University of Colorado Museum of Natural History: 4 Million Artifacts All for Free

Colorado, once inhabited by the stegosaurus and other oversized giants, has proved to be a paleontological jackpot. One place to take a prehistoric journey is, of course, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Another is the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Although not quite as spectacular or large as the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Boulder museum has one...

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Boulder County Open Space: Picture Rock Trail

Since Boulder County’s Picture Rock Trail was completed in 2008, mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders have been able to guide their way through woods and meadows, encountering spectacular mountain views along the 5.2-mile multi-use trail between Lefthand Canyon and Lyons. The trail twists and turns in a southerly direction, while climbing through the high grass, short green brush and around the occasional tree until it...

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Allenspark: A Laid-Back Alternative

A visit to Rocky Mountain National Park often means staying in adjacent Estes Park. But you can ditch the big tourist crowds and go not too much farther away – to Allenspark. It’s a quieter alternative. And you may see a side of the park you haven’t seen before.Allenspark, about 17 miles north of Boulder and 12 miles south of Estes Park on the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway (Colorado 7), was a hot spot for ski jumping competitions from...

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St. Julien: A Luxury Hotel Forging Its Own Responsible Path

“Environmental Preservation” and “Cruelty Conscious” are not often associated with the luxury hotel industry–a commerce that is notorious for using billions of gallons of water washing towels and serving delicacies of veal and lobster in the opulent restaurants around the world. St Julien of Boulder breaks the mold and surpasses even Boulder standards of being an upstanding business citizen for the city. The luxury hotel is...

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Boulder Twin Lakes Inn: Reinventing Boulder Inns

When you think of bed and breakfasts or a Colorado inn, you typically think of an old renovated house in the historic district or lodge.  Boulder has redefined this notion with its Boulder Twin Lakes Inn.  Finding it somewhere in between an inn and a hotel, Boulder Twin Lakes Inn incorporates the best of both. Why It is Popular Proving that sometimes bigger is better, the Boulder Twin Lakes Inn hosts an impressive 33 rooms to choose...

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