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Prepare your eyes for a visual feast: South Central Colorado offers up a smorgasbord of pointed peaks, deep canyons and dazzling wildflowers. Streams of sunlight drape aspens in gold and..
Part of the Tri-Lakes region, Monument, along with Palmer Lake and the unincorporated community of Woodmoor, are so named for three community lakes: Lake Woodmoor, Monument Lake and Palmer..
Not everyone came to Colorado seeking gold. Other minerals played an important part in the state's history, as you'll discover in Leadville. And at 10,000 feet, it’s North America's..
Even in Colorado settings just don't get much more spectacular than Creede, tucked into the San Juan Mountains. Because it's situated in a former volcanic caldera, it's surrounded by sheer..
Salida, which means exit in Spanish, is actually an entrance to some of Colorado's highest country. It's surrounded by a dozen of the state's 50-plus fourteeners — mountains that are..
From this picturesque town, sandwiched by the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountain ranges, you can spot five 14,000-foot peaks, known as the Crestone Group.
Campgrounds in the San Isabel..
Perched atop 9,165-foot Ute Pass, residents in this serene community will tell you Divide is the middle of the known universe. Named for the point at which the waters of the South Platte..
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..
Located at the base of towering Pike's Peak, Fountain is a small town with Colorado Spring's big-city culture and conveniences just 10 minutes away. Recently named America's Millennium..
Set in the center of the vast San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, Alamosa serves as the region's hub for tourism. The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad brought commerce here in the 1870s..
The sound of the train whistle pretty much defines the southern Colorado town of Antonito, perched on the edge of the New Mexico border.
The Cumbres & Toltec Railroad is the big draw..
To many Native Americans, Mt.
Blanca is sacred ground. At 14,345 feet - the fourth highest peak in Colorado - Mt. Blanca watches over the sunny community that shares its name. Blanca..
Welcome to the scenic mountain community of Cascade, nestled among the Pikes Peak foothills and just minutes from Colorado Springs. Named for nearby waterfalls, Cascade beckons to visitors..
Conejos, or “Rabbit” in Spanish, lies just above the New Mexico border and continues to reflect the culture of Old Mexico. From the riverbank, this town rises above flowing..
Toward the end of the 19th Century, Cotopaxi became a whistle-stop on the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. Named for the Ecuadorian volcano (the highest active volcano in the world)..
A personal gift from the King of Spain in the 1600s, the area surrounding this picturesque mountain town has emerged in the last few decades as a spiritual Mecca for world religions. What..
Located along the tumbling whitewater of the Arkansas River on the eastern range of the Rocky Mountains, Florence visitors enjoy endless views and big adventure.
The community marks the..
Located in the heart of Pleasant Valley about 13 miles outside of Salida, the community of Howard offers quiet, peaceful living, and is especially popular among recreational vehicle..
The rustic village of Moffat breaks the monotony of a long, straight stretch of central Colorado highway. First pinpointed as an excellent railroad town, turn-of-the-century Moffat was..
What was once a mining town with saloons, gaming halls and about 100 houses has been reincarnated as a top ski and snowboard destination. Monarch Ski Area, perched atop a mountain pass in..
Along with some of Colorado's oldest towns, Mosca rests in the heart of the ancient San Luis Valley. Mosca is a simple crossroads along the Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway..
Tucked in a tree-lined canyon beneath the daunting 14,000-foot Collegiate Peaks, Nathrop is a quiet, natural community. In the late 1800s, the railroad chugged through Nathrop, dropping a..
Saguache is considered the northern gateway to the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado.
Resting at 7,800 feet, the town is flanked by the Sangre de Cristo mountain range on the east..
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