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The Soothing Powers of the Indian Hot Springs 1

The Soothing Powers of the Indian Hot Springs

If you glance to your right while driving west along Interstate 70, you can see the whole town of Idaho Springs – a historic town rich in mining history and home to the Indian Hot Springs.  It’s a convenient stopover for a nice lunch on your way to the many ski areas along I-70.  If you have more time, it’s…

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Scenic Byway: Mount Evans

Mount Evans Scenic Byway Is Just 2 Hours From Denver Chilling winds whistle as byway travelers leave the comfort of their cars to scale the final 130 vertical feet to the summit of Mount Evans. The trail zigs and zags upward. Although the distance is only a quarter-mile, muscles burn and lungs crave oxygen. Within minutes, though, climbers stand on…

Kneisel & Anderson: Serving Georgetown Since 1883 2

Kneisel & Anderson: Serving Georgetown Since 1883

Kneisel & Anderson Customers come to Kneisel & Anderson, Georgetown’s oldest business, when they can’t find the specialty item they’re looking for anywhere else. The eclectic Colorado grocery sits just off historic Sixth Street in one of the many Victorian buildings that line the streets of the former mining town founded in 1859. The general store’s display windows hold a…

St. Mary’s Glacier: A Hiking Adventure 4

St. Mary’s Glacier: A Hiking Adventure

One of Colorado’s more attractive scenes is St. Mary’s Glacier, located in Clear Creek County, less than an hour’s drive west of Denver. It’s close enough for a day trip, yet far enough away to lose yourself in the quiet mountain serenity. Technically, St. Mary’s Glacier isn’t a glacier because the mass of ice and snow doesn’t flow down the…

Answer the Call of the Canyon When You Stay in Idaho Springs 5

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

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 above you. As you watch…

Summer Fun: 5 Free Activities to Do in Golden

As summertime comes to Colorado, so does the onslaught of outdoor enthusiasts. But you don’t have to leave the Denver area to find adventure. Golden, just west of Denver, offers a variety of free activities year-round that are especially fun during the summer months. So for those who like to keep things under budget and want to enjoy the outdoors…

Discover Serenity at Baxter’s on the Creek B&B

Traveling is often hectic. That’s one of the reasons why I always try to give myself a special treat when I’m traveling. Recently I was treated better than I expected when I first started looking for lodging in Idaho Springs. Sometimes you get an urge to just get away and relax, and although there is a lot to do in…

Visit Mangia! for Casual Italian in Idaho Springs 6

Visit Mangia! for Casual Italian in Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs is a community built out of the Gold Rush. It is located directly west of Denver, making it an excellent location to visit for those who want to be near the city, yet prefer the ambiance of a less urban Colorado vacation destination. It is named after a hot mineral spring that you can visit at the Indian…

Idaho Springs: Experience the Quiet Side of Colorado

Idaho Springs is the largest town in Clear Creek County, yet it only has around 1,900 residents. If you are trying to decide where to go in Colorado and are looking for a location where you can truly get away from it all, this quiet community just might be it. While your travel to Idaho Springs may be in an…

Idaho Springs: Serving Up Mind-Blowing BBQ and Enormous Mountain Pies 7

Idaho Springs: Serving Up Mind-Blowing BBQ and Enormous Mountain Pies

Being that it is a small mountain town, you’ll probably find your vacation to Idaho Springs is mainly focused on hitting the slopes to ski or snowboard.  While this is all well and good, you’re going to need something to fuel your body as you shred through the powder.  Idaho Springs offers up a variety of cuisine that is almost…