Decompress With A Stay In Durango

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Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two or a fun-filled Colorado vacation for the family, Durango proves to be the perfect staging ground for both.  With picturesque scenery all around and activities that encompass all the seasons, this town is sure to be anything but a letdown.  With a number of bed … Read more Decompress With A Stay In Durango

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

Colorado Golden Nuggets: Autumn’s Sweet Spots

We live in a state that proudly proclaims itself to be “Colorful Colorado,” and it certainly is. From purple mountain majesties to amber waves of grain, summers here treat our eye’s color-receptor cones to a good workout. It only gets better in the fall when autumn alchemy transforms leafy hillsides into mother lodes of gold. … Read more Colorado Golden Nuggets: Autumn’s Sweet Spots

Denver Metaphysical Fair: Getting Your Chakras Aligned

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Denver, known for its Old West, outdoor activities and … chakras? You’d certainly think so by the crowd that had amassed indoors at the Metaphysical Fair on this sunny afternoon. I had convinced my husband, Chad, to join me at the bi-annual fair, held in the spring and fall at the Denver Merchandise Mart. We … Read more Denver Metaphysical Fair: Getting Your Chakras Aligned

On Track: Hop a Ride Into the Past

Few sounds evoke Colorado’s history more than the mournful call of a train whistle echoing through a canyon. You still can hear that sound in many of the state’s mountain towns. It was by train that many settlers came, that miners plied their trade and commerce got its foothold on the state. It was by … Read more On Track: Hop a Ride Into the Past

Weekend Warriors: It’s Cyclocross Season

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For most Coloradans fall is synonymous with super-sweet apples, the Western Slope grape harvest and groves of golden aspen. But to a growing number of cyclists, fall means the start of cyclocross season. Merriam Webster defines the sport as “racing bicycles over rough terrain that usually requires carrying the bicycle over obstacles.” Imagine riding your … Read more Weekend Warriors: It’s Cyclocross Season

A Weekend in Estes Park: Not Sheepish on Scenery

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Its breathtaking setting certainly deserves the title, but Estes Park is not really a park ? At least not in the typical sense of the word. In geologic lingo, “park” describes a glacially cut, level valley between mountain ranges. And this is exactly where this picturesque hamlet is located. Estes Park, Colorado, is nestled in … Read more A Weekend in Estes Park: Not Sheepish on Scenery

Cheers! Great American Beer Festival

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Colorado is home to the Great American Beer Festival, one of the largest and most respected festivals of its kind. Think of it as the Academy Awards for the beer industry. For years now beer lovers — also known as cerevisaphiles, beer geeks and beer snobs — from around the globe flock here each fall … Read more Cheers! Great American Beer Festival

Breckenridge Oktoberfest

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In Breckenridge, Colo., autumn is the season for cooler temperatures, brilliant fall colors and, come the third weekend in September, Breckenridge Oktoberfest. The tradition of hosting the October-named event one month early traces back to the original party in Munich, Germany, where weather contributed to moving the festivities into September. It’s ideal timing for Breck, … Read more Breckenridge Oktoberfest

Lake City’s Vickers Ranch: Frontier Spirit Thrives in the San Juan Mountains

Colorado dude ranch vacations can be as simple or luxurious as you want them to be. From airy mountaintop cabin rentals with four-star gourmet meals and spa treatments to rigorous cowboy camping excursions, guest ranch proprietors are ready to make your Old West lifestyle vacation a reality. Adventurous travelers with a yearning for days gone … Read more Lake City’s Vickers Ranch: Frontier Spirit Thrives in the San Juan Mountains

Colorado Gold: Back Roads to Beauty

Come September, the mountains of Colorado make their annual grand-to-gaudy transformation. Alpine meadows turn straw yellow, and aspen-plastered hillsides become swaths of quaking gold. While virtually any road ascending the Rockies offers glimpses of gilded color, drivers with good tread, a bit of time and a willingness to do dirt will discover that the best … Read more Colorado Gold: Back Roads to Beauty

Berry Patch Farms: Pick a Peck in Brighton, Colorado

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There’s an old Zen tale of a man who, while running from a tiger, grabbed onto a vine and went over a cliff. While hanging, he looked over and saw a strawberry hanging on the vine. He plucked and ate it. It was the sweetest strawberry he’d ever tasted. Lucky for me, I’m able to … Read more Berry Patch Farms: Pick a Peck in Brighton, Colorado