See Petrified Ancient Redwoods at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument near Cripple Creek, Colorado
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See Petrified Ancient Redwoods at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument near Cripple Creek, Colorado

Did you know Colorado was once home to giant redwood trees, similar to those found in California and Oregon?  Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is considered one of the world’s richest fossil deposits.  It has yielded more than 50,000 museum fossil specimens from over 1,700 species including 1,500 insects, 150 plants and one of the … Continue reading

Hike to Colorado’s Only Geyser:  Geyser Spring Trail
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Hike to Colorado’s Only Geyser: Geyser Spring Trail

This is a hike that’s way down a dirt road off of Highway 145 between Dolores and Telluride in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.  I recently found out about Colorado’s only true geyser and immediately added it to my itinerary for my recent Cortez trip.  The trail is Geyser Spring Trail.  I turned … Continue reading

Four Nights in Durango, Colorado: Ancient Adventures, Food Finds and Chasing Waterfalls and Sunsets
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Four Nights in Durango, Colorado: Ancient Adventures, Food Finds and Chasing Waterfalls and Sunsets

I love exploring in and around Durango in Southwest Colorado, partly because of its unique topography.  You can explore desert and high alpine landscapes in the same day.  It’s a gateway to the Four Corners region and the sits at the base of the San Juan Mountains.  Durango is an authentic western town filled with … Continue reading

Fall in Vail:  3 Things to do While Leaf Peeping
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Fall in Vail: 3 Things to do While Leaf Peeping

A palette of autumnal hues is starting to blanket Vail, Colorado. While the golden aspens are the star, there is an array of colors from tangerine to scarlet to rust. Here’s three of my favorite things to do while leaf peeping in Vail. I did all of these in a day! I love taking an … Continue reading

A Summer Weekend at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs
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A Summer Weekend at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

Any weekend at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is wonderful, but if you’re looking for relaxation plus adventure a summer weekend at this luxury resort has it all. I recently went to celebrate special birthdays for my friends Cindy and Kirk. Our small group had a lot of golfers and they took full advantage … Continue reading