Photos: Ten best states for hippies -- and the ones ranks above Colorado

Colorado has long been known as one of hippie culture's great bastions. But in its list of the best and worst U.S. states for hippies, suggests that while Colorado still deserves recognition, it's rep may soon start to slide.

Really? Judge for yourself by counting down the roster, supplemented by excerpts from text and photos from our summer 2013 slide show featuring fans of Widespread Panic -- a band that hails from Georgia, one of Estately's ten worst hippie states....

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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