303 Day Celebration of 50 Reasons Why Colorado Is the Best State

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It's March 3 — celebrated in Colorado as 303 day.

And what better way to mark the occasion than to count down fifty reasons Colorado in the best state in the U.S. of A.

What follows is an updating of a post first published in 2014 (we also assembled top-fifty lists in 2011, 2012 and 2013). But surprisingly few changes were necessary — proof that the best stuff in Colorado is no passing fancy.

See what we mean below. And happy 303 day!

Number 50:

303 Day Celebration of 50 Reasons Why Colorado Is the Best State

A bad day skiing still beats a good day working.

Number 49:

303 Day Celebration of 50 Reasons Why Colorado Is the Best State

We can make beer out of just about anything.

Number 48:

303 Day Celebration of 50 Reasons Why Colorado Is the Best State
Photo by Alex Fenlon

There's only one place in the word where you can find Champagne powder. And it's trademarked.

Number 47:

303 Day Celebration of 50 Reasons Why Colorado Is the Best State

Red Rocks Amphitheatre doubles as the most gorgeous gym in the world during the day, when people run the steps or practice yoga.

Number 46:

303 Day Celebration of 50 Reasons Why Colorado Is the Best State
Photo by Kate Levy

Casa Bonita still hasn't jumped off a cliff.

Number 45:

303 Day Celebration of 50 Reasons Why Colorado Is the Best State

The Royal Gorge Bridge remains the most terrifying, acrophobic bridge-to-nowhere ever built.

Number 44:

303 Day Celebration of 50 Reasons Why Colorado Is the Best State
Photo by Eric Gruneisen

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And at night, Red Rocks will get you high with or without additional help.

Number 43:

303 Day Celebration of 50 Reasons Why Colorado Is the Best State

Competition between dozens of ski areas means sweet multi-resort season-pass deals for Colorado skiers and snowboarders.

Number 42:

Our college mascots are the real thing: CU has a team to wrangle its buff, and CSU has an old lamb.

Number 41:

303 Day Celebration of 50 Reasons Why Colorado Is the Best State

You don't have to worry about walking down the street with a small bag of herb in your pocket — and you don't have to stash it here, either.

Continue to keep counting down our 303 Day celebration of fifty reasons why Colorado is the best state.



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