It's day three of the partial federal government shutdown, and at this writing, thousands of workers assigned to what are regarded as nonessential gigs are off the job -- including everyone assigned to Colorado's seven National Monuments and four National Parks, which will remain closed until the situation is resolved. What are potential visitors missing? Only some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. Look below for photos and Colorado.com
text celebrating all eleven of these sites. Reading about them is likely to make you even angrier at our nation's politicians.