If you love springtime in Colorado, the Western Slope is usually one of the first places in the state to welcome the season. While those in the higher elevations have to wait till June and July for the frost to go away, the Grand Valley is thinking of spring by April and May.

What are some of the signs of spring we see here in Western Colorado each year? From the Swan on the Grand Mesa to the bulbs showing up in your garden, here are twenty signs to look for that signal spring on the Western Slope.

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The Swans Neck

Snow Animals on Grand Mesa
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One of the most popular signs of spring in Fruita/Grand Junction is waiting for the swan's neck to break up on the Grand Mesa. This sounds much worse than it is. Snowfields fill in during the winter months, leaving the outline of animals. When the snow that makes up the swan's neck starts to disappear, the Grand Valley knows they can begin tending their garden.

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Watch the Globe Willows

Globe Willow trees found in Western Colorado can be a great indication of spring's arrival when you notice them starting to turn green. Globe Willow trees don't need much water and are cold-hearty. Globe Willows are found throughout Mesa County and much of Colorado.

Grand Junction Jackalopes Home Schedule.
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Nothing says spring like baseball at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction. The Jackalopes will officially begin the season at home on June 4th against the Northern Colorado Owls. Check out their season schedule here.

Keep going to see all twenty signs of spring you told us to watch for in the gallery below.

20 Signs That Signal the Arrival of Spring in Western Colorado

What are some of the signs that spring is on its way in Western Colorado? We asked you to tell us what some of the telltale signs of spring are for in Western Colorado. Keep going to check out twenty signs you can look for in the Grand Valley that tell us spring is on the way.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

LOOK: Scroll Through Some of Colorado's Rarest Birds

The Colorado Bird Records Committee of Colorado Field Ornithologists reports an amazing 514 species of birds can be found in the Centennial State. Scroll through the photos below to see some of the rarest birds you'll encounter in Colorado.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

Birthday Suit: Check Out 7 Places in Colorado That Allow Nudity

Colorado is home to 93 different thermal hot springs. These locations are scattered all over the state and offer a great way to relax and enjoy the scenery. A handful of these locations even allow nudity. Keep going to learn which locations allow clothing-optional visits in Colorado.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

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