Halloween in Colorado

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October in Colorado means cooler days and beautiful fall foliage. But this month has a fun, spookier side, with the tricks and treats of Halloween. Take a lantern-lit tour through a cemetery in Glenwood Springs, soak in some horror flicks in Telluride or visit a haunted hotel in Ouray. Here are six spooky activities to … Read more Halloween in Colorado

North Sterling State Park: A Boater’s Paradise

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  This large, spacious reservoir on the high plains draws locals and tourists alike from May through September and waterfowl hunters during the hunting season. North Sterling State Park is a gateway to fun and relaxation. Elks Campground is open year-round. A boater’s paradise, this large irrigation reservoir offers great coves and fingers to explore … Read more North Sterling State Park: A Boater’s Paradise

Venice: It’s Amore for Denver Restaurant

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The pinstriped powerbroker from Chicago sat perched on a bar stool, poking at his salad, scrutinizing the wine list and wistfully reminiscing about the fabulous Italian meals he gets back home. “Take it from me, there are no good Italian restaurants in Denver,” he professed. He shut his eyes tight and, for a moment, I … Read more Venice: It’s Amore for Denver Restaurant

Scenic Byway: Gold Belt Tour

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Cars creep along a ledge chiseled from a steep cliff. A creek tumbles through a granite gorge 200 feet below. While drivers rivet their eyes on the narrow road, passengers crane their necks to marvel at the view. For many travelers, this white-knuckle, eye-popping drive on The Shelf is the highlight of the Gold Belt … Read more Scenic Byway: Gold Belt Tour

Colorado River Headwaters

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High in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Colorado River is a mere ribbon of water as it starts flowing westward, gathering momentum, breadth and depth on the descent. The Colorado River Headwaters Scenic and Historic Byway accompanies this treasured water source for about 80 miles of its 1,450-mile journey to the Gulf of California. As … Read more Colorado River Headwaters

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak and More

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak and More 7

From the 14,000-foot summit of America’s Mountain to the depths of nearby underground caverns, the Pikes Peak region of Colorado’s Front Range can be a cool place to play. The region’s official visitors’ guide lists no fewer than 50 attractions, but that doesn’t even scratch the surface for outdoors-loverswho want to hike, bike, camp, fish, … Read more Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak and More

Rocky Mountain National Park

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Long before tourists arrived, a lone Englishwoman explored the vastness of what is now Rocky Mountain National Park. Isabella Bird’s sojourn here came in the fall and early winter of 1873, not long after the mountain man and before the first pioneers built ranches here. She recorded her impressions in a book, A Lady’s Life … Read more Rocky Mountain National Park

Shamrock Brewery – A Taste of Ireland in Pueblo Colorado

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In my experience, few dining establishments can shine in presenting a wide menu of fabulous food, all prepared to perfection. Each chef seems to have their own specialty, and as you get acquainted with all of the places for dining in Pueblo, you’ll be able to know where to get the best of what you … Read more Shamrock Brewery – A Taste of Ireland in Pueblo Colorado

Top 5 Water Skiing Spots In Colorado

Top 5 Water Skiing Spots In Colorado 10

Although most travelers usually visit Colorado for the plentiful skiing the mountains have to offer, summer is a great time to ski Colorado in a completely different way. Water skiing, wakeboarding and jet skiing are just a few great ways to enjoy Colorado’s many lakes and reservoirs. Many hardcore water skiers choose to join one … Read more Top 5 Water Skiing Spots In Colorado

Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis

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Dodgy characters and a hodgepodge of storefronts have long characterized East Colfax Avenue in Denver. But we love the busy street for all her charms. Nearly hidden among these haunts at East Colfax Avenue and Ivanhoe Street, Phoenician Kabob is a cozy Lebanese restaurant that brings a breath of fresh air on this side of … Read more Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis

Pete’s Kitchen: A Denver Diner That Never Sleeps

Pete’s Kitchen: A Denver Diner That Never Sleeps 12

Denver’s East Colfax Avenue is a thoroughfare that never sleeps. During the day, business people, artists, commuters, students, families and wanderers fill Colfax’s buses, sidewalks and streets. When night falls, the neon kicks on and everyone from graveyard-shift workers and concertgoers to ravers and insomniacs come out. Pete’s Kitchen, East Colfax Avenue and Race Street, … Read more Pete’s Kitchen: A Denver Diner That Never Sleeps

Olde Town Arvada: A Hip Hotspot

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Olde Town Arvada, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has become a hip hotspot. Located some 20 minutes from Denver, Olde Town Arvada is the next “really cool place,” says Scott Spears, owner of Scrumptious, Olde Town’s funky micro-creamery and candy shop. Scrumptious is one of the many shops and restaurants lining Grandview … Read more Olde Town Arvada: A Hip Hotspot

Girls’ Getaway: Take to the Nordic Trails

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In her native Sweden, Berit Daniels was just 2 when she first strapped on a pair of cross-country skis. “I’d shuffle around in my yard making loops in the snow,” she says. Nearly 40 years later, Daniels makes loops regularly on the scenic Spring Gulch Nordic trails, just a stone’s throw from her Carbondale home. … Read more Girls’ Getaway: Take to the Nordic Trails