Thinking about a family ski vacation, but not sure where to go? Out of all the ski resorts I've visited, Winter Park Resort, about 70 miles from the Denver airport, is by far the best for families.
Always drawn to the water and the coast, I found myself surprisingly at ease in the tranquility of the mountains and trees.
My goal was to visit a number of ghost towns and the ruins of long-shuttered mines, abandoned after the boom and bust cycles that have touched the extreme elevations of the state since the end of the Civil War. But truly deserted corners were harder to find than I expected -- and instead I found monuments to the iron will of the people who dared to settle some of the highest peaks on our continent.
Sure, you won't have any trouble finding a pair of Crocs in Boulder (they were invented here) or Phish-loving, mountain-hugging locals, but a good restaurant is a different story. Plenty of great eats abound and whittling them down to the five best is actually a challenging endeavor.
It's about one week into our kayak journey down the Colorado River, and we're walking along a highway. Record heat, record drought, and the river we're supposed to be following is nowhere in sight.
It's quiet and calm here, away from houses, roads and traffic. Restorative is the word.
Georgetown, Colorado offers a number of attractions, from the Georgetown Loop Railroad, Hamill House, Hotel de Paris Museum and Guanella Pass, a Sceni...
The food at Cima was every bit as good as The Westin Riverfront experience writ large, but even the restaurant delivered something special.
Elk herds roam the alpine meadows during the warmer months and Marmot and Deer are common. The most stunning features are the numerous mountain lakes that are easily accessible by well maintained trails.
The road then becomes a scenic byway and ascends all the way to the summit where you can view the ruins of the historic Crest House.
It's the kind of retro comfort food spot where you can order some serious bourbon cocktails and eat loads of fried chicken and mac 'n' cheese in a vinyl booth.
North Park is a wild, out of the way spot just a few miles shy of the Wyoming border. Stretching along the west side of the Medicine Bow mountain range it's considered the moose viewing capital of Colorado.
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