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Family-Friendly Glenwood Springs: Adventures for Everyone

Family-Friendly Glenwood Springs: Adventures for Everyone

My heart clutches in my stomach as I watch my husband and two daughters swing 1,300 feet out over the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon. “Look mom, no hands,” one of my daughters shrieks. They’re…

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Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs

Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs

While many Colorado towns were settled by miners and ranchers, the appeal of Colorado Springs, the second largest city in Colorado, was its climate and culture.  In the late 1800s, it was known as “Little…

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Littleton, Colorado: More Than a Denver Suburb

Littleton, Colorado: More Than a Denver Suburb

Once upon a time, there was a little town southwest of Denver that served as the hub for a farming community. Founded by an entrepreneurial surveyor named Richard Little, he named it for himself: Littleton.…

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Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal

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…

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Roaming Durango with Kids: From Rails to Rafting

Roaming Durango with Kids: From Rails to Rafting

If Durango is your family’s summer vacation destination, start planning your itinerary now to experience the best kid-friendly activities available in this historic mountain town. Durango has such an abundance of fun things for kids…

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A New Educational Angle for All Ages

A New Educational Angle for All Ages

Opening day at the new Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon was a resounding success last August, and a steady stream of visitors continues to visit the 5-acre non-profit facility, enriching their mountain experience whether…

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Oink, Oink: Life On the Farm

Oink, Oink: Life On the Farm

“Mom! Come quick!” my 10-year old shrieks as we round the bend toward the barn at the Littleton Historical Museum. She has run ahead to see which animals are out this afternoon, and she hasn’t…

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Kitty, Kitty!: A Wild Kingdom on the Plains

Kitty, Kitty!: A Wild Kingdom on the Plains

The unpaved highway rises and dips like a lazy rollercoaster as we roll along on the plains east of Colorado Springs toward Calhan. At the last crest, the animal refuge appears at the bottom of…

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Carson Nature Center: Canoeing, Camping and Climbing

Carson Nature Center: Canoeing, Camping and Climbing

With 878 acres of open space along the South Platte River, the park offers children and adults the opportunity to experience activities such as hiking, mountain biking and canoeing, as well as the chance to…

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Dinosaur Ridge: Tracks to the Past

Dinosaur Ridge: Tracks to the Past

It’s hard to envision when looking at the Front Range of foothills, but millions of years ago those mountains were at the bottom of an inland sea, an area that is now rich with dinosaur…

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Carousel of Happiness: Dream Comes True in Nederland, Colorado

Carousel of Happiness: Dream Comes True in Nederland, Colorado

The adjective “enchanting” has never come to mind in describing Nederland, Colorado, a laid-back, quirky, former mining supply town 18 miles west of Boulder. But the Carousel of Happiness, which had its grand opening May…

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Hot Spot: Soak Away in Ouray

Hot Spot: Soak Away in Ouray

Calming waves of hot mineral water envelop the body. Relaxed eyes gaze at mountains and forest. Nothing but sky hangs overhead. Simmering in an outdoor pool of earth-heated water may be the hottest way to…

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Canon City, Colorado: From Fossils to Festivals

Canon City, Colorado: From Fossils to Festivals

Set against the rising foothills of the Rockies, Cañon City enjoys a temperate climate, some of the most dramatic scenery in Colorado and numerous tourist attractions that will keep visitors busy. And it’s all 115…

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To Ski or Not? Loveland Has Bargains for Beginners

To Ski or Not? Loveland Has Bargains for Beginners

Colorado is known for the snow, and to live here and not ski or snowboard must be a sin. But we exist. Outsiders, living on the fringe of Colorado society, who frown at the first…

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Southwestern Colorado’s New Venture: Agri-Tourism

Southwestern Colorado’s New Venture: Agri-Tourism

Organic. Sustainable. Local. These buzzwords have taken on a new emphasis in southwestern Colorado. With a $50,000 grant in hand, the local tourism folks set out to establish a whole new genre for travelers –…

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Colorado Springs Castle: Glen Eyrie, A Place of Solitude

  The stone Colorado Springs castle stands tall on a gentle hill, framed by century-old trees and a sandstone canyon wall as its backdrop. The Glen Eyrie castle, and the story of the man who…

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Denver-Area Skateparks: 5 Places to Ride the Concrete Waves

With Colorado’s mountains and open plains, wave riders may experience ocean withdrawals in the beautiful landlocked state. But the Denver area offers an alternative sport experience. Boarders can trade surf for skate and head to…

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Red Feather Lakes: Northern Colorado’s Best-Kept Secret

  Your Red Feather Lakes Vacation Starts Here After two epic years of road-tripping across America by RV, we found our perfect spot for a summertime base camp in Red Feather Lakes near Fort Collins.…

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