Off the Tourist Track: The Quieter Side of Southwestern Colorado
Apr22

Off the Tourist Track: The Quieter Side of Southwestern Colorado

Far southwestern Colorado is synonymous with archeology, cliff houses and Native American history. But visitors don’t need to follow packed tours and camera-toting masses to experience the area’s wealth of Ancestral Puebloan culture. Just west of Dolores, the Anasazi Heritage Center makes a great preface for a trip through the region. The center features special and permanent exhibits that help interpret the history behind the people...

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Fine Local Beer and Excellent Food in Ouray
Apr19

Fine Local Beer and Excellent Food in Ouray

Known as the “Switzerland of America,” Ouray, Colorado is the perfect travel destination for those who love mountain scenery. In the summer and spring, many couples make their way to this community to be wed under the shadow of majestic mountain peaks. Outdoor enthusiasts don their hiking gear to trek through the mountains and see waterfalls and wildlife close up. If you are planning travel to this amazing destination, you will want...

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Pre-Ski Fuel-Ups: Where to Chow Down
Feb27

Pre-Ski Fuel-Ups: Where to Chow Down

If you want to tuck into a hearty breakfast to fuel a full day of skiing, look for the lines outside local restaurants in your favorite ski towns. They’re usually a good barometer of the food inside.Or ask a ski instructor – who also needs a good breakfast under his or her belt before beginning the day. Or hit up the clerk in the ski shop, who probably knows where to find a local bargain meal that also tastes good. Most of these local...

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Full-Moon Snowshoeing: Colorado’s Backcountry at Its Best
Nov28

Full-Moon Snowshoeing: Colorado’s Backcountry at Its Best

  I love snowshoeing. I love the sound of nothing but aluminum crampons crunching over a packed trail, and, even better, the thumping of 25-inch tails on fresh powder. I love the solitude; the cold, high-mountain winter air and the reward of blazing new trail that I know others will follow. It wasn’t until I started snowshoeing that I felt I had really experienced a Colorado winter. And it wasn’t until I ventured out at night...

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In Hot Water: Mother Nature’s Hot Springs
Nov23

In Hot Water: Mother Nature’s Hot Springs

No matter the season, slipping into natural hot springs is a relaxing, rejuvenating way to while away the hours. Heated by the planet’s interior, water bubbles up through cracks and fissures, typically gathering a load of minerals along the way. When the water finds its way at the surface, it’s Mother Nature’s hot tub. For all the talk about the lack of water in Colorado, we have an abundance of hot springs. Native Americans enjoyed...

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