Boulder Colorado (High Times) - According to Colorado's Department of Tourism, Colorado is quickly becoming known as the state with way huge mountains.
The Department has set up booths at rest stops on interstate highways leaving Colorado. The purpose of the booths is to talk to people leaving the state, in order to get their opinions of Colorado. The Department of Tourism plans to use the information to better understand why people come to Colorado and therefore be able to more effectively market the state as a tourism destination.
Thomas Noduh, Associate Director of The Department of Tourism said that the Department has long known that people from other states, and even other countries, think of Colorado as a mountainous state with good snow skiing. Said Noduh, "We know people come to see the Rocky Mountains. They come to hike trails and connect with nature. Some people come to spend time in Denver, which is a unique metropolitan area."
But the responses the Department is getting this year include a different take on Colorado and The Rocky Mountains in particular. Noduh said that tourists leaving the state often describe the Rockies as "way huge mountains" or some similar phrase. "We've heard 'way huge mountains', we've heard 'holy shit, they were gigantic', descriptions of that nature.
The Department also noticed a marked decrease in the number of people saying they visited the state to hike trails and take in Colorado's natural beauty. Many of the respondents commented on their new high scores on what, we assume, are current video games.