Decompress With A Stay In Durango

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Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two or a fun-filled Colorado vacation for the family, Durango proves to be the perfect staging ground for both.  With picturesque scenery all around and activities that encompass all the seasons, this town is sure to be anything but a letdown.  With a number of bed … Read more Decompress With A Stay In Durango

Cross Orchards Historic Farm

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Cross Orchards Historic Farm, tucked into the eastern edge of Grand Junction, is a working apple farm and historic site that gives visitors a glimpse of farming life in the Grand Valley in the early 1900s. In its prime, the ranch was operated by the Red Cross Land and Fruit Company, and the orchard was … Read more Cross Orchards Historic Farm

Vail’s Natural Beauty All Year Long

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 Have you ever considered visiting Vail, Colorado, in the summer or fall? While the mountain may feel like the primary draw, with skiing being the premier activity, there is much to see and do in the Vail Valley when the snows melt. In fact, the Valley itself is a primary attraction, with outdoor activities welcoming … Read more Vail’s Natural Beauty All Year Long

Manitou Springs, Colorado

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Visitors to Manitou Springs once immersed themselves in the ‘60s hippie culture while indulging in old-fashioned entertainment. You can still do that, but the new Manitou, 4 miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is more “hippie chic” than “hippie chick.” You still can buy tacky souvenirs, hemp clothing and patchouli incense, eat saltwater taffy and … Read more Manitou Springs, Colorado

Central City/Black Hawk: Rivals Then, Rivals Now

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One hour west of Denver, the historic towns of Central City and Black Hawk still tell the story of Colorado’s roots. The Central City Mining District kicked off Colorado’s first gold rush. John Gregory discovered gold nuggets and flakes in Clear Creek and the event brought nearly 100,000 gold-hungry prospectors across the barren plains and … Read more Central City/Black Hawk: Rivals Then, Rivals Now

Tour the Town of Frisco

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No matter where your travels bring you, no one would consider leaving without visiting the Main Street to get a feel of the area. This could be the reason that Frisco, CO is such a popular destination. Known as the Main Street of the Rockies, it’s a year round destination spot for Colorado residents and … Read more Tour the Town of Frisco

Celestial Seasonings: Something’s Brewing in Boulder

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Visitors to Celestial Seasonings in Boulder can tour the factory and also enjoy original art, shop for tea-related goodies and learn more about this environmentally conscious organization. From its humble beginnings more than 35 years ago when founder Mo Siegel picked herbs somewhere outside Aspen and brewed up tea in his kitchen, the company has … Read more Celestial Seasonings: Something’s Brewing in Boulder

Experience Western Hospitality in Grand Lake

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 Grand Lake, Colorado is situated in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and stands as the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. This historic community offers a blend of restaurants and shops lining an authentic western boardwalk, so you can feel like a true cowboy or cowgirl during your visit. One way to truly … Read more Experience Western Hospitality in Grand Lake

Eight Romantic Getaways

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  This time, be the one who kisses. Treat your honey to an outing like no other. Here are eight romantic places and things to do in Colorado. We hope you’ll pick one and make some memories. Evergreen Highland Haven Creekside Inn Remember when you carved your sweetheart’s initials on a tree? Surprise her with … Read more Eight Romantic Getaways

The Gatherhouse-Glassblowing

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It’s called Gatherhouse, after the glassblowing term of gathering, or collecting molten glass from the furnace. Here at this Frisco studio and gallery, the name seems to have a second meaning. Minutes ago I was helping stretch an orange and yellow gob of hot glass into 15-foot rod, no thicker than my little finger. Now … Read more The Gatherhouse-Glassblowing

Two-Mile High Leadville: Rich with Mining History

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Feverish mining activity in the late 1800s put Leadville, Colorado on the map. Its rich mines of lead, gold, silver, and other ores produced billions during its heyday and turned many miners, like Silver King Horace Tabor into millionaires. In 1879, this mining magnate built Leadville the Tabor Opera House, which was once billed as … Read more Two-Mile High Leadville: Rich with Mining History

Leadville’s Delaware Hotel: History Comes to Life

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At the center of Leadville’s National Historic District, the Victorian-era Delaware Hotel stands as a monument to a different time. A member of the Historic Hotels of the Rockies, the Delaware was built in 1886 during the town’s gold and silver rushes. Today, the hotel is still known as the “Crown Jewel of Leadville,” and … Read more Leadville’s Delaware Hotel: History Comes to Life

Kit Carson County Carousel: Take a Ride on History

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 The historic Kit Carson County Carousel (also known as PTC #6) was built in 1905 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company for Elitch Gardens in Denver, where it operated every summer until 1928. The Kit Carson County Commissioners purchased the Carousel in 1928 for $ 1,200, which included the delivery of the carousel to Burlington. Today, … Read more Kit Carson County Carousel: Take a Ride on History

Crested Butte: Distinctive Destination

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At first glance, you can tell Crested Butte, in south-central Colorado, is not your typical glossy ski resort town. The attention paid to retaining its mining-town character is evident – and exactly why Crested Butte was chosen as one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2008 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Wildflower gardens … Read more Crested Butte: Distinctive Destination