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

Drive the Million Dollar Highway
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Drive the Million Dollar Highway

The Million Dollar Highway in Southwest Colorado is considered one of the most spectacular mountain drives in North America.  It’s a white-knuckle drive where there are no guard rails as the road narrows with a steep drop-off.  It’s better than it used to be, but it’s still sketchy in places.  Frankly, I was glad I … Continue reading

Hike to Ice Caves, Waterfall and Erratics on Grottos Trail Near Aspen, Colorado
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Hike to Ice Caves, Waterfall and Erratics on Grottos Trail Near Aspen, Colorado

This is a short hike with a huge wow factor. The Grottos Trail off of Independence Pass near Aspen, Colorado, has geological wonders including unusual boulders, an ice cave and cascading waterfall. Grottos Trail is very popular. To be the crowds, do what my friend Lisa and I did. Get to the trailhead before 7 … Continue reading

A Peaceful “Rocky Mountain High” in the John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen
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A Peaceful “Rocky Mountain High” in the John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen

The scenic open space of John Denver Sanctuary is a fitting tribute to the singer famous for “Rocky Mountain High” and other songs written about the allure of the Rocky Mountains.  Prior to his death in a private plane crash in 1997, Aspen was his home for many years.  “Starwood in Aspen” showcases his love … Continue reading