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Five Gorgeous Places for Families to Picnic in Colorado

Consider this a fail-safe formula for a good day: Pack a meal, round up favorite people, find a pretty spot, spread out a blanket, then relax and enjoy your food surrounded by nature and fresh air. It hardly matters whether the menu includes carrot sticks or confit. What’s really important is the company and the setting. But Colorado is loaded with great picnic spots, so selecting one can be difficult. Fortunately, the state is also full of award-winning travel writers and nature photographers — people who thrive on seeking out peaceful, picturesque destinations. Here, a handful of them reveal their favorite locations for a Rocky Mountain picnic. SCENIC SPOTS Castlewood Canyon State Park, Franktown “When I am in Denver and looking for a place to picnic, Castlewood Canyon State ...