Decompress With A Stay In Durango

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Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two or a fun-filled Colorado vacation for the family, Durango proves to be the perfect staging ground for both.  With picturesque scenery all around and activities that encompass all the seasons, this town is sure to be anything but a letdown.  With a number of bed … Read more Decompress With A Stay In Durango

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

Peaks Trail: Four Seasons of Play

  Most people traveling the nine or so miles between Breckenridge and Frisco make use of Colorado Highway 9 or the bike path that parallels it. But when powered by foot, mountain bike or ski, the Peaks Trail is by far the more scenic answer. With a trailhead in Frisco, near Miner’s Creek Road, and … Read more Peaks Trail: Four Seasons of Play

Eating Your Way Through Paradise in Palisade

When sunny, warm days dawn on Western Colorado’s Grand Valley region, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy endless recreation options for basking in another glorious afternoon. Anyone who loves the outdoors has their pick of activities, from rugged rafting excursions along the Colorado River to sublime bike rides through Palisade’s wine country. However, one of the best ways … Read more Eating Your Way Through Paradise in Palisade

Gardening: A Four-Letter Word

My wife grew up in Nebraska where the word “garden” is a verb and crops are produced in neat and tidy rows. Her mother had a backyard garden and the neighbors did, too, and they traded seasonal fruits and vegetables among themselves, much like folks have done since woman first sat down and gnawed on … Read more Gardening: A Four-Letter Word

Springtime in Telluride: Head Outdoors

Spring is in the air and with the blooming alpine flora and fauna of Telluride, it’s time to head outside. With seemingly limitless options for outdoor activities in this spectacular mountain region, Telluride has something for everyone in the great Colorado outdoors. Ride with Roudy Viewing the breathtaking mountain vistas of the Wilson Range via … Read more Springtime in Telluride: Head Outdoors

Head to Ouray in Southwest Colorado for Outdoor Adventures

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Ouray is the Colorado town for the outdoor enthusiast, no matter what your level of physical activity is. High in the rugged Rocky Mountains, the tiny town of 800 offers hospitality to the visitors who have been lucky enough to discover the secrets the tiny town and surrounding area protect. Box Canyon Waterfall With thousands … Read more Head to Ouray in Southwest Colorado for Outdoor Adventures

The Wine Country Inn Makes It Easy to Enjoy Colorado Vineyards

If you expect a Palisade, Colorado travel experience to be on your radar soon, you may want to plan around one of the community’s regular festivals. These bring more entertainment opportunities to the region, and give you a chance to see some of the produce and wines at their best. The Spring Festival in late … Read more The Wine Country Inn Makes It Easy to Enjoy Colorado Vineyards

Girls’ Getaway: Spring for the Spas

My idea of a perfect weekend escape with friends? Two nights at a nearby (but not too close) hotel, pampering spa treatments, fine dining and plenty of outdoor activity. Throw in some red wine and lots of late-night girl talk, and I return home refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle real life again. Such a … Read more Girls’ Getaway: Spring for the Spas

Denver Metaphysical Fair: Getting Your Chakras Aligned

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Denver, known for its Old West, outdoor activities and … chakras? You’d certainly think so by the crowd that had amassed indoors at the Metaphysical Fair on this sunny afternoon. I had convinced my husband, Chad, to join me at the bi-annual fair, held in the spring and fall at the Denver Merchandise Mart. We … Read more Denver Metaphysical Fair: Getting Your Chakras Aligned

Springtime On the Slopes: It’s Party Time!

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Smile! It’s springtime in the Rockies, when snow is deep, temperatures are mild, days last longer and sun shines stronger. Best of all, you can sleep in while the snow softens to a cushy carpet and ski or ride later into the afternoon. Colorado resorts celebrate spring with an alpine version of the backyard party. … Read more Springtime On the Slopes: It’s Party Time!

Weekend Warriors: It’s Cyclocross Season

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For most Coloradans fall is synonymous with super-sweet apples, the Western Slope grape harvest and groves of golden aspen. But to a growing number of cyclists, fall means the start of cyclocross season. Merriam Webster defines the sport as “racing bicycles over rough terrain that usually requires carrying the bicycle over obstacles.” Imagine riding your … Read more Weekend Warriors: It’s Cyclocross Season

Aloha Organic Fruit: A Peach of a Place

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Steven Sherer and his wife Pat moved to Colorado’s Western Slope from Hawaii in 2008 with the intention of buying a small acreage in the Palisade area so they could have a few horses. Instead, they bought a peach orchard, and now operate a nine-acre orchard with 3,600 trees. Palisade, with its favorable 182-day growing … Read more Aloha Organic Fruit: A Peach of a Place

Wray, Colorado: Home of the Little Dance on the Prairie

They’re called greater prairie chickens for a good reason. These plump, 2-pound relatives of the grouse live in the tall-grass prairie and supposedly taste like chicken. Once hunted for food, the population of these ground-foraging birds has diminished so much, the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the species as “vulnerable.” Most of the … Read more Wray, Colorado: Home of the Little Dance on the Prairie

Two-Wheel Cruising: A Tour of Three Denver-Area Bike Paths

The Colorado sky seems color-enhanced. Rich blues tint the vibrant summer sunsets and most Coloradans happily traded their skis for flip-flops. The Denver area’s 100-plus miles of groomed bike paths are a great place for the whole family to enjoy the season’s longer days. Here is a look at three of them. Seven days a … Read more Two-Wheel Cruising: A Tour of Three Denver-Area Bike Paths