Tag: wildlife

Scenic Byway: Trail Ridge Road

In an alpine meadow carpeted with lush grasses, newborn white-spotted elk frolic under the watchful eyes of their mothers. Travelers edge their cars onto the shoulder of Trail Ridge Road, opening their windows to gaze at the endearing wildlife “nursery.” Around another bend, snow-mantled Never Summer Range scrapes the sky. Such wondrous sites unfold as this Colorado Scenic and Historic…

Mush! Frolic In the Snow With the Dogs 1

Mush! Frolic In the Snow With the Dogs

Every time Nick Miller, manager at Krabloonik Kennels, starts to hitch up his team, they go crazy. “They love it,” Miller says. “As soon as they realize they’re going out, they get excited, even if they’ve already been out that day.” Dog-sledding has become increasingly popular in many Colorado mountain towns and ski areas as a different — and effortless…

Birding in Eastern Colorado: The Plover Trail

Birds make their migration trek through Colorado every spring and fall, and bird watchers make their own trek to see them. While Colorado offers many western mountain views, for bird lovers and binocular-toters, the Eastern Plains is the place to be. The Colorado Division of Wildlife, Colorado State Parks and several other nature organizations teamed up to create the Colorado…

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

Fittingly for a former toxic site now made environmentally friendly, the new Visitor Center at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge was designed and built to be “green,” with outdoor solar panels, renewable cork flooring and Colorado beetle-kill wood. The $7.6 million Visitor Center opened in May 2011. After a massive $2+ billion cleanup and restoration, Colorado’s old Rocky…

Discover Serenity at Baxter’s on the Creek B&B

Traveling is often hectic. That’s one of the reasons why I always try to give myself a special treat when I’m traveling. Recently I was treated better than I expected when I first started looking for lodging in Idaho Springs. Sometimes you get an urge to just get away and relax, and although there is a lot to do in…

Get Outdoors and Enjoy Nature in Lakewood Parks 6

Get Outdoors and Enjoy Nature in Lakewood Parks

Looking for something to do on a beautiful day? Whether you want to get out by yourself or are searching for family activities in Lakewood, Crown Hill Park should be on your list of destinations. The wildlife sanctuary won’t open until July, but the rest of the park can be fully enjoyed and a lot of families take advantage of…

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…

Make a Day of It Outside at Roxborough Park

You don’t have to travel far from Denver to experience the adventures that the Rockies have to offer. Red rock formations, mountain peaks and wildlife can all be enjoyed at Roxborough State Park. A leisurely stroll down a hiking trail can reward the visitor with the meeting of mule deer or a fox. Less frequently, but not ruled out, are…

Head to Ouray in Southwest Colorado for Outdoor Adventures 8

Head to Ouray in Southwest Colorado for Outdoor Adventures

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 of gallons of water a…

The Mariner Family Farm: A Unique Retreat in Palisade

Palisade, Colorado, is known as the peach and wine capital of the state. Here you can sample some of the freshest produce in Colorado while traveling through beautiful vineyards with the mountains as their backdrop. Add to this the friendliness of a small town community that truly loves its regular visitors and you have the perfect place for a relaxing…