Head to Colorado’s High Country For Some Fun Festivals

Beaver Creek Arts Festival

Colorado’s high country is home to hundreds of festivals and community activities — from blues festivals to culinary celebrations — that have become signature activities on their year-round calendars of events. But we’ve found some lesser-known events at Colorado destinations to consider when making your vacation plans. So head up to the high country – … Read more

Winter Wonderland: Snowshoeing the Powder Along the Poudre

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The 1820s fur trappers who gave the Cache la Poudre River its name used the French phrase that translates as “hide the powder” to commemorate the large cache of gunpowder that they secreted along the river during a massive blizzard. Back then, they could not have imagined that the upper reaches of the river would … Read more

North Sterling State Park: A Boater’s Paradise

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This large, spacious reservoir on the high plains draws locals and tourists alike from May through September and waterfowl hunters during the hunting season. North Sterling State Park is a gateway to fun and relaxation. Elks Campground is open year-round. A boater’s paradise, this large irrigation reservoir offers great coves and fingers to explore during … Read more

Denver’s Dining Scene: What’s Hip and Hot

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Sketch — Chef Sean Yontz and veteran restaurateur — and now hotelier — Jesse Morreale considered making Sketch, their new subterranean Cherry Creek wine bar, a swanky, suave and seductive scene-stealer, but instead, they’ve created a whimsically charming — but strikingly designed — neighborhood spot for grape gurus and American food patriots. Here, amid the … Read more

Breckenridge Oktoberfest

Breckenridge Colorado Oktoberfest

In Breckenridge, Colorado autumn is the season for cooler temperatures, brilliant fall colors and, come the third weekend in September, Breckenridge Oktoberfest.  Also known as BRECKTOBERFEST! The tradition of hosting the October-named event one month early traces back to the original party in Munich, Germany, where weather contributed to moving the festivities into September. It’s … Read more

Cripple Creek: More Than a Gamble

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The 1890s gold-rush boom town of Cripple Creek, on the back side of Pikes Peak, had nearly become a Colorado ghost town by the mid-20th century. Weekends, weak streams of visitors would meander up Ute Pass to the funky shops, odd little restaurants or, in summer, the melodrama. Then came the advent of limited stakes … Read more