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Great Reasons to Enjoy Memorial Day Weather (Despite the Possibility of Rain)

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Several of Colorado’s most scenic highways will open in time for the three-day Memorial Day weekend, including Independence Pass, Aspen’s gateway to several mountain towns, and Colorado 5–North America’s highest paved highway–which leads to the 14,264-foot summit of Mount Evans (via Summit Daily News). Parades are ready to roll and cemeteries await visitors too, but The Denver Post reports there’s a 30 percent chance of rain through Monday. Regardless, countless barbecues will take place and the state’s parks will be full while campsites all over are going fast. Take a tour of Colorado’s 10 best state parks in the current issue of 5280 Magazine. Of course it’s a great time to kick back with a drink, but be mindful: the Colorado State Patrol aims for an “unprecedented level” of drunk driving enforcement this year, reports 9News. And don’t forget the reason for the day off–remembering those who lost their lives fighting for their country, USA Today notes from the town of Falcon.

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