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    17 Rocky Mountain Adventures To Take In This Lifetime

    For purple mountain majesties...

    1. Maroon Lake and Maroon Bells, near Aspen

    2. Hanging Lake, in Glenwood Canyon

    3. The Great Sand Dunes, near Crestone

    4. Molas Lake & Molas Pass, between Durango and Silverton

    5. Lone Eagle Peak and Crater Lake Trail, near Granby

    6. Wheeler Geologic Area, near Creede

    7. Pikes Peak, near Colorado Springs

    8. Fish Creek Falls, near Steamboat Springs

    9. Mount Evans, near Denver

    10. Shrine Pass, near Cooper Mountain

    11. Lost Creek Wilderness, near Deckers

    12. Blue Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, near Boulder

    13. Devil's Causeway, near Yampa

    14. Kenosha Pass, near Fairplay

    It's a favorite of fall foliage-seekers, for obvious reasons. Learn more about it here and here.

    15. Crystal Mill, near Marble

    16. Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs

    17. Rocky Mountain National Park

    Update: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that #12 was the Blue Lake near Telluride.