Fortunately, camera feeds make it easy to sit on your sofa and travel all over this state, from the low point of 3,315 feet in the Arkansas River Basin to the high point at 14,440 feet above sea level, atop Mt. Elbert.
And just as the topography changes in magnificent and mysterious ways, so does the weather.
See for yourself through our top ten Colorado webcams:
Pikes Peak Cam
C’mon! It’s America’s mountain! From the top of this legendary 14,000-foot mountain, it seems like you can actually view much of America, with the vast expanse of the plains stretching out far below, as far as the eye can see. Inversions, a weather term for when air actually warms with height rather than cools, are common here, and stunning to watch every time. The camera is maintained by the City of Colorado Springs; find out more about the Pikes Peak Cam here.
EarthCam is known for having amazing cameras all over the world, and because Denver is so photogenic and the weather that occurs here so unique, the company figured it needed to put a camera here. As a result, you can get real-life views of the downtown area, complete with a full-frontal view of Coors Field. Catch EarthCam Denver's camera here.
Telluride’s Revelation Bowl
The ski area closed a month ago, but with this camera, you can perch yourself on top of Revelation Bowl, which sits 12,515 feet above sea level, and watch the seasons change before your eyes. From a wintery wonderland to a summery dream filled with wildflowers and wildlife, the views from this cam will keep you coming back for more. See the Telluride resort's Revelation Bowl cam here.
Denver – Downtown Webcam
This camera gives you a view of downtown Denver with the Rockies Mountains as a backdrop. Run by Outside Cams, it lets you sit safe at home while Denver endures snowstorms, dust storms and hailstorms...and, yes, enjoys those 300 days of sunshine a year. See for yourself here.
Want a quick getaway? The Colorado Department of Transportation road cameras bring you current road conditions from across most of the state. That's handy when you're planning a trip, but also good for some fast armchair travel. See the CDOT COtrip options here.