Photos: See the Ten Best-Performing Colorado Stocks

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Additional photos and more below.

Want to invest in Colorado?

If so, there are plenty of publicly traded Colorado companies.

But which are the ones that are most likely to offer you a return on your money?

To find out, Smart Asset looked at Colorado-based stocks over approximately a five-year period, from January 2010 through March 2015, as judged by three major factors: stock price, dividends paid and volatility. And the following ten Colorado companies scored highest.

Not all of the top ten are well-known. Indeed, with the exception of two familiar restaurant chains, a firm specializing in dialysis services and a certain satellite-cable provider, many of them won't be familiar to the average person. But they may be worth mentioning to your broker.

Count down the photo-illustrated top ten here, followed by a description of methodology — and to visit the original Smart Asset post, click here.

Number 10: Air Methods Corp.
Market Cap Category: Small Cap
City: Englewood, CO
Annual Return: 31.7 percent
Volatility: 38.94 percent
Stock Performance Index: 49.00

Heska Corporation.
Heska Corporation.

Number 9: Heska Corporation
Market Cap Category: Small Cap
City: Loveland, CO
Annual Return: 37.47 percent
Volatility: 44.64 percent
Stock Performance Index: 49.75

Synergy Resources Corporation.
Synergy Resources Corporation.

Number 8: Synergy Resources Corporation
Market Cap Category: Small Cap
City: Platteville, CO
Annual Return: 46.19 percent
Volatility: 51.66 percent
Stock Performance Index: 51.38

Dish Network.
Dish Network.

Number 7: Dish Network Corp.
Market Cap Category: Large  Cap
City: Englewood, CO
Annual Return: 27.39 percent
Volatility: 29.62 percent
Stock Performance Index: 52.28

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.

Number 6. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.
Market Cap Category: Small Cap
City: Greenwood Village, CO
Annual Return: 36.09 percent
Volatility: 38.86 percent
Stock Performance Index: 52.41

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