Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal

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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 … Read more

A Complete Guide to Colorado Train Rides

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  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 … Read more

7 Best Ski Resorts in Colorado

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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 … Read more

Where is the Best Snowmobiling in Colorado

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Hey Coloradans, it is the time of year we all have been waiting for –  snowmobile adventure season. If you’re wondering where to find the best snowmobiling in Colorado, we’ve got you covered. Before you hit the powder, it’s time to pull the snow machine out of the storage shed and give it a thorough … Read more

The Soothing Powers of the Indian Hot Springs

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If you glance to your right while driving west along Interstate 70, you can see the whole town of Idaho Springs – a historic town rich in mining history and home to the Indian Hot Springs.  It’s a convenient stopover for a nice lunch on your way to the many ski areas along I-70.  If … Read more

Scenic Byway: Alpine Loop

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In the heart of the San Juan Mountains, the Alpine Loop Scenic and Historic Byway traverses sweeping tundra landscapes and crests two alpine passes. Tiny, fragile flowers hug sheer slopes tinged with cinnamon and saffron hues. On lower elevations, creeks gurgle through forested canyons. The 63-mile backcountry route connects Lake City with Silverton and Ouray. … Read more

Colorado Trail: From Denver to Durango

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Colorado, known for its outdoor lifestyle, has an extensive trail system, not the least of which includes the Colorado Trail, which ranks as one of the state’s top treks. This nearly-500-mile path winds from Durango to Denver, intermingling through valleys, fields and peaks in the Colorado Rockies. The Colorado Trail was the brainchild of Bill … Read more

3 Fun Things To Do In Chaffee County, Colorado: A Boomer Paradise

Chaffee County, Colorado – A Paradise Of It’s Own! “We may not be as young as we were, but we’re still cool,” says the oh-so-mellow voice on the radio. That’s the slogan for Hippie Radio, the local station in Chaffee County, Colorado, home to Buena Vista, Salida, Poncha Springs and Monarch Mountain ski area, some … Read more

North Sterling State Park: A Boater’s Paradise


  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 … Read more

SolVista Basin: A True Gem

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Dan Galleri, mountain host at SolVista Basin, doesn’t know what it’s like to wait in line to get in the parking lot at a ski resort. “If I showed up at a ski resort and had to wait in line, I’d be having a bad day,” said Galleri. Apparently, Galleri isn’t exaggerating when he says … Read more