We all need time off from work. Why do we need to plan a vacation to get away from the daily grind?

We tend to think of sick days as just that, days to use when you're sick. That shouldn't always be the case. Use 'em when you feel awesome and want to do something fun and spontaneous.

If you dread coming up with an excuse, we got you covered. These excuses will only work in Colorado.

The doctor said you need more vitamin D and exercise and you've been prescribed a day hiking.

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There was a detour that led you straight to the mountains.

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You have "powder flu" and the only cure is deep snow.

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Your GPS gave you directions to [Insert Your Favorite Brewery].

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Your friend was stuck in a canyon and you had the only raft capable of saving him.

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Your horse escaped with you on its back.

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Your friend left with your bike on the bike rack and you had to follow him to the trails.

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You're in a good mood and don't want to ruin it.

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Face it. Some days are meant to be spent somewhere other than an office.

What are some of the excuses you've used?