Colorado Tourism Office

6:00am

Thu June 26, 2014
Agriculture

Working Out The Kinks To Rebrand Colorado As An Agritourism Destination

Carol Zadrozny, owner of Z's Orchard in Palisade, Colorado has had trouble securing insurance coverage for her agritourism attractions.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Colorado already draws thousands of visitors each year for skiing, hiking, beer drinking and, most recently, marijuana sampling. In 2012, those visitors spent more than $16 billion in the state. Tourism officials want more and they’re looking to do it by bringing well-educated “traveling foodies” to the state.

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1:43pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Tourism

Tourism Dept Up For Budget Increase

Napa Wikimedia Commons

Tourism officials from across Colorado are meeting with lawmakers at the state capitol Tuesday. Governor John Hickenlooper has endorsed expanding the Colorado tourism budget to $15 million which would amount to a $2 million increase in funding this year.

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12:29pm

Fri September 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

Chimney Rock Becomes National Monument

Chimney Rock
Senator Michael Bennet's Office

President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation creating a national monument at Chimney Rock. The dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado is on a site that was home to the ancestors of modern Pueblo Indians a thousand years ago.

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12:29pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Business

What Fire? Colorado Open for Business

Welcome to Colorado sign as seen from Nebraska
Napa Wikimedia Commons

Image is everything. And this past week the national image of Colorado has been one of dark plumes of smoke and bright red and orange flames leaping into the air from the High Park Fire.

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8:30am

Sat July 16, 2011
Tourism

Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado Helps Boost the Sport

Cycling down the 14264-foot Mount Evans
Matt Inde Weaver Multimedia Group

As The Tour de France continues, Colorado is trying to put more of a spotlight on upcoming cycling events and opportunities.

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