Scenic Byway: Gold Belt Tour

Scenic Byway: Gold Belt Tour 1

Cars creep along a ledge chiseled from a steep cliff. A creek tumbles through a granite gorge 200 feet below. While drivers rivet their eyes on the narrow road, passengers crane their necks to marvel at the view. For many travelers, this white-knuckle, eye-popping drive on The Shelf is the highlight of the Gold Belt … Read more Scenic Byway: Gold Belt Tour

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History: 4 Million Artifacts All for Free

Colorado, once inhabited by the stegosaurus and other oversized giants, has proved to be a paleontological jackpot. One place to take a prehistoric journey is, of course, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Another is the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Although not quite as … Read more University of Colorado Museum of Natural History: 4 Million Artifacts All for Free

Dinosaur Ridge: Footprints of Time

Dinosaur Ridge: Footprints of Time 3

I’ve just walked through more than 50 million years of time in one afternoon. I’m not sure if it’s the remnants of a little boy’s fascination with dinosaurs or my present fascination with natural history, but the walk along Dinosaur Ridge was entirely captivating. The rock formations next to Alameda Parkway north of Morrison show … Read more Dinosaur Ridge: Footprints of Time

Canon City, Colorado: From Fossils to Festivals

Canon City, Colorado: From Fossils to Festivals 5

Set against the rising foothills of the Rockies, Cañon City enjoys a temperate climate, some of the most dramatic scenery in Colorado and numerous tourist attractions that will keep visitors busy. And it’s all 115 miles southwest of Denver. Dinosaurs walked here, and the proof is in the footprints, replicated for visitors to view at … Read more Canon City, Colorado: From Fossils to Festivals