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Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls: Trekking Telluride

Hikers in Telluride can journey to Bridal Veil Falls for spectacular views and also learn a little about the history of the small town tucked deep into Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. The onetime mining town sits at an 8,750-foot elevation and is surrounded on three sides by steep peaks. The trail to the top of Bridal Veil Falls has an…

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Best 3 Day Itinerary in Telluride, Colorado

If you have two or three days to get away, you might consider visiting the former mining town of Telluride. Although it is about a six- hour drive from Denver, it’s a flight of less than one hour to arrive in the quaint town. Located in the southwestern corner of Colorado, the town attracts about 400,000 visitors per year. It…

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Halloween in Colorado

October in Colorado means cooler days and beautiful fall foliage. But this month has a fun, spookier side, with the tricks and treats of Halloween. Take a lantern-lit tour through a cemetery in Glenwood Springs, soak in some horror flicks in Telluride or visit a haunted hotel in Ouray. Here are six spooky activities to get you into the Halloween…

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Best Ski Areas for Beginners

When I look back at my first attempts at skiing, I wonder how I ever made it past the snowplow. I was on long, straight heavy metal skis, wore borrowed boy’s lace-up leather boots, Stephen Bradley hadn’t invented grooming yet, the teacher was my boyfriend and the rope tow at Loveland nearly shaved the skin off my fingers. The only…

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Outdoor Traditions

During the long nights of winter, nowhere does the full moon shine brighter than in Colorado’s high country. Tucked away from city lights, the silvery moon hangs like a lantern in the black sky, providing enough illumination for doing just about anything at night that you can do during the day. Mountain residents schedule nighttime activities by the lunar calendar,…

Colorado Golden Nuggets: Autumn’s Sweet Spots

We live in a state that proudly proclaims itself to be “Colorful Colorado,” and it certainly is. From purple mountain majesties to amber waves of grain, summers here treat our eye’s color-receptor cones to a good workout. It only gets better in the fall when autumn alchemy transforms leafy hillsides into mother lodes of gold. That’s when the state truly…

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 horseback is a perfect way…

Bohemian Spirit Thrives in Telluride’s Best Hotels

If you’re booking a Telluride hotel or condo, be warned: you’re about to escape the trappings of civilization. Everything about a Telluride vacation is out of the ordinary. Here among the 13,000 foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains, you won’t find generic chain hotels or gas stations, and your eyes won’t be assaulted with neon billboard advertising. Before word…

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A Cosmopolitan Choice for Dining in Telluride

After a day of exploring Colorado, the last thing I want is to have to prepare a meal when I get home. Luckily, there are so many great Telluride dining options to choose from that there is always a good reason to end the day with a delightful meal before I head home. Even though the town is tiny enough…

Alpine Loop Scenic Byway: Colorado at its Loftiest

Beyond the sleepy hamlet of Lake City, pavement ends and the forest road I follow turns to dirt. Mountains define our state and provide its identity. Within Colorado’s rectangular borders, the Rockies thrust their highest summits. Peaks form backdrops for our cities, provide venues for our recreation, control our weather, capture our water and furnish scenes for our beer labels….