Fish, Finches, and Campfires: St. Vrain State Park

There are many things associated with summer.  Children are free from school for a few months, college students are coming back home, and people are looking to enjoy the sun and outdoors again.  Peppered with a number of lakes and steeped with wildlife, St. Vrain State Park can provide as an ideal stop for those … Read more

A Match Made in Heaven: Rainbow Trout and Surrealist Art

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Cradled at 7,220 feet in the Rockies and past snaking mountain roads, Evergreen offers its visitors a bevy of activities to take part in, both in the winter and summer months.  With a number of activities ranging from those found indoors to those enjoyed outdoors, visitors to the town will find physically challenging endeavors as … Read more

Skip the Hotel Chains: Local Lodging in Alamosa

In the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado, the landscape of Great Sand Dunes National Park is something totally surreal and unique. With 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a backdrop, miles of and miles of Namibian-looking sand dunes are one of Colorado’s most beautiful quirks. The national park offers great activities … Read more

Peace and Quiet and a Little Romance in Pueblo

Situated at the convergence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, Pueblo is part of the Front Range Urban Corridor in Colorado.  There are many aspects to this city that set it apart from the rest of the more popular Colorado vacation areas, mainly that it receives only about 12 inches of precipitation each year. … Read more

Headed West? Stay in Alamosa

If your Colorado travel plans bring you to the charming community of Alamosa, you are in for a treat. This true western town is known for its close proximity to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Here, you can explore the tallest dunes in North America. When you are done, take a soak in the hot … Read more

Celebrating a Big Anniversary with Colorado Monument

The year 2011 was a big year for the Colorado National Monument, and a big year for us.  My husband and I celebrated 5 years while we visited Colorado National Monument, and Colorado National Monument celebrated 100 years thanks to John Otto, who was the first custodian of Colorado National Monument. In 1907, Otto wrote, … Read more

Feeling Frisky? Have Some Fun in Fraser

With the nickname of “Icebox of the Nation,” one would wonder why you would visit Fraser, CO for your Colorado vacation.  While some might shun this city because its average temperature hangs precariously around 32° Fahrenheit, for others who enjoy frolicking in the snow or fun outdoor activities, it can provide a perfect epicenter for … Read more

Carson Nature Center: Canoeing, Camping and Climbing

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With 878 acres of open space along the South Platte River, the park offers children and adults the opportunity to experience activities such as hiking, mountain biking and canoeing, as well as the chance to see over 300 species of wildlife. Fishing is also popular in the park’s five lakes and the 2.5-mile stretch of … Read more

Mountain Splendor: Summertime in Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Park is a prime Colorado destination for vacationers wanting mountain splendor and outdoor fun. Located near Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is a splendid summer getaway. In addition to Estes Park’s signature activities of hiking, horseback riding, wildlife tours and rafting, we’ve compiled a few activities that help travelers … Read more

Head for the Hills: Denver Mountain Parks

Everyone knows that in our frantic world of cell phones, e-mail and the Internet, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to get away from it all. And, even without such high-tech items, who has the time to escape? It might be hard to believe, but 100 years ago conservationists were thinking about you, your stress and … Read more