Chimney Rock: National Historic Site

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Look south as you drive across U.S. 160 in southern Colorado, between Pagosa Springs and Durango. What appears to be a spire of rock rises from the landscape like a sword thrust through the earth’s crust. You might glimpse a sign that informs you that the turnoff for Chimney Rock is near. Take it. The … Read more Chimney Rock: National Historic Site

Family-Friendly Glenwood Springs: Adventures for Everyone

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My heart clutches in my stomach as I watch my husband and two daughters swing 1,300 feet out over the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon. “Look mom, no hands,” one of my daughters shrieks. They’re securely belted in, and throwing their hands up in the air while screaming their lungs out is all part of … Read more Family-Friendly Glenwood Springs: Adventures for Everyone

North Sterling State Park: A Boater’s Paradise

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  This large, spacious reservoir on the high plains draws locals and tourists alike from May through September and waterfowl hunters during the hunting season. North Sterling State Park is a gateway to fun and relaxation. Elks Campground is open year-round. A boater’s paradise, this large irrigation reservoir offers great coves and fingers to explore … Read more North Sterling State Park: A Boater’s Paradise

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak and More

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From the 14,000-foot summit of America’s Mountain to the depths of nearby underground caverns, the Pikes Peak region of Colorado’s Front Range can be a cool place to play. The region’s official visitors’ guide lists no fewer than 50 attractions, but that doesn’t even scratch the surface for outdoors-loverswho want to hike, bike, camp, fish, … Read more Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak and More

Rocky Mountain National Park

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Long before tourists arrived, a lone Englishwoman explored the vastness of what is now Rocky Mountain National Park. Isabella Bird’s sojourn here came in the fall and early winter of 1873, not long after the mountain man and before the first pioneers built ranches here. She recorded her impressions in a book, A Lady’s Life … Read more Rocky Mountain National Park

Winter in Ouray

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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 the San Juan Mountains. The town sits at 7,700 feet, and is surrounded by peaks that soar another 5,000 feet. … Read more Winter in Ouray

Spend Time Outdoors in Estes Park

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 The main draw to people who plan to visit Estes Park, Colorado, is the vast number of outdoor activities and attractions the area provides. As the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, it has numerous areas where you can spend hours enjoying the beauty of Colorado’s mountain range. As you are planning for your Colorado … Read more Spend Time Outdoors in Estes Park

Castlewood Canyon State Park: Enjoy Nature

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 Castlewood Canyon State Park is a little-known spot that is sure to please any wildlife and nature enthusiast. This Douglas County state park, located south of Parker off Colorado Highway 83, is home to not only some of Colorado’s most magnificent plants and wildlife, but provides families with recreational opportunities. Among activities to be enjoyed … Read more Castlewood Canyon State Park: Enjoy Nature

Tour the Town of Frisco

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No matter where your travels bring you, no one would consider leaving without visiting the Main Street to get a feel of the area. This could be the reason that Frisco, CO is such a popular destination. Known as the Main Street of the Rockies, it’s a year round destination spot for Colorado residents and … Read more Tour the Town of Frisco

Chautauqua Park: Boulder’s Historic Landmark and Hangout

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  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 base of the dramatic foothills known as the Flatirons. When songsters aren’t strumming their guitars and filling the park with … Read more Chautauqua Park: Boulder’s Historic Landmark and Hangout

Jefferson County Open Spaces: Trails for the Whole Family

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With the abundance of mountains and variety of terrain that Colorado offers, there are places close to home that shouldn’t be overlooked when planning your next family expedition. If you’re seeking intricate geological features, trickling streams or great views above the city, consider the numerous trails and parks Jefferson County Open Space offers in the … Read more Jefferson County Open Spaces: Trails for the Whole Family

Montrose: Colorado’s Gateway to the Southwest

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If you’re headed to the Four Corners area of Colorado, chances are you’ll pass through Montrose. If so, take time to stop and appreciate this hospitable town with a few choice diversions. It’s the closest town to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, one of the nation’s newest national parks and worth a day of … Read more Montrose: Colorado’s Gateway to the Southwest

Exploring The Anasazi Heritage Center

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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 … Read more Exploring The Anasazi Heritage Center

Scenic Byway: Highway of Legends

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A massive sandstone wall soars skyward from the grassy terrain. As it extends up a slope to the bald, gray Spanish Peaks, its pink, ochre and rust tones shimmer under the afternoon sun. Like spokes on a wheel, the Dakota Wall and more than 400 other rock formations radiate from the towering sentinels. Throughout human … Read more Scenic Byway: Highway of Legends

7 Free Things To Do In Denver Before You Die

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 You don’t have to burst your bank account to have fun in the Mile High City. Denver has several free attractions and activities to offer. Here are our top seven free picks, coming straight from the natives. 16th Street Mall 16th Street between Wynkoop Street and Broadway Denver, Colorado 80202 303-534-6161 denver.com/16th-street-mall Let’s start with … Read more 7 Free Things To Do In Denver Before You Die