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Videos: 99 Gorgeous Places in Colorado, Part One

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Number 95: Devil's Head Mountain

The Scene: Named for two rock spires that resemble the devils' horns, the formation is the highest point in the Rampart Range. Near its summit is a well-known fire tower where, after a moderately difficult hike, visitors can climb the stairs to see panoramic views stretching from mountains to plains. Nearby Towns: Sedalia, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs

Number 94: Ice Lake Basin

The Scene: Fields of paintbrush, buttercups, columbines and other alpine wildflowers fill this beautiful basin, where those and other wildflowers blanket a land that's also peppered with small lakes and waterfalls flowing over sandstone rock formations. Nearby Towns: Ouray, Silverton, Telluride

Number 93: North Inlet Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park

The Scene: This trail winds through the park below timberline alongside a rushing creek. Originally an American Indian route, it was reinvigorated by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1939. Today it's on the National Register of Historic Places and a great route for elk and moose spotting. Nearby Towns: Estes Park, Grand Lake

Number 92: Skyline Drive

The Scene: This precipitous historic road was built by prison inmates in 1906 as a scenic byway for tourists in horse-drawn carriages. Today, the route has been paved for autos, but it still traces an extremely narrow 800-foot-high ridge, which can at times be a bit of an adventure for passengers' stomachs. Pullouts are provided for those who want to savor the foothill views. Nearby Towns: Cañon City, Florence

Continue to keep counting down 99 gorgeous places in Colorado, part one.

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