Colorado is home to a number of things that are preceded with the word, "highest." For example, the Centennial State boasts the world's highest botanical gardens with Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, the highest natural hot springs pool in Glenwood Springs, as well as the highest tree-cut ski run.

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However, another attraction that falls into a similar category is unique in that it must be rebuilt each year. Keep scrolling to check out the world's largest mountaintop snow fort in Keystone, Colorado.

Keystone Colorado's Massive Snow Fort is the Highest in the World

If you've lived in Colorado long enough, you're probably pretty aware of the unpredictability that comes with the weather, especially in the winter.

However, it's the massive amounts of snow that accumulate in the state's high country that allows for the incredibly lucrative ski and snowboard industry to flourish as it does.

One ski resort that takes advantage of this situation and takes it a step further is Keystone. Keystone is a popular ski resort in Summit County but is a little bit more off the beaten path than others.

The ski resort has an annual tradition of building what is considered the world's largest mountaintop snow fort in an astonishing two weeks.

With the help of a company that specializes in snow and ice carving, the snow fort is usually completed and open for skiers and boarders to check out in mid-December.

Keep scrolling to take a quick virtual tour of the massive snow fort that was built in Keystone for the 2022-2023 ski and snowboard season:

Colorado is Home to the Largest Mountaintop Snow Fort

Check out a massive snow fort in Keystone, Colorado that boasts being the largest mountaintop snow fort in the world

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Vail Colorado is Home to the World’s Highest Botanical Garden

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail is open year-round and is the world’s highest botanical garden.

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KEEP SCROLLING TO LEARN MORE: Colorado is Home to the World's Largest Hot Springs Pool

Did you know Colorado is home to the largest hot springs pool in the world? Nestled just below Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs lies the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. You can easily see the pool from I-70. Because of its location, it serves as a warm welcome to the town for those driving in from the east.

Learn more about this natural phenomenon that's a great place to relax with family and friends.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde