Part of the Tri-Lakes region, Monument, along with Palmer Lake and the unincorporated community of..Leadville Information
Not everyone came to Colorado seeking gold. Other minerals played an important part in the state's..Creede Information
Even in Colorado settings just don't get much more spectacular than Creede, tucked into the San..Salida Information
Salida, which means exit in Spanish, is actually an entrance to some of Colorado's highest country...Westcliffe Information
From this picturesque town, sandwiched by the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountain ranges, you can..Divide Information
Perched atop 9,165-foot Ute Pass, residents in this serene community will tell you Divide is the..Fountain Information
Located at the base of towering Pike's Peak, Fountain is a small town with Colorado Spring's..See all locations in South Central Colorado
If you picture a Gold Rush miner as a grizzled old guy leading a burro, you might still see that today in Fairplay! Especially during its annual World Champion Pack-Burro Races and celebration. There's also an annual Mountain Man Rendezvous, where you can watch re-enactments of Colorado's earliest days.
And speaking of early days, it doesn't get much earlier than this: at the nearby Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area outside of the nearby town of Alma, you'll see trees that were seedlings roughly 2,000 years ago. Twisted and gnarled, these ancient conifers were shaped by the ceaseless winds that blow across the mountaintops.
In Fairplay itself, be sure to visit the South Park City museum. It has a main street flanked by 30 or so historic buildings brought here from the surrounding area including a trapper's cabin, a saloon, general store, blacksmith shop and other businesses that thrived in the late 1800s. This amazing collection is only open during the summer months and is run entirely by volunteers.
Fairplay has also been called the fishing capital of Colorado.
Anglers, be sure to bring your tackle, as you’ll want to throw a line in any time of year.
If you're looking for the postcard perfect images of the Colorado ski resorts you see in magazines..Vail Information
When people think skiing in Colorado, Vail is often the first town that comes to mind. Established..Boulder Information
Its first settlers came to hunt for gold, but today, this casually sophisticated university town..Denver Information
Scratch the veneer of the new-West look of urban Denver and you'll get a glimpse of the Old West..Denver Area Information
Even by American standards, Denver is a young city. The gold strike that launched it occurred just..Northwest Colorado Information
From tasting wine in Colorado's wine country to sipping a hot cocoa with views of snow-capped..Southwest Colorado Information
Southwest Colorado seems to put visitors under a spell. The area's beauty amazes, transfixing the..Front Range Information
Asked once to describe Colorado, Teddy Roosevelt demurred, saying, "The scenery bankrupts the..Telluride Information
Ooh! That's what most people say when they enter this town wedged in a picturesque glacial canyon..Southeast Colorado Information
Although history books usually begin with the 19th-century gold rush to the central Rockies, the..Northeast Colorado Information
Northeastern Colorado often catches visitors by surprise with its wide-open grasslands and seas of..See all locations in Colorado