Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal 5

Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal

My son is down on his knees, eye-to-slitted eye with a bamboo shark. They are staring at each other in fascination, both of their noses touching the separating glass, about a finger thick and reaching just over my belly button. The brown-banded fish and the 3-year-old boy are almost the same size, now waving hands and fins at each other…

A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver 7

A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver

At an elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, Colorado’s capital city has an ear-popping altitude of one mile. Acclimate in the city for at least a day before heading into the high country, and you’ll find all sorts of “highs” inside the metro area. A few benchmarks in Denver hit the exact 5,280 feet of altitude point. After finding…

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A Complete Guide to Colorado Train Rides

If you want to experience some beautiful views and get a taste of history, Colorado train rides offer both. Railroading began in Colorado shortly after the “Silver Boom” in 1879. There were many obstacles to overcome due to the rugged topography forcing many lines to be built with the three-foot-right-of-way, as opposed to the four-foot plus. Construction crews also decided…

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Bridal Veil Falls: Trekking Telluride

Hikers in Telluride can journey to Bridal Veil Falls for spectacular views and also learn a little about the history of the small town tucked deep into Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. The onetime mining town sits at an 8,750-foot elevation and is surrounded on three sides by steep peaks. The trail to the top of Bridal Veil Falls has an…

Art Without Borders: The Museum of Outdoor Arts 8

Art Without Borders: The Museum of Outdoor Arts

Residents, employees and visitors to City Center Englewood and the Greenwood Plaza business park are exposed to masterpieces of art every day at the Museum of Outdoor Arts, and most are pretty hard not to notice. The Museum of Outdoor Arts Enormous sculpted Marzocco Lions and Greek Temple Dogs fiercely guard street corners, three gossiping bronze children giggle on the…

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7 Best Ski Resorts in Colorado

The excitement is growing in Colorado as the countdown to the 2020-21 ski season is just around the corner. Many ski resorts in Colorado provide a skier with a great day on the slopes. However, let’s take a look at some of the best of the best. Breckenridge Most everyone would put Breckenridge on their list of favorites. They scheduled…

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Forney Museum: Denver’s Transportation Hall of Fame

Car lovers and history buffs will love the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver. It’s a must-see for your next trip to the Mile High City. Denver’s Forney Museum of Transportation displays the best of transportation history, from locomotives, to automobiles, to horse-drawn carriages and other antique forms of travel. Located off Interstate 70 and Brighton Boulevard, near the Denver…

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Best 3 Day Itinerary in Telluride, Colorado

If you have two or three days to get away, you might consider visiting the former mining town of Telluride. Although it is about a six- hour drive from Denver, it’s a flight of less than one hour to arrive in the quaint town. Located in the southwestern corner of Colorado, the town attracts about 400,000 visitors per year. It…