Scenic Byway: West Elk Loop

Soaring mountain peaks, fathomless canyons, vast forests, crystalline reservoirs, verdant river valleys, teeming fruit orchards — these diverse sights and more beautify the West Elk Loop. Shaped like a rope with a lasso at its end, the route stretches south from Carbondale for 50 miles and then circles around the West Elk Mountains. Those who … Read more

Winter Park Restaurants: 10 Favorites to Try

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Whether the perfect ending to your alpine adventure is an elegant pot of Gruyere fondue or a finger-lickin’ slab of barbecue ribs, Winter Park’s restaurants have got you covered. Here are 10 town favorites to get your dinner quest headed in the right direction. Classy Cuisine Alberto’s 72287 US Hwy. 40 Winter Park, Colorado 80482 … Read more

Chaffee County, Colorado: A Boomer Paradise

“We may not be as young as we were, but we’re still cool,” says the oh-so-mellow voice on the radio. That’s the slogan for Hippie Radio, the local station in Chaffee County, Colorado, home to Buena Vista, Salida, Poncha Springs and Monarch Mountain ski area, some three hours southwest of Denver. I smiled when I … Read more

American Mountaineering Museum: A Gem in Golden

Do you know which two mountains are “bigger” than Mount Everest? Can you name the seven summits? What is monodoigting? The answers to these questions and more can be found at the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in historical downtown Golden, Colorado. The museum, named after mountain explorer and photographic pioneer Henry Bradford Washburn Jr., … Read more