While we're certainly not suffering the most, Colorado ranks in the top 20 for states hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

WalletHub recently did a study of places in the U.S. that rely on travel for their income the most, and to no one's surprise, the beautiful state of Hawaii came in at numero uno. But Colorado, with our beautiful hiking trails and 300 days of sunshine, ranks at 18. How did we get here?

According to WalletHub,

In order to identify the states where coronavirus has most affected tourism, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across two key dimensions, “State Dependency on Travel & Tourism Industry” and “State Aggressiveness Against Coronavirus.”

Those who work in the tourism industry in our state are suffering, and it's everyone's hope that we'll soon get back to normal and enjoy the beautiful natural features our state has to offer.

By the way, are you curious about our top tourist attractions? Take a look at the list below (thanks to Google Travel) and tell us which ones you'll visit as soon as the stay at home order is lifted in the comments below.

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