Summer in Steamboat Springs: 7 Ways to Play

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One of the great joys of summer is getting outside and enjoying the sun. With its 300-plus days of sunshine, Colorado summers are as long as the mountains are tall, and one place to enjoy the blue skies and mountain highs is in the town of Steamboat Springs. We’ve gathered a list of seven cool … Read more Summer in Steamboat Springs: 7 Ways to Play

The Brown Palace: Denver’s Historic Gem

Beneath a grand ceiling of stained glass, the soft ringing of teaspoons as they hit saucers echoes through the atrium lobby of Denver’s historic Brown Palace Hotel. The sound of Afternoon Tea is coupled with melodious piano being played for guests, enriching the ambience that permeates the historic walls. Built in 1892 by Henry C. … Read more The Brown Palace: Denver’s Historic Gem

Peaks Trail: Four Seasons of Play

  Most people traveling the nine or so miles between Breckenridge and Frisco make use of Colorado Highway 9 or the bike path that parallels it. But when powered by foot, mountain bike or ski, the Peaks Trail is by far the more scenic answer. With a trailhead in Frisco, near Miner’s Creek Road, and … Read more Peaks Trail: Four Seasons of Play

Zip Lining Through the Rockies: Finding Your Teen’s Inner Tarzan

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My 19-year-old, Henry, is pretty set on being as “manly” as possible at all times. Yet even he looked a bit askance at the sight before him. “You mean I’m going to just be hanging on that little cable over that mess of a river?” he whispered to me. That “mess” of a river was … Read more Zip Lining Through the Rockies: Finding Your Teen’s Inner Tarzan

Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art

6055 Longbow Drive Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 1.303.729.3440 or 1.800.777.8716 x5 www.LeaninTreeMuseum.com   Boulder’s Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art Enjoy our FREE museum exhibiting 250 paintings and 150 bronze sculptures by 100 artists. This is a magnificent private collection of America’s master painters and sculptors of the post 1950 era and … Read more Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey: Award-Winning Spirits

Colorado produces dozens and dozens of delicious craft beers and an ever-growing list of top-quality wines. But it also boasts a bevy of small distilleries. One is Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, an award-winning spirit distilled in Denver, which recently moved to a new location at 200 S. Kalamath St. After five years in downtown Denver, Stranahan’s … Read more Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey: Award-Winning Spirits

Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs

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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 London” since it had many English tourists and settlers along with opera houses, fine hotels, and restaurants.  Colorado Springs is … Read more Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs

Bumps for Boomers: On Aspen Mountain

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Atop Aspen Mountain, we clip into short fat skis. Just over 3 feet long, these twin-tipped “skiboards” would look trendy on a teen, but that’s not us. We’re a group of gray-heads for whom the term “hip” is usually followed by the word “replacement.” For two of the next four days, we old dogs will … Read more Bumps for Boomers: On Aspen Mountain

Summertime in Colorado: Music’s In the Air

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Summertime in the Colorado mountains delights the ears. Tumbling streams, warbling birdsong, wind whistling down the canyons… every day is an open-air concert. But the Rocky Mountains also happen to be home to four nationally-recognized festivals with world-class musical offerings ranging from classical and bluegrass to jazz. And each takes place in a natural setting … Read more Summertime in Colorado: Music’s In the Air

Evergreen Eateries: A Full Range of Dining Options

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Less than 30 miles west of Denver, Evergreen, Colorado, is perfectly located between the metropolis and the mountains. The area is home to hiking trails, bike paths, scenic views — and more than a few restaurants to tempt your taste buds. So if you’re in town to stay or just passing through, set your sights … Read more Evergreen Eateries: A Full Range of Dining Options

Mush! Frolic In the Snow With the Dogs

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Every time Nick Miller, manager at Krabloonik Kennels, starts to hitch up his team, they go crazy. “They love it,” Miller says. “As soon as they realize they’re going out, they get excited, even if they’ve already been out that day.” Dog-sledding has become increasingly popular in many Colorado mountain towns and ski areas as … Read more Mush! Frolic In the Snow With the Dogs

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