A Dramatic Backdrop For Any Event

State Cross Country Championships in Colorado 2014 - Girls Class 4A
Colorado Springs, Colorado, hosted the Girls Class 4A Colorado State Cross-Country Championships in October, which began at the city’s Norris-Penrose Event Center. Photo courtesy of Daniel Petty/The Denver Post via Getty Images

By John Vivirito

The Mountain West region is one of the country’s most diverse, with ideal terrain for athletic endeavors. Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming are home to some of the country’s highest mountain peaks, undulating plains and high deserts, and these states’ destinations have used their natural assets to create winning sports settings of all kinds, all year round.

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