Tag: parks

Tour the Town of Frisco 1

Tour the Town of Frisco

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 tourists because the long list…

Chautauqua Park: Boulder's Historic Landmark and Hangout 2

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 base of the dramatic foothills known as the Flatirons. When songsters aren’t strumming their guitars and filling the park with the sounds of the lively…

Jefferson County Open Spaces: Trails for the Whole Family 6

Jefferson County Open Spaces: Trails for the Whole Family

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 foothills outside Denver. South Valley…

Montrose: Colorado's Gateway to the Southwest 7

Montrose: Colorado’s Gateway to the Southwest

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 exploration on its own. The…

Exploring The Anasazi Heritage Center 8

Exploring The Anasazi Heritage Center

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 and permanent exhibits that help…

Scenic Byway: Highway of Legends 9

Scenic Byway: Highway of Legends

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 history, these unique formations, called…

7 Free Things To Do In Denver Before You Die 10

7 Free Things To Do In Denver Before You Die

 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 one of Denver’s biggest tourist…

Elitch Gardens: Holding a Lofty Place in Denver History 11

Elitch Gardens: Holding a Lofty Place in Denver History

“Not to see Elitch’s is not to see Denver.” That sign on the giant Ferris wheel greets guests as they enter the Elitch Gardens theme park in downtown Denver, which, in 2010, is marking its 120-year anniversary. The slogan may have been more relevant when Elitch Gardens was in its heyday in north Denver, located for more than 100 years…

Top Five Gunnison Activities: Water Sports 12

Top Five Gunnison Activities: Water Sports

 At 7,700 feet of altitude and inside a river basin, Gunnison, Colorado is a well-endowed setting for summer fun and high adventure. Check out Gunnison for iconic outdoor Rocky Mountain activities like rafting and fly fishing, or try something new and brave the rapids by surf board, “duckie,” or stand-up paddle. Gunnison is so into its river sports that it…

Colorado Camping: Mesa Verde National Park a Favorite 13

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…