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If you're looking for the postcard perfect images of the Colorado ski resorts you see in magazines, Aspen is your kind of town. And if you're looking for a mining camp that made a..
When people think skiing in Colorado, Vail is often the first town that comes to mind.
Established less than 50 years ago, saying the small town has grown rapidly in popularity is quite an..
From tasting wine in Colorado's wine country to sipping a hot cocoa with views of snow-capped peaks, the Northwest Region of the state is a place meant for savoring life's finer things...
Thanks to the invention of the mountain bike and an abundance of natural slick-rock trails, Fruita is finally gaining much-deserved recognition as an outdoor paradise. Along with Fruita's..
The quiet, unassuming community of Mesa is a gateway to Grand Mesa, the world's largest flattop mountain. Visitors will enjoy panoramic views stretching from valley floor to the mesa top as..
Palisade, on the Western Slope, is in the heart of Colorado's wine country. Nearly a dozen area vineyards are producing small quantities of wines that are getting big attention. Each..
The word quaint might have been invented in Breckenridge. Its main street could be a painting of what a mountain resort town ought to look like.
The oldest and largest town in Colorado's..
Nestled in the Vail Valley just west of the famous ski and resort town of Vail, Edwards is the fastest growing community in Eagle County. Founded in the late 1800s, Edwards is home to many..
Nestled in the Eagle River Valley, at the base of Beaver Creek Ski Resort and 14 km (nine miles) west of Vail, Avon sprang up in the midst of the ski area's development. Although this town..
Just down I-70 from famed Summit County ski areas Copper Mountain, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge, snow riders find in Dillon a great pit stop and a close place to stay after a..
Situated east of Steamboat Springs along Highway 40, the small town of Kremmling offers access to virtually every outdoor pursuit in Colorado. It is close to three national forests: Routt..
This down-home, non-resort community about 30 miles west of Vail features friendly folks and a cozy mountain setting. Not only is this town close to Vail and Copper Mountain ski resorts..
Remember those days as a kid, when all you had to think about was where you were going to ride your bike, which mountainside to climb and what was waiting on the table for your lunch? Well..
At the base of the White River Plateau, about an hour northeast of Grand Junction, Rifle is where ranchers gather, deer and elk hunters talk guns, and campers stock up for adventures in the..
Nestled between the majestic Sopris and Basalt mountains, cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking trails abound through thousands of acres of pristine mountain wilderness. Today..
Nestled on the banks of the White River, Buford is the perfect stop before entering the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, a pristine 235,000-acre hiking and fishing paradise. Buford is a small..
The picturesque town of Carbondale is located 170 miles west of Denver and 30 miles from Aspen in the heart of Colorado's central Rocky Mountains. Touted as one of “The Top 10..
Situated in Colorado's northwest quadrant, this quiet little town outside Steamboat Springs serves as the perfect resting point during a trip to Steamboat Lake State Park. The old-fashioned..
Considered a suburb of Grand Junction, Clifton remains a small, unincorporated community.
Sometimes overshadowed by the towns that flank it - the mountain biking hub of Fruita and the..
Marked by the cliffs atop Fremont Pass, and located between the ski and mining villages of Copper Mountain and Leadville, today’s Climax is considered a ghost town. However, the..
This hidden community offers spectacular views of the world's largest flattop mountain. Located about an hour east of Grand Junction, Collbran is, quite literally, at the end of the road..
In Craig, the former stomping grounds of the infamous Wild Bunch outlaws, you'll find saddles, spurs and stories of Western lore at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, one of the nation's..
Granby, in the Middle Park area of Colorado, falls between two well-known communities - Winter Park, with its ski area, and Grand Lake, at the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National..
The rugged ranching town of Gypsum lies west of world-class ski areas Vail and Beaver Creek.
Its name derives from the mineral deposits of gypsum found nearby.
Gypsum is crushed and..
This ranch town near Steamboat Springs is best known for its Yampa Valley Regional Airport, which most visitors to Colorado's far northwest fly in and out of on commuter flights from Denver..
The original town of Heeney was an offshoot of the dam construction that took place here in the 1930s. Since then, the sleepy community by the Green Mountain Reservoir has catered to..
More a ski area than a town per se, Keystone was built and planned to serve skiers and summer visitors. Visitors here get right down to the business of playing.
It serves all levels of..
Tucked away on the border of Eagle County between Vail and Steamboat, McCoy is a favorite area for hunting and fishing. Fly fishing is especially popular along stretches of the Colorado..
Located near the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, home to the world's largest herd of indigenous elk, Meeker is a true ranching town. Fishing and hunting are also big businesses here. Area guest..
Sandwiched between Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts on the confluence of the Eagle River and Gore Creek, no-nonsense Minturn is a welcomed alternative to the resort vacation. Outdoor..
Situated 45 minutes from both Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Parachute is an easy place to pull off during any trip along Colorado's scenic I-70 corridor. The town is headquartered at..
This is that Colorado nook where visitors can learn the local scoop over a great hamburger and beer with local ranchers. Time nearly stands still in Parshall, near Kremmling, but what does..
Situated between Glenwood Springs and Rifle in the arid mountains along I-70, Silt offers the traveler all the basic amenities, plus a few extras. Downtown hungry drivers can stop for a..
Silverthorne, one of Summit County's bustling ski area gateway towns right off I-70, can provide a less expensive alternative to staying at the base of the mountain. Lodging, from condos to..
Situated on the far north border of Colorado, Slater is a very quiet cattle-ranching community. Amenities are nil, and only a post office marks this tiny border-hugging village. Dude..
Just over Muddy Pass on the way to Steamboat Springs, Walden rests on a high glacial plain at the headwaters of the North Platte River. Historically a favorite Ute hunting ground, the area..
Considered the gateway to the famed Flat Top Mountains, Yampa began as a hunting camp. Originally named Egeria, the town was renamed Yampa after numerous yampa plants were discovered in the..
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