Colorado has some of the sweetest wilderness areas, ski towns, rivers, and just diversity of terrain in the country. Over 60 million visitors flock to the Rocky Mountain State every year; here are some places residents would rather steer some of that traffic away from:

Maroon Bells

Mount Evans

Interstate 70

Dallas Divide

Double RL Ranch near Ridgeway

The quiet backroads

Blue Lake

Colorado National Monument


Crystal Mill

Great Sand Dunes National Park


The aspen forests

Gothic Peak