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America's Best Tailgating Cities

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Boulder, CO

College: Colorado Buffaloes, Folsom Field

"Where else can you kill an elk in the morning, field dress it, pack it out and show up at the field in time for beers before the game?" asks Nick Clement, who was a walk-on defensive tackle at CU from 2001 to 2005. The University of Colorado’s outdoorsy setting boasts beautiful, sunny weather and gorgeous views of the Flatiron mountains.

Photo © Tim Stoops

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