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Evergreen: A Place To Cool It

As Colorado summers grow increasingly hot, cool places look ever more inviting. Evergreen is a cool place to hang out on a hot summer’s day – in more ways than one. On a beastly summer day, when Front Range temperatures soar to three digits, it can be pleasantly temperate in the foothills community about 30 miles west of Denver off…

Visit Mangia! for Casual Italian in Idaho Springs 2

Visit Mangia! for Casual Italian in Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs is a community built out of the Gold Rush. It is located directly west of Denver, making it an excellent location to visit for those who want to be near the city, yet prefer the ambiance of a less urban Colorado vacation destination. It is named after a hot mineral spring that you can visit at the Indian…

Start in Granby for Fun and Food 3

Start in Granby for Fun and Food

Granby, Colorado is located directly between Grand Lake and Winter Park.  Located on Highway 40 about 85 miles west of Denver, Granby itself provides year-round activities as well as numerous options nearby.  As it’s situated between two well-known tourist destinations, it’s a perfect home base for local activities. Winter Park is home to Winter Park Ski Resort, and Grand Lake…

Gorge Yourself in Granby 4

Gorge Yourself in Granby

With all the activities to do in Granby, you’re sure to build up a ferocious appetite.  Blending old and new, Granby Colorado restaurants show a favor for traditional Italian cuisine and all-American steakhouses.  While this may seem like there is a lack of variety in Granby, they make up for it in the only way a ranching town can, by…

Grab a Bite to Eat While Enjoying Fraser 5

Grab a Bite to Eat While Enjoying Fraser

Fraser, Colorado vacations offer travelers the chance to enjoy a true western town located in a fertile river valley, where natural experiences await those traveling to the north central region of the state. From camping to exploring a forest and spending the day on a ranch, Fraser offers an opportunity to truly relax, unwind, and get away from it all….

Satiate Your Appetite in Alamosa 6

Satiate Your Appetite in Alamosa

What began as a small railway tent town, Alamosa was one of those places that seemed to pop up over night.  The city itself has come a long way since its humble beginning and has grown into the largest full-service city in the San Luis Valley, serving as the “Gateway to the Great Sand Dunes” located nearby. Thanks to a…

Idaho Springs: Serving Up Mind-Blowing BBQ and Enormous Mountain Pies 10

Idaho Springs: Serving Up Mind-Blowing BBQ and Enormous Mountain Pies

Being that it is a small mountain town, you’ll probably find your vacation to Idaho Springs is mainly focused on hitting the slopes to ski or snowboard.  While this is all well and good, you’re going to need something to fuel your body as you shred through the powder.  Idaho Springs offers up a variety of cuisine that is almost…

Crested Butte Restaurants: Tiny Town, Big Choices 11

Crested Butte Restaurants: Tiny Town, Big Choices

Take a drive through rural Western Colorado and you’ll encounter more horses than humans, but when you vacation in Crested Butte, you’ll be astounded at the array of gourmet restaurant choices in this hamlet of fewer than 2,000 locals. In fact, restaurants in Crested Butte are so plentiful that restaurateurs showcase two large food festivals during the year, the Wine…

Kids in the Kitchen: At Copper Mountain Pizzeria 13

Kids in the Kitchen: At Copper Mountain Pizzeria

This uncooked pizza clearly resembles the Rocky Mountains: Mounds of cheese jut from the 18-inch crust. Their giggling creators grab more of the shredded mozzarella by the fist full and drop it like avalanches on pepperoni slices and mini meatballs. Green stuff is conspicuously missing here. Spinach, peppers and broccoli are definitely not my kids’ palate when they have a…

In Grand Junction: A Lazy Main Street Sunday

You’ve hiked wickedly steep terrain through the Colorado National Monument’s remote canyons. You’ve rewarded yourself with visits to a dozen wineries, drinking enough tastes to fill a few bottles. It’s Sunday and you’re still in Grand Junction. Now what? Though many downtown businesses are closed on Sundays, Main Street can still be the perfect spot for a lazy day. Even…