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

Visit Parker: Seven Ways to Have Fun

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If Parker hasn’t been in your travel plans lately, you may think the town 20 miles southeast of Denver is nothing more than an amorphous, fast-growing bedroom community. But the community of 48,000 people, which boasts a Western Victorian downtown, is making a name for itself as a cultural, recreational and artistic boomtown. Here are … Read more Visit Parker: Seven Ways to Have Fun

Enjoy Glenwood Springs Any Time of Year

Like any other town in Colorado, Glenwood Springs provides a bevy of activities to take part in year round.  During the summer months, vacationers can hike through the town’s ample national forest areas or explore them via a number of different modes, from rafting to horseback rides.  During the winter, visitors to Glenwood Springs can … Read more Enjoy Glenwood Springs Any Time of Year

Eric Zerowin: Roping Them In

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Stuck between a rock and a hard place? Not even close. Climbing guide Eric Zerowin sets anchors high above the shores of Lake Dillon as his two guests absorb the views. The late-morning sun shines brightly in the blue sky, and it’s too early in the day for summer’s afternoon showers to begin rolling in. … Read more Eric Zerowin: Roping Them In

Springtime in Rifle: 5 Ways to Have Fun

Rifle, Colorado, may be best known as a top hunting destination and outdoorsmen’s western retreat. But it’s also a scenic destination, with the Bookcliff Mountains as a backdrop and the Colorado River roaring alongside. Rifle is in the Colorado River Valley, about 26 miles west of Glenwood Springs. The area is surrounded by mesas, canyons … Read more Springtime in Rifle: 5 Ways to Have Fun

American Mountaineering Museum: A Gem in Golden

Do you know which two mountains are “bigger” than Mount Everest? Can you name the seven summits? What is monodoigting? The answers to these questions and more can be found at the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in historical downtown Golden, Colorado. The museum, named after mountain explorer and photographic pioneer Henry Bradford Washburn Jr., … Read more American Mountaineering Museum: A Gem in Golden