Step outside, smell that?

Yea, sorry about that.

I kid, I kid. It's Colorado. Ponderosa pine, wildflowers, fresh air. Everywhere you go in the state, there's a different aroma to take in. Let's take a look at some of our favorites.

  • High Mountain Air

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    ::Takes in big whiff.:: Ahh! Fresh mountain air. From the mixture of the ponderosa pines, clean mountain streams and lack of oxygen. It's the most refreshing smell after a long journey into the mountains.

  • Desert in the Springtime

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    Spending time in Colorado's desert areas during spring fills your nose with sweet goodness. From the pinon and sage to the wildflowers blooming, your nose will never get bored on a hike.

  • 'Fresh Country Air'

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    You know what I'm talking about. "What's that smell?!" "Oh that, it's just fresh country air."

  • The Putrid Smell of Sulfur

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    You just cringed a bit, didn't you? As offensive as it is, that smell means one thing, relaxing in a hot spring. You'll tolerate the noxious smell while your stress melts away.

  • 'Weed or a Skunk'

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    Hat tip to a friend who just played this with her daughter. Can you tell the difference between Colorado's distinct smell or Mother Nature's distinct smell? It's a tough one.