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Exploring The Anasazi Heritage Center 1

Exploring The Anasazi Heritage Center

Far southwestern Colorado is synonymous with archeology, cliff houses and Native American history. But visitors don’t need to follow packed tours and camera-toting masses to experience the area’s wealth of Ancestral Puebloan culture. Just west of Dolores, the Anasazi Heritage Center makes a great preface for a trip through the region. The center features special and permanent exhibits that help…

Art and Culture Come Alive in Denver in June 2

Art and Culture Come Alive in Denver in June

Are you planning to visit Denver, Colorado at the beginning of the summer? If you are, you may want to check out some of the festivals and events that occur in June in the Mile High City. From events highlighting the culture of the people who make up Denver’s diverse population to celebrations of art and music, you will find…

Celebrate Culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival 3

Celebrate Culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival

If it’s June, then you know the Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up. Dating back to the early seventies, this popular summer event in Denver is a fun-filled day of music, food, dance and shopping for the entire family. Head to LoDo on Lawrence Street. Find the festival site in Sakura Square between 19th and 20th Streets. Admission to the…

Colorado Scenic Byways: Trail of the Ancients

On an arid, sage-studded plain, ancient towers stand like sentinels. Cliff dwellings nestle in alcoves in deep canyon walls. And symbols etched on rocks perplex modern wayfarers. These and other priceless vestiges of prehistoric communities grace the Trail of the Ancients Scenic and Historic Byway. Situated in southwestern Colorado, the 114-mile route forms a semicircle curving from the Four Corners…

Chuck Pyle: Folk Music Laureate of Colorado 5

Chuck Pyle: Folk Music Laureate of Colorado

When his first band, the Zesto Blues Cats, played for food in Steamboat Springs, circa 1969, the few folks in the bar couldn’t have guessed that 40 years later Chuck Pyle would become the folk music laureate of Colorado. His wise and funny songs have been recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Suzy Bogguss. Pyle’s…

It’s a Winner: Cripple Creek Opens Heritage Center

From the window wall of the new Pikes Peak Heritage Center overlooking Cripple Creek, watch the sun cast its golden glow over the town below and Sangre de Cristo mountain range beyond. It’s the panoramic kind of view home builders would pay a fortune to secure. But this view belongs to a $3.7 million visitors’ center that serves as an…

Lesser-Known Festivals: Head to Colorado’s High Country 8

Lesser-Known Festivals: Head to Colorado’s High Country

Colorado’s high country is home to hundreds of festivals and community activities — from blues festivals to culinary celebrations — that have become signature activities on their year-round calendars of events. But we’ve found some lesser-known events at Colorado destinations to consider when making your vacation plans. So head up to the high country – there’s a whole lot of…

Cripple Creek: More Than a Gamble 10

Cripple Creek: More Than a Gamble

The 1890s gold-rush boom town of Cripple Creek, on the back side of Pikes Peak, had nearly become a Colorado ghost town by the mid-20th century. Weekends, weak streams of visitors would meander up Ute Pass to the funky shops, odd little restaurants or, in summer, the melodrama. Then came the advent of limited stakes gaming in the 1990s –…