Colorado truly prides itself on its beauty, but you can’t fault a state so rich in scenic wonders for being just a wee bit vain. The aspen-lined hills of Colorado shimmer with color in the autumn, and its highest mountain peaks retain their crystalline whiteness in defiance of the hottest summer day. There’s a whole lot of fun to be had for daring souls who visit Colorado. West of Denver, the town of Golden offers you to make like Daedalus - without the melting wings and crashing to the earth part - by soaring through the skies on a tandem ride with an experienced paraglider. A motorcycle tour along the San Juan Skyway offers pit stops at hot springs and cliff dwellings. Jet skiing at Grand Lake provides aquatic daredevils with a bit of high-speed fun. When you’re tuckered out from all the extreme sports, you can take things down a notch at a Colorado museum, and not have to pay a dime for the privilege. Places like the Loveland Museum/Gallery, the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and the Hiwan Homestead Museum have a thing or two to show you, and there’s no admission fee. Six different Colorado Hospitals - including the Rose Medical Center and Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, the Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, the Medical Center of Aurora, the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services of Colorado Springs and the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins – have been ranked among the best in the country by Health Grades Inc.