Picturesque is an understatement for Colorado. 303 Magazine is lucky enough to witness the most beautiful natural places, see the best concerts, eat the best food, and take advantage of every great aspect of the state. On Colorado Day, let’s raise our craft beer glass and take a moment to appreciate the beautiful, unique, and visceral environment around us. Here are 25 Reasons Why 303 Magazine Loves Colorado.

1. Red Rocks Rules

Global Dance Festival 2014, photo by Darian Simon.

Global Dance Festival 2014, photo by Darian Simon.

2. The New Union Station

The New Union Station, photo by Roman Tafoya.

The New Union Station, photo by Roman Tafoya.

 3. Amazing Denver street-art

Denver Street Art, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

Denver Street Art, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

4. High Profile Shows (like Childish Gambino)

Childish Gambino, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

Childish Gambino, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

5. Beautiful Hidden Gems

Booth Falls, the 7 Most Amazing Outdoor Hidden Gems in Colorado, photo by Rachel Bender.

Booth Falls, the 7 Most Amazing Outdoor Hidden Gems in Colorado, photo by Rachel Bender.

6. Foodie Paradise

Dessert for dinner at Zengo, Denver, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

Dessert for dinner at Zengo, Denver, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

7. Red Rocks Security Guard with dope dance moves

Global Dance Festival 2014, photo by Darian Simon.

Our favorite security guard getting down at Global Dance Festival 2014, photo by Darian Simon.

8. Global Dance Fest 2014

Global Dance Festival 2014, photo by Darian Simon.

Global Dance Festival 2014, photo by Darian Simon.

9. The Underground Music Showcase

Underground Music Showcase, photo by Camille Breslin.

Underground Music Showcase, photo by Camille Breslin.

10. The Poolside Fashion Show

303 Magazine Poolside Fashion Show, photo by Darian Simon.

303 Magazine Poolside Fashion Show, photo by Darian Simon.

11. The 303 Magazine Pool Party (FINALE AUGUST 10TH)

303 Magazine Pool Party, photo by Larry Fiero.

303 Magazine Pool Party, photo by Larry Fiero.

12. Governor John Hickenlooper playing banjo on stage at Red Rocks with Old Crow Medicine Show

Governor Hickenlooper, Old Crow Medicine Show, photo by Camille Breslin.

Governor Hickenlooper, Old Crow Medicine Show, photo by Camille Breslin.

13. The Hidden Gems of LoHi

The Lower Highlands, photo by Glenn Ross.

The Lower Highlands, photo by Glenn Ross.

14. Death before decaf

The Bike Cafe, photo by Camille Breslin.

The Bike Cafe, photo by Camille Breslin.

15. MiCy at the Pepci Center in a marijuana-onesie

Miley Cyrus at the Pepsi Center, photo by Glenn Ross.

Miley Cyrus at the Pepsi Center, photo by Glenn Ross.

16. The Denver Skyline

Downtown Denver, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

Downtown Denver, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

17. Local Shops and Brilliant Denver Fashion Designers

Berkeley Supply, photo by Camille Breslin.

Berkeley Supply, photo by Camille Breslin.

18. The Mountains

Aerial view of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, photo by Glenn Ross.

Aerial view of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, photo by Glenn Ross.

19. Craft Beer

Black Shirt Brewery, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

Black Shirt Brewery, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

20. Fitness on the Rocks

Fitness on the Rocks, photo by Kiddest Metafaria.

Fitness on the Rocks, photo by Kiddest Metafaria.

21. Denver International Airport

The new construction at Denver International Airport, photo by Glenn Ross.

The new construction at Denver International Airport, photo by Glenn Ross.

22. Denver Street Art (again)

Jaime Molina & Pedro Barrios UAF mural, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

Jaime Molina & Pedro Barrios UAF mural, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

23. Colorado Love at Red Rocks

Global Dance Festival 2014, photo by Darian Simon.

Global Dance Festival 2014, photo by Darian Simon.

24. The Great Outdoors

Colorado Love, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

Colorado Love, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

25. Those Damn Sunsets

The most amazing Colorado sunset ever, photo by Darian Simon.

The most amazing Colorado sunset ever, photo by Darian Simon.

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