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

Stay at the Strater
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Stay at the Strater

Southwest Colorado is a place where the Old West and ancient history survive.  From marveling at the Cliff Dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park to taking in the breathtaking views from the historic Durango-Silverton Railroad, Durango fits the bill perfectly for adventure seekers, history buffs, and city slickers wanting to experience the Old West, yet … Continue reading