Chicago Basin: A Photographers Dream

If the Mobil Travel Guides rated wilderness, Chicago Basin would certainly garner five stars. It is nestled high in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, one of the most rugged and seductive alpine regions to be found in the 48 contiguous states. At 11,000 feet above sea level, its long, terraced valley is filled … Read more Chicago Basin: A Photographers Dream

Birding in Eastern Colorado: The Plover Trail

Birds make their migration trek through Colorado every spring and fall, and bird watchers make their own trek to see them. While Colorado offers many western mountain views, for bird lovers and binocular-toters, the Eastern Plains is the place to be. The Colorado Division of Wildlife, Colorado State Parks and several other nature organizations teamed … Read more Birding in Eastern Colorado: The Plover Trail

Colorado Golden Nuggets: Autumn’s Sweet Spots

We live in a state that proudly proclaims itself to be “Colorful Colorado,” and it certainly is. From purple mountain majesties to amber waves of grain, summers here treat our eye’s color-receptor cones to a good workout. It only gets better in the fall when autumn alchemy transforms leafy hillsides into mother lodes of gold. … Read more Colorado Golden Nuggets: Autumn’s Sweet Spots

Aspen Explorer: Autumn Gilds Colorado Resort Area

Colorado color begins at higher altitudes and works its way down, yielding golden foliage from mid-September through early-October. This is a quiet time in Aspen, Colorado’s ritzy resort in the Rockies. Streets empty, restaurants seat without lines and opulent hotels, such as the St. Regis, The Little Nell and Jerome, offer caviar-quality quarters at steak-and-potato … Read more Aspen Explorer: Autumn Gilds Colorado Resort Area