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CDOT Says Zipline Next To I-70 Is Slowing Down Traffic

Since Memorial Day weekend a new zipline has run along Interstate 70 west of Idaho Springs, and officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation say drivers are slowing down to watch.

08/15/2012

A police roadblock (lower right) prevents people from entering the Garden of the Gods area of Colorado Springs on June 29. The tourist attraction is back open now that the Waldo Canyon Fire is 100 percent contained. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Tourism Campaign Hopes To Lure Visitors To Colorado After Wildfires

Images from the massive wildfires in Colorado have been broadcast on TVs all around the world. Many are hoping to lure those visitors who may have decided to skip Colorado during their vacation planning.

07/11/2012

Glen Echo Mountain Resort, Poudre Canyon Colorado (credit: CBS)

Colorado Wildfires Spur Rash Of Tourist Cancellations

Colorado’s raging wildfires have scared away many out-of-state tourists. Now local businesses are struggling.

07/05/2012

File photo of wildfires in Colorado.  (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Wildfires Threaten Summer Rocky Mountain Tourism

Several large wildfires across the West have placed some tourist destinations from Montana to New Mexico in danger just at the height of midsummer family road-trip season, putting cherished Western landscapes at risk along with hordes of vacationers.

06/26/2012

This image was captured on June 18, 2012, inside the lines of the High Park Fire. (credit: Colorado National Guard)

High Park Fire May Not Impact Tourism

Tourism experts believe there won’t be fewer people visiting Colorado because of the High Park Fire.

06/21/2012

Volunteers plant pine seedlings in the Hayman Fire Burn Area. (credit: CBS)

Tourism Back After Iron Mountain Fire, Hayman Fire

Tourism in Fremont County, and in much of the state, took an economic hit after the Iron Mountain Fire moved fast and furious in the Copper Gulch area after igniting on June 2, 2002.

06/16/2012

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Breckenridge Moves Forward With Rodeo Plans

Despite a loud outcry from residents, Breckenridge has decided to move forward with a professional rodeo series this summer. The move is expected to boost tourism.

05/06/2012

The San Juan Mountains (credit: fs.usda.gov)

Gov. Hickenlooper Vetoes Tourism Bill

Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoes a tourism bill because he believes it would decrease competition.

05/04/2012

Bill Smith of Golden took this photo in August 2011 in the San Luis Valley looking north from New Mexico Route 522.

Colorado’s Tourism Head Pleased To See New New Mexico Tourism Ads

New Mexico this year is celebrating 100 years of statehood, but many people still confuse the Land of Enchantment with its south of the border neighbor. And some who do know the state think it’s nothing but a boring desert wasteland they would only visit on the way to Arizona or Colorado.

04/17/2012

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With Resorts Suffering, Colorado Advertises For Skiers

With skiers staying away from Colorado resorts in droves this year, the Colorado Tourism Office took a largely unprecedented step Sunday and ran a full-page ad in the New York Times proclaiming that snow had arrived in the state.

01/24/2012

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