Some people say, “You can’t do it all.” But Northwestern Colorado comes pretty dang close. Want stunning natural beauty? No problem. From craggy, red rock mesas to alpine peaks, Northwestern Colorado is home to some of the most diverse – and gorgeous – scenery in the state. Skiers, snowboarders and winter enthusiasts in general pepper the slopes at Breckenridge (most popular ski resort in the United States), Aspen (trendiest ski resort in the United States) and Vail (largest single-mountain ski resort in the United States). Hikers, bikers and ATV riders run rampant on the trails of its countless national parks, monuments and wilderness areas. But what about refinement, glamour, shopping? That’s covered too. Head back to Vail for Colorado’s version of Hollywood, celebrities and liberal politics included. The city of Grand Junction is a bustling urban center… but one without the normal issues of traffic, pollution and crime. Plus, along with typical big city stores, historic Main Street in Grand Junction offers boutique shopping, a farmer’s market and old-fashioned fun. Into dinosaurs? Got those too. Note that Dinosaur National Monument has not just Jurassic bones for viewing, but awesome whitewater rafting as well. Wild mustangs? Check. Vineyards? Check. Hot springs? Check. And yes, this place is for real.