Colorado Amongst States Most Into Outdoor Activities

Fact Checked by Thomas Leary

Few states in America feature the level of lush outdoor getaways that the Centennial State does, with Colorado hosting four national parks and nine sites that are either national monuments, national historic sites or national recreation areas.  

With that in mind, it’s likely of little surprise that the state ranks among the national leaders in search interest surrounding outdoor activities, whether they be biking, hiking or any other exercise that takes you out of the house on a daily basis.  

June is the “Great Outdoors Month.” BetColorado.com, home to the best Colorado betting apps, wanted to see what states were most excited to go explore the outdoors as we head into the summer. Using Google Trends, we found and ranked states most interested in “outdoors activities,” according to search interest score.

Note: Search interest score is compared to other topics; Search was done between Mary 16-23, 2024.

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States Interested In Outdoor Activities

Rank

State

Search Interest Score

1

Minnesota

100

2

Oregon

80

3

Indiana

70

4

Missouri

60

5

Wisconsin

50

6

Colorado

49

7

Washington

47

8

New Jersey

40

9

Virginia

38

10

Arizona

32

Colorado Unable To Crack Top 5?

Given Colorado’s bountiful national park space and a host of outdoor activities, it might be of some surprise to see the state ranked sixth when it comes to outdoor activity search interest.  

Yet that’s exactly where the state ranks nationally, coming in behind places like Minnesota (100 search interest), Oregon (80), Indiana (70), Missouri (60) and Wisconsin (50).  

Colorado, by comparison, had a search interest score of 49, which put the state ahead of Washington State (47 search interest score), New Jersey (40), Virginia (38) and Arizona (32).  

Despite ranking further behind nationally than one might expect from a state with a bounty of open space, world famous ski runs and sun-splashed weather, we’re sure that Coloradans are more than happy to trade their lower rank when it comes to interest in outdoor activities for the perks that come from living among the Rocky Mountains on a daily basis.  

Also of interest: Healthiest States in the U.S.: Where Does Colorado Rank?

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Author

Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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