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Historic Breckenridge: Explore Its Victorian Heritage

Historic Breckenridge: Explore Its Victorian Heritage

Historic Breckenridge, Colorado, well-known as a four-season playground for outdoor enthusiasts, takes its history seriously. The core area of the town itself is a National Historic District. The Breckenridge Welcome Center doubles as a two-story…

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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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Girls’ Getaway: Take to the Nordic Trails

Girls’ Getaway: Take to the Nordic Trails

In her native Sweden, Berit Daniels was just 2 when she first strapped on a pair of cross-country skis. “I’d shuffle around in my yard making loops in the snow,” she says. Nearly 40 years…

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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 Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail

Ski Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail

For all of my Colorado-born life, skiing has meant several things: Getting up early, throwing the skis in the car, fighting the Interstate 70 traffic and then schlepping same skis from the car to the…

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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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Best Ski Areas for Beginners

Best Ski Areas for Beginners

When I look back at my first attempts at skiing, I wonder how I ever made it past the snowplow. I was on long, straight heavy metal skis, wore borrowed boy’s lace-up leather boots, Stephen…

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Keystone for Families: 10 Ways to Have Fun

Keystone for Families: 10 Ways to Have Fun

A family ski trip to explore the snow-capped mountains of Colorado is an exciting adventure. But finding a one-stop resort to entertain adults and kids alike can be a daunting endeavor. One answer comes from…

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The Ritz-Carlton: A Perfect Mountain Retreat in Bachelor Gulch

The Ritz-Carlton: A Perfect Mountain Retreat in Bachelor Gulch

Perched atop a sloping hillside above the town of Avon, Colorado, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch hotel melds luxury accommodations with the majestic spirit of the Rocky Mountains. Opened in 2002 with 180 rooms, The Ritz…

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Full-Moon Snowshoeing

Full-Moon Snowshoeing

I love snowshoeing. I love the sound of nothing but aluminum crampons crunching over a packed trail, and, even better, the thumping of 25-inch tails on fresh powder. I love the solitude; the cold, high-mountain…

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Cross Orchards Historic Farm

Cross Orchards Historic Farm

Cross Orchards Historic Farm, tucked into the eastern edge of Grand Junction, is a working apple farm and historic site that gives visitors a glimpse of farming life in the Grand Valley in the early…

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Vail’s Natural Beauty All Year Long

Vail’s Natural Beauty All Year Long

 Have you ever considered visiting Vail, Colorado, in the summer or fall? While the mountain may feel like the primary draw, with skiing being the premier activity, there is much to see and do in…

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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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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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Estes Park Aerial Tram Offers an Exciting Adventure

The Estes Park Aerial Tramway is a great, affordable adventure offering an outstanding view of Rocky Mountain National Park as well as Estes Park. The views can all be seen from the summit of Prospect…

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Kneisel & Anderson: Serving Georgetown Since 1883

Kneisel & Anderson Customers come to Kneisel & Anderson, Georgetown’s oldest business, when they can’t find the specialty item they’re looking for anywhere else. The eclectic Colorado grocery sits just off historic Sixth Street in…

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Boyero – a True Ghost Town

Boyero, Colorado, is considered a classic prairie ghost town. The once-bustling area came about from the railroad tracks it supported and once reached a population of 500. Today there are so few people living in…

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