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Live Out Your Dream in the High Mountain Region

The ski resorts in the center of Colorado provide some of the world’s best downhill skiing. These resorts and the towns at their base are ideally made for the tourists they attract. Most of the area’s permanent residents have a tourism-based lifestyle, along with the prices that tourists can pay.

continental U.S. This High Mountain region has the highest concentration of mountain peaks above 14,000 feet of any region of its size in the entire continental U.S. In fact, 3 of the 4 highest elevation mountains in the continental U.S. – Mt. Elbert, Mt. Massive, and Mt Harvard – help to frame the boundaries of this region.


Plus, no area in America has a valley with the combination of size and elevation as exists in the High Mountain region. To cap off the outdoor lifestyle in this region, the headwaters of the Arkansas River, with its gold-medal fishing and whitewater rafting, lies here.


The tourism center of this region is Leadville.
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In this region, framed by the Continental Divide, is a year-round haven for mountain adventure-lovers that many believe is unmatched in the

Just south of this area, and yet a world away, is another part of Colorado made for those who would rather live on the shoulder,
not in the heart, of Colorado’s ski country.

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