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SolVista Basin: A True Gem

SolVista Basin: A True Gem

Dan Galleri, mountain host at SolVista Basin, doesn’t know what it’s like to wait in line to get in the parking lot at a ski resort. “If I showed up at a ski resort and…

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Colorado River Headwaters

Colorado River Headwaters

High in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Colorado River is a mere ribbon of water as it starts flowing westward, gathering momentum, breadth and depth on the descent. The Colorado River Headwaters Scenic and Historic…

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A Winter Wonderland

A Winter Wonderland

The little sorrel mare plunges joyfully through the powdery drifts, like a carousel horse freed from its pole. Her shaggy winter coat is frosted with snow and when she pauses at the hilltop, she snorts…

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Ski or Snowshoe to Dinner: At Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Ski or Snowshoe to Dinner: At Devil’s Thumb Ranch

The sun has set and the nearly full moon will soon be rising over the Colorado peaks. Skiers and snowshoers group outside the lodge at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, bindings latched and stomachs churning. It’s time…

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Winter Park-Fraser Valley: On a Budget

Winter Park-Fraser Valley: On a Budget

Colorado ski towns are often known for high prices, especially during their winter primetime. But vacationing in a mountain getaway doesn’t have to break the budget. The Winter Park-Fraser Valley area, 90 minutes northwest of…

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Experience Western Hospitality in Grand Lake

Experience Western Hospitality in Grand Lake

 Grand Lake, Colorado is situated in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and stands as the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. This historic community offers a blend of restaurants and shops lining an…

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Scenic Byway: Trail Ridge Road

Scenic Byway: Trail Ridge Road

In an alpine meadow carpeted with lush grasses, newborn white-spotted elk frolic under the watchful eyes of their mothers. Travelers edge their cars onto the shoulder of Trail Ridge Road, opening their windows to gaze…

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High Altitude Vintners Bring Hand-Crafted Wines to Fraser

High Altitude Vintners Bring Hand-Crafted Wines to Fraser

Many people are surprised to learn that Colorado is one of the top wine producing regions in the U.S., but a leisurely afternoon sampling local varietals at the Winter Park Winery will assure you that…

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Gardening: A Four-Letter Word

Gardening: A Four-Letter Word

My wife grew up in Nebraska where the word “garden” is a verb and crops are produced in neat and tidy rows. Her mother had a backyard garden and the neighbors did, too, and they…

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Snow Much Fun: Snow Mountain Ranch Packed Wth Adventure

Snow Much Fun: Snow Mountain Ranch Packed Wth Adventure

Remember sleep-away camp? Roasting marshmallows by the fire, bunking in log cabins, crafting leather belts, laughing in the dining hall with new-found friends… Picture your adult self at camp with your kids. Now add snow.…

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Hotels in Winter Park Show Why It’s Colorado’s Favorite

Winter Park Resort is known as “Colorado’s Favorite”.  Located only 67 miles northwest of Denver and 90 miles west of Denver International Airport (DIA), it’s the closest major ski resort to DIA.  Winter Park has…

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C Lazy U Guest Ranch: Full Winter Fun

C Lazy U Guest Ranch: Full Winter Fun

The ranch compound lies about a half-mile below. It would take two minutes to drive, but right now no vehicles are allowed on the roadway. This route to the ranch is reserved for us sledders.…

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In Hot Water: Mother Nature’s Hot Springs

In Hot Water: Mother Nature’s Hot Springs

No matter the season, slipping into natural hot springs is a relaxing, rejuvenating way to while away the hours. Heated by the planet’s interior, water bubbles up through cracks and fissures, typically gathering a load…

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Visit Local Eateries in Grand Lake

Visit Local Eateries in Grand Lake

Grand Lake is situated near one of the main entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park, making this mountain community an excellent base from which to explore Colorado’s national treasure. It also has its own attractions,…

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Fraser Lodging for the Spontaneous Traveler

Any type of adventurer who hits the open road in Colorado faces decisions of whether to just keep on driving or to stick to the schedule. Open sunny skies, snow-capped mountains piercing fluffy white clouds,…

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Denver-Area Skateparks: 5 Places to Ride the Concrete Waves

With Colorado’s mountains and open plains, wave riders may experience ocean withdrawals in the beautiful landlocked state. But the Denver area offers an alternative sport experience. Boarders can trade surf for skate and head to…

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Red Feather Lakes: Northern Colorado’s Best-Kept Secret

  Your Red Feather Lakes Vacation Starts Here After two epic years of road-tripping across America by RV, we found our perfect spot for a summertime base camp in Red Feather Lakes near Fort Collins.…

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How These Ordinary Men Became the Worst Colorado Serial Killers

Colorado is known as one of the most beautiful states in America. It offers the visitors and residents a magical landscape of mountains, high plains, plateaus, canyons, rivers, and forests. However, the state is also…

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