river. The thoughtful folks who put this up did so when wagons were still the best mode of transportation. So the next time you are out biking or hiking the Rio Grande Trail, make sure you take a look at it.
Out in Fruita, you can enjoy some amazing views and over 75,000 acres of the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness. It's also the second largest collection of natural arches in North America. With mountain biking and miles upon miles of trails to hike, this gem is one we don't mind if people know about!
This third generation working sheep ranch isn't a place you may have thought about when planning your vacation but you should. It's called Sheep Wagon Days and it's a great opportunity to see demonstrations on sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, as well as tours of sheep wagons and more. Since 1928, they have been in the Yampa Valley and they won't be leaving anytime soon.
At one time, this was the largest iron producing mine in the state, Now it's a home to bats. Over 250,000 of them reside in the cave and you get to see them. Not from the inside, however. Around dusk, if you're lucky enough to be there, you will see them fly out and search for food. How's that for a great Halloween trip idea?