There Really is a South Park in Colorado
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There Really is a South Park in Colorado

Yes, there really is a South Park.  Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the television series “South Park,” used Fairplay, Colorado as the visual basis for the town South Park in their animated series. In Fairplay, there is a walkable museum called South Park City.  You literally step back in time in this South … Continue reading

Hiking the Shoulder Season in Breck
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Hiking the Shoulder Season in Breck

If you think May just means mud in the Colorado mountains, you’re wrong.  It’s a transition from snow and the grays and browns of winter to the vibrant shades of green of summer.  The shoulder season as it’s called is a secret season for folks like me who enjoy strolling through a quaint mountain town … Continue reading

Hike to Treasure Falls
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Hike to Treasure Falls

This roadside “attraction” is a real gem, a real treasure actually.  I was heading to Denver after a stop in Pagosa Springs and decided to make a stop at Treasure Falls.  According to legend, there’s “a treasure of gold” buried in the mountain home to the falls.  In the late 1700s about 300 Frenchmen secretly … Continue reading

Time at Talisa
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Time at Talisa

I had been wanting to check out Hotel Talisa, Vail’s newest resort.  The rosé event to kick-off Taste of Vail and celebrating two friends’ birthdays were the perfect excuse! Located on the west end of Vail, Hotel Talisa is a retreat on Gore Creek.  They have shuttles running constantly to take you to Lionshead or … Continue reading

Alone in Alamosa
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Alone in Alamosa

I spent a Sunday alone in Alamosa, Colorado….and I loved every second of it.  I was on the tail-end of road trip across New Mexico and was heading back to Denver when I stopped in Alamosa for a night to do a little research for a potential magazine article.  I had driven through Alamosa, even … Continue reading