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Colorado Camping: Mesa Verde National Park a Favorite 1

Colorado Camping: Mesa Verde National Park a Favorite

Colorful Colorado just seems to be built for family camping because it’s packed with magnificent scenery, fascinating history and superb outdoor adventure. Of all the great places where our family has camped in the U.S. and Canada, we rank Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado as our all-time favorite. For several days at Morefield Campground, we slept under the…

Hot Springs Hot Spot: Luxury Lodging at Dunton Hot Springs

Wide-open Colorado skies, rushing rivers, waterfalls, and a legendary hot springs: this is what guests can experience at Dunton Hot Springs in the Southwest corner of the Centennial State. Far from “roughin’ it” in the great Colorado outdoors, this luxurious experience is a fantastic way to enjoy all that Colorado’s wilderness has to offer without sacrificing luxury accommodations or amenities….

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…

Patio Dining: Cooling Off in Cortez 3

Patio Dining: Cooling Off in Cortez

Bright sunlight peeks through the latticework and casts checkerboard patterns across large patio umbrellas. Spring has brought brilliant greens to the trees, and the small patio at the Shiloh Steakhouse is a welcome refuge from Cortez’s sweltering desert climate. In the far reaches of southwestern Colorado, Cortez is known for its proximity to Mesa Verde National Park. But should the…

Mesa Verde: Indian Arts and Culture Festival 5

Mesa Verde: Indian Arts and Culture Festival

One of the top 100 events in North America — so named by the American Bus Association — will take place May 27-June 5 at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado. The 11th annual Mesa Verde Country Indian Arts and Culture Festival will highlight the traditions, arts and culture of the Native American tribes in the area and the…