News Summary: Colorado floods could deter tourists

News Summary: Colorado flooding threatens to keep tourists away, even from undamaged areas

Associated Press

BAD VISUALS: Colorado's $16.7 billion tourism industry may need help to counter the images of dramatic flood rescues and washed-out roads. The worry is that catastrophic damage could keep tourists away, even from unharmed places.

SKI SLOPES UNHURT: Rocky Mountain National Park and its eastern gateway, the town of Estes Park, are off-limits and the extent of damage to the park still isn't known. The good news is that skiing isn't affected. Most of the resorts are farther west.

STILL OPEN: The state plans to use social media to get the word out about places people can still visit. That approach helped Vermont tourism recover after Tropical Storm Irene two years ago.

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