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Winter in Ouray

Winter in Ouray

Ouray may not have its own ski area, but when it comes to winter sports, there is plenty to keep you busy. This hamlet in southwestern Colorado enjoys an envious location in the heart of…

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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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Lofty, Laid-Back Leadville

Lofty, Laid-Back Leadville

Leadville, at nearly 2 miles above sea level, is one of Colorado’s loftiest living mineral towns. The community of 2,800 sits at an elevation of more than 10,000 feet and lies near the headwaters of…

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Chicago Basin: A Photographers Dream

Chicago Basin: A Photographers Dream

If the Mobil Travel Guides rated wilderness, Chicago Basin would certainly garner five stars. It is nestled high in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, one of the most rugged and seductive alpine regions…

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Explore Breckenridge in Summer for Even More Outdoor Fun

Explore Breckenridge in Summer for Even More Outdoor Fun

Most people plan travel to Breckenridge, Colorado to enjoy the thrill of the ski slopes, but the summer is also an excellent time to visit this mountain community. Once the snow melts, the natural wonders…

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Central City Opera House: Something to Sing About

Central City Opera House: Something to Sing About

Central City, 35 miles west of Denver, may be known best to outsiders as a gambling town, but the casinos aren’t the only attractions. The Central City Opera House, built in 1878, offers a historic…

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Summit County: Colorado’s Affordable Ski Destination

Summit County: Colorado’s Affordable Ski Destination

It can be expensive for a family to go skiing, especially in resort-rich Colorado. Kim and Ben Amiot know that all too well. Every winter the Columbia, Mo., couple journeys to the Colorado Rockies for…

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Idaho Springs: Experience the Quiet Side of Colorado

Idaho Springs: Experience the Quiet Side of Colorado

Idaho Springs is the largest town in Clear Creek County, yet it only has around 1,900 residents. If you are trying to decide where to go in Colorado and are looking for a location where…

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Pitkin, Colorado: The Ultimate Mountain Retreat

Pitkin, Colorado: The Ultimate Mountain Retreat

When you are looking for nature based Colorado attractions for your summer vacation, consider a visit to Pitkin. Whether you wish to soak in the hot springs, climb a mountain, or splash in a lake,…

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Colorado Scenic Byways: Peak to Peak Highway

For nearly a century, travelers have admired the Peak to Peak Highway’s forested slopes, snow-dusted mountains and sweeping vistas. In 1918, the state named the route its first scenic byway. When the Colorado Scenic and…

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Breckenridge Museum: A Rags-to-Riches Story of Barney Ford

Everyone knows Breckenridge as one of America’s top ski resorts. But not many visitors know that the town also owns a rich history of mining dating to the discovery of gold in 1859. Even fewer…

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Molly Brown House: Preserving Denver’s Past

Like most metropolitan cities with a vibrant downtown, Denver has a historic past still preserved. What once was a crude mining town attracting citizens with the prospect of gold, Denver quickly grew to become Colorado’s…

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A Brief History of Breckenridge: What Color Do You Like Your Gold?

Linda Kay Peterson pointed to the mountains as we stood outside the Breckenridge Welcome Center. “Look at the Ten Mile Range,” she said, “because that is the genesis of our mining town.” It’s a genesis…

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Scenic Byway: Silver Thread

On the Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway, modern travelers view sights that marveled 1870s stagecoach passengers. The mighty Rio Grande carves huge curves through a lush valley. Centuries-old mudslides scar a mountain slope. The…

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Salida Offers a Package of Surprises

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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