BEAVER CREEK - One of the best parts about following the USA Pro Challenge is the opportunity to visit some of Colorado's unique towns.
For instance, on Thursday, as cyclists headed down Highway 131 from Steamboat Springs in to Beaver Creek, they got to pass through some colorful small towns.
The mountains in McCoy, Colo. were blushing red. It's one of those special areas in Colorado where the hillsides have a reddish tint, compared to the gray or brown craggy mountains Coloradans are used to.
Then, in Oak Creek, Colo., the town has unusual murals painted on the side of its walls. On top of that, the town also a neat train and railroad display.
Another cool sight was the mountains in Yampa, Colo. They cut up into the air, with a knife-like look.
Each stage is full of cool visual features. If you're not a sports fan, there's plenty of beauty to take in along the way.
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