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Scenic Byway: Gold Belt Tour

Scenic Byway: Gold Belt Tour

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…

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Olde Town Arvada: A Hip Hotspot

Olde Town Arvada: A Hip Hotspot

Olde Town Arvada, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has become a hip hotspot. Located some 20 minutes from Denver, Olde Town Arvada is the next “really cool place,” says Scott Spears, owner…

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Thanksgiving At The North Pole

Thanksgiving At The North Pole

Whether you are in town on business, visiting family, or just taking a trip for the long holiday weekend, you don’t have to miss out on Thanksgiving just because you’re not at home! There are…

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Decompress With A Stay In Durango

Decompress With A Stay In Durango

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…

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Blake Street Vault – A Haunted Past

Blake Street Vault – A Haunted Past

For a first-hand look at Wild West history, check out the Blake Street Vault in downtown Denver. The restaurant’s original 19th-century architectural details and collection of Old West relics are something to see. But our…

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Keystone Ghost Towns

Keystone Ghost Towns

 Keystone’s reputation as an outstanding skiing and mountain biking region often overshadows other fun things to do in Summit County, but whether you visit during winter or summer, you’ll find plenty of recreation options besides…

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Central City/Black Hawk: Rivals Then, Rivals Now

Central City/Black Hawk: Rivals Then, Rivals Now

One hour west of Denver, the historic towns of Central City and Black Hawk still tell the story of Colorado’s roots. The Central City Mining District kicked off Colorado’s first gold rush. John Gregory discovered…

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Chautauqua Park: Boulder’s Historic Landmark and Hangout

Chautauqua Park: Boulder’s Historic Landmark and Hangout

  Historic Chautauqua Park, once part of a vast circuit of summer educational retreats across America, offers hiking, dining, lodging and cultural events. The Colorado landmark has transformed itself into a Boulder hangout at the…

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Colorado River: Paddling Through God’s Country

Colorado River: Paddling Through God’s Country

 Colorado was built for people who love the outdoors. And what’s not to like? With almost 300 sunny days a year and some of the best scenery in the country, it’s the perfect place for…

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Two-Mile High Leadville: Rich with Mining History

Two-Mile High Leadville: Rich with Mining History

Feverish mining activity in the late 1800s put Leadville, Colorado on the map. Its rich mines of lead, gold, silver, and other ores produced billions during its heyday and turned many miners, like Silver King…

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Scenic Byway: Alpine Loop

Scenic Byway: Alpine Loop

In the heart of the San Juan Mountains, the Alpine Loop Scenic and Historic Byway traverses sweeping tundra landscapes and crests two alpine passes. Tiny, fragile flowers hug sheer slopes tinged with cinnamon and saffron…

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Kit Carson County Carousel: Take a Ride on History

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…

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A Spirited Bunch: Central City’s Ghosts

A Spirited Bunch: Central City’s Ghosts

A ghost hunter’s fantasy, Central City harbors bodiless souls around every corner and in many of its historic buildings. The town, founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush, has had its share of fires, floods,…

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Classic Meets Modern: The Edwards House in Fort Collins

Classic Meets Modern: The Edwards House in Fort Collins

 Being a bustling college town and having more restaurants per capita than any other place in Colorado, there is a lot to see and do in Fort Collins during your Colorado vacation.  With several dozen…

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A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver

A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver

At an elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, Colorado’s capital city has an ear-popping altitude of one mile. Acclimate in the city for at least a day before heading into the high country, and…

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If you enjoy visiting smaller towns, Salida, Colorado, might be the perfect spot for you to enjoy a vacation. The area offers beautiful scenery while you are bordered on all sides by mountains. In 2017…

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Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note

Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note When you see the all-vocal rock band Face, your first job is to lose all preconceptions of a cappella music. Forget old-time gospel-hour tunes. Ix-nay on…

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National Repertory Orchestra: Making Music in Breckenridge

When Indiana University music major David Waldman heard that his 10-minute private violin audition won him a spot in the National Repertory Orchestra, the first thing he thought was that he wouldn’t have to go…

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