Leadville’s Delaware Hotel: History Comes to Life

Leadville’s Delaware Hotel: History Comes to Life 1

At the center of Leadville’s National Historic District, the Victorian-era Delaware Hotel stands as a monument to a different time. A member of the Historic Hotels of the Rockies, the Delaware was built in 1886 during the town’s gold and silver rushes. Today, the hotel is still known as the “Crown Jewel of Leadville,” and … Read more Leadville’s Delaware Hotel: History Comes to Life

Kit Carson County Carousel: Take a Ride on History

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 The historic Kit Carson County Carousel (also known as PTC #6) was built in 1905 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company for Elitch Gardens in Denver, where it operated every summer until 1928. The Kit Carson County Commissioners purchased the Carousel in 1928 for $ 1,200, which included the delivery of the carousel to Burlington. Today, … Read more Kit Carson County Carousel: Take a Ride on History

Crested Butte: Distinctive Destination

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At first glance, you can tell Crested Butte, in south-central Colorado, is not your typical glossy ski resort town. The attention paid to retaining its mining-town character is evident – and exactly why Crested Butte was chosen as one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2008 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Wildflower gardens … Read more Crested Butte: Distinctive Destination

Exploring The Anasazi Heritage Center

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Far southwestern Colorado is synonymous with archeology, cliff houses and Native American history. But visitors don’t need to follow packed tours and camera-toting masses to experience the area’s wealth of Ancestral Puebloan culture. Just west of Dolores, the Anasazi Heritage Center makes a great preface for a trip through the region. The center features special … Read more Exploring The Anasazi Heritage Center

Discovering the Beauty of Picture Rock Trail

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Since Boulder County’s Picture Rock Trail was completed in 2008, mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders have been able to guide their way through woods and meadows, encountering spectacular mountain views along the 5.2-mile multi-use trail between Lefthand Canyon and Lyons. The trail twists and turns in a southerly direction, while climbing through the high … Read more Discovering the Beauty of Picture Rock Trail

Micro Brew Walking Tour

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Coloradans love their brewskis. And Colorado is the second-largest producer of beer in the country and is ranked third for the number of breweries per capita. It’s all about the water — fresh, clean Rocky Mountain H2O. Everyone knows that Coors, the largest single brewery in the world, is in Golden. But do you know … Read more Micro Brew Walking Tour

Answer the Call of the Canyon When You Stay in Idaho Springs

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You haven’t really seen the best parts of Colorado until you have driven Trail Ridge Road, the highest paved road in the Northern Hemisphere. At 14,260 feet above sea level, you can feel that you are at the top of the world, even though as you approach Idaho Springs, you know that Mt. Evans looms … Read more Answer the Call of the Canyon When You Stay in Idaho Springs

A Spirited Bunch: Central City’s Ghosts

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A ghost hunter’s fantasy, Central City harbors bodiless souls around every corner and in many of its historic buildings. The town, founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush, has had its share of fires, floods, disease epidemics and harsh winters, resulting in plenty of untimely deaths. Tragic mining accidents and the inevitable violence of a … Read more A Spirited Bunch: Central City’s Ghosts

Scenic Byway: Highway of Legends

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A massive sandstone wall soars skyward from the grassy terrain. As it extends up a slope to the bald, gray Spanish Peaks, its pink, ochre and rust tones shimmer under the afternoon sun. Like spokes on a wheel, the Dakota Wall and more than 400 other rock formations radiate from the towering sentinels. Throughout human … Read more Scenic Byway: Highway of Legends

5 Hikes Near Denver: See Colorado’s Beauty From the Top

5 Hikes Near Denver: See Colorado’s Beauty From the Top 10

Colorado’s Rocky Mountains attract hikers year-round with towering peaks, rushing whitewater and vibrant wildflowers. And with so many parks along the Front Range, Denver residents don’t need a congested drive on Interstate 70 to feel miles deep in Colorado’s natural beauty. South Table Mountain Cable cars once carried visitors up South Table Mountain’s hillside, and … Read more 5 Hikes Near Denver: See Colorado’s Beauty From the Top

Yampa River State Park: Camping And Boating At It’s Finest

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If you love nature and plan to visit Hayden, Colorado, then consider planning a day trip to Yampa River State Park. Here, visitors can explore a 134-mile stretch of the Yampa River, interacting with the flora and fauna that call this particular riverbed home. The park is located off US Highway 40 near Craig and … Read more Yampa River State Park: Camping And Boating At It’s Finest

Classic Meets Modern: The Edwards House in Fort Collins

Classic Meets Modern: The Edwards House in Fort Collins 12

 Being a bustling college town and having more restaurants per capita than any other place in Colorado, there is a lot to see and do in Fort Collins during your Colorado vacation.  With several dozen different lodging choices, there are just a few that stand out as exemplary. One of these is the historic Edwards … Read more Classic Meets Modern: The Edwards House in Fort Collins

Venture Back in Time to the Overland Trail

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Located on Highway 6, east of the South Platte River, the Overland trail commemorates the historic westward migration of gold seekers and early pioneers.The museum was named after the Overland trail stage route that was a branch of the Oregon Trail in Nebraska. The Overland Trail followed the south bank of the South Platte River … Read more Venture Back in Time to the Overland Trail