Outdoor Recreation Brings in $28 Billion Annually in Colorado

Almost half of the windfall comes from out-of-staters, says a new Outdoor Industry Association report.
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Hikers, bikers, climbers, and other outdoor recreationists spend big bucks in Colorado.

Hikers, bikers, climbers, and other outdoor recreationists spend big bucks in Colorado.

Outdoor fun is big business in Colorado: According to a new report from Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation rakes in $28 billion per year here. About $12.8 billion comes from out-of-state visitors. Residents of the 2nd Congressional District (northwest Denver suburbs, Vail, Breckenridge) spend the most on outdoor recreation, followed by the 3rd Congressional District in western Colorado.