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Best 3 Day Itinerary in Telluride, Colorado

If you have two or three days to get away, you might consider visiting the former mining town of Telluride. Although it is about a six- hour drive from Denver, it’s a flight of less than one hour to arrive in the quaint town. Located in the southwestern corner of Colorado, the town attracts about 400,000 visitors per year. It…

Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park: Jump Right In 1

Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park: Jump Right In

  Denver Water Park My daughter wonders where all the water comes from. She is in awe about the sheer volume of the wet element. We have gone swimming multiple times this hot summer, but nothing compares to Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park. There is not just one big pool here, but two, plus numerous slides, pirates cove, water rides…

North Sterling State Park: A Boater's Paradise 3

North Sterling State Park: A Boater’s Paradise

  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 during the spring and summer…

Shamrock Brewery - A Taste of Ireland in Pueblo Colorado 4

Shamrock Brewery – A Taste of Ireland in Pueblo Colorado

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 are hungry for. That why…

Denver Botanic Gardens: Year-Round Oasis 5

Denver Botanic Gardens: Year-Round Oasis

There is always something to be seen year-round at the Denver Botanic Gardens, even in wintertime, when more than a million gleaming lights turn the Capitol Hill complex into a fantasyland. Located off East 10th Avenue and York Street, this oasis in the city features extensive plant displays, with specimens from all over the world. Outdoor plants are chosen for…

Cross Orchards Historic Farm 6

Cross Orchards Historic Farm

Cross Orchards Historic Farm, tucked into the eastern edge of Grand Junction, is a working apple farm and historic site that gives visitors a glimpse of farming life in the Grand Valley in the early 1900s. In its prime, the ranch was operated by the Red Cross Land and Fruit Company, and the orchard was one of the largest in…

Kit Carson County Carousel: Take a Ride on History 7

Kit Carson County Carousel: Take a Ride on History

 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, the Carousel is housed in…

Venture Back in Time to the Overland Trail 8

Venture Back in Time to the Overland Trail

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 through northeastern Colorado. It is…

Elitch Gardens: Holding a Lofty Place in Denver History 9

Elitch Gardens: Holding a Lofty Place in Denver History

“Not to see Elitch’s is not to see Denver.” That sign on the giant Ferris wheel greets guests as they enter the Elitch Gardens theme park in downtown Denver, which, in 2010, is marking its 120-year anniversary. The slogan may have been more relevant when Elitch Gardens was in its heyday in north Denver, located for more than 100 years…

Summer in Steamboat Springs: 7 Ways to Play 10

Summer in Steamboat Springs: 7 Ways to Play

One of the great joys of summer is getting outside and enjoying the sun. With its 300-plus days of sunshine, Colorado summers are as long as the mountains are tall, and one place to enjoy the blue skies and mountain highs is in the town of Steamboat Springs. We’ve gathered a list of seven cool things to do when the…