Riding in the Garden of the Gods

Trail riding through Colorado Springs’ Garden of the Gods with Academy Riding Stables is a worthwhile, unique mountain experience.

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Wild about the Wildflower Festival in Colorado

27th annual Crested Butte Wildflower Festival July 8 – 14, 2013 Gunnison-Crested Butte is one of the best hub locations for summertime hiking and wildflower explorations. It takes a lot to be dubbed the official wildflower capital of Colorado, considering the state’s natural beauty. The region is geared to skiing in the winter months, but… Read More

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2013 Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad – Schedule, events and information

All aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway

With many options for great summer getaways, a train ride on Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad leads the pack. Riders will experience the authentic West as they pass through New Mexico and Colorado’s most scenic areas on the train. The 2013 Cumbres & Toltec season starts May 25 and runs through Oct. 20, 2013.

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Discover historic Como Colorado

Como Eating House by Clinton Scott ca. 1898

The sleepy little town of Como, Colorado is a hidden treasure. Established in 1879, it was once a bustling railroad town. Today it’s the town that time forgot. Because there’s been no development here, much of it remains the way it was. Sadly, much of the town was destroyed in a 1909 fire and not rebuilt. Miners heading out from Denver for the gold rush towns of Leadville and Breckenridge rode the train over Boreas Pass.

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Aspen Meadows Resort: Luxury retreat in Aspen, Colorado

Kaleidoscop

Aspen Meadows, an all suite resort, has earned Forbes’ Four Star designation. The design and furnishings echo the Bauhaus philosophy of clean lines and functionality, using design to unite mind, body and spirit. In their eyes, nature was the unifying element bringing the trio together. All the resort’s contemporary buildings are either white or a color called “Bayer Blue,” named after the architect. It was the color of the façade of Aspen’s historic Hotel Jerome at the time the buildings were designed.

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Mesa Verde Country in Colorado: Churros, weavers and wine

Crabapple Farms

Agritourism is thriving in rural Mesa Verde, Colorado. “Talk is sheep,” laughs Betsy Harriston, while cradling a Navajo Churro sheep so we can run our fingers through the white wool. “This is genetically the same as the ancient sheep raised by the tribe for its blankets and clothes.” The sheep bleats plaintively in the expanse of Harriston’s Crabapple Tree Ranch near Mancos, Colo. in the shadow of Mesa Verde National Park.

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