Category: Seasonal

Springtime in Telluride: Head Outdoors

Spring is in the air and with the blooming alpine flora and fauna of Telluride, it’s time to head outside. With seemingly limitless options for outdoor activities in this spectacular mountain region, Telluride has something for everyone in the great Colorado outdoors. Ride with Roudy Viewing the breathtaking mountain vistas of the Wilson Range via horseback is a perfect way…

Enjoy Glenwood Springs Any Time of Year

Like any other town in Colorado, Glenwood Springs provides a bevy of activities to take part in year round.  During the summer months, vacationers can hike through the town’s ample national forest areas or explore them via a number of different modes, from rafting to horseback rides.  During the winter, visitors to Glenwood Springs can expect world-class ski and snowboarding…

Mountain Splendor: Summertime in Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Park is a prime Colorado destination for vacationers wanting mountain splendor and outdoor fun. Located near Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is a splendid summer getaway. In addition to Estes Park’s signature activities of hiking, horseback riding, wildlife tours and rafting, we’ve compiled a few activities that help travelers take advantage of this beautiful…

Summer in Telluride: 5 Ways to Play

Snow. Winter. Skiing. These are some of the best reasons to live in Colorado. But summer in the Colorado Rockies is even more magical. We have those few short weeks when we can don our shorts, savor the warm summer sun on our shoulders and play in the mountains to our hearts’ content. And one our favorite places to pass…

Breckenridge’s Evolution: From Snurfer to Snowboard

In 1965, Sherman Poppen bolted two skis together to make a snow-riding surfboard for his daughter. Dubbed a “Snurfer,” the design achieved instant popularity, and a manufacturer sold more than a half million of them the next year. The new winter sport it sired soon evolved into what we now call snowboarding. Early snowboards were rudimentary designs. Most were made…

Copper Mountain: Lift Off the Season

Snow – it’s the stuff boarders and skiers dream of – and it has arrived in Colorado’s mountains, where the slopes are getting ready for business. To celebrate the end of Colorado’s snow fast, Copper Mountain ski resort will host its sixth annual Lift Off festival Nov. 5-7 to mark the opening of the 2010-2011 season. The resort will kick…

A Yurt for the Night: In Colorado’s Snow Country

Like diamond dust sprayed on black velvet, shattered particles of light glisten in a crystalline winter sky. Overhead, the Milky Way spills a swath of creamy luminescence that flows through the celestial hemisphere. Stars glimmer with galactic intensity, undimmed by the glare of civilization. I stand mesmerized by the spectacle so seldom seen by city dwellers and condo-confined skiers. I…

Vega State Park: Perfect Place to Play in Winter

Colorado state parks don’t close just because it’s winter. They offer an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, no matter the season. Vega State Park, about 50 miles east of Grand Junction at the northeast edge of the Grand Mesa National Forest, is one park that serves the needs of winter enthusiasts. At 8,000 feet, the park is graced by snow…

Springtime in Rifle: 5 Ways to Have Fun

Rifle, Colorado, may be best known as a top hunting destination and outdoorsmen’s western retreat. But it’s also a scenic destination, with the Bookcliff Mountains as a backdrop and the Colorado River roaring alongside. Rifle is in the Colorado River Valley, about 26 miles west of Glenwood Springs. The area is surrounded by mesas, canyons and state parks, where trees…

Winter Fun for Families: Keystone and Snow Mountain Ranch

My 10-year-old grandson Anthony blasts right past me as I yell at him to turn. Like most kids, he likes to ski fast in the fall line, turning only when absolutely necessary. I try not to spend too much time teaching; we’re here to have fun together. Last year, I found two Colorado winter playgrounds where kid time is king:…