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Top Five Colorado Fourteeners for Beginners

Are you thinking about hiking your first Colorado Fourteener (aka 14er)? These five mountains are your best bets for success. Remember to check the weather before you head out for thunderstorms in the summer and poor conditions in the winter. During summer, try to complete your hike by the early afternoon to avoid lightening hazards. …

Como Eating House & Hotel, Depot, and Roundhouse

The Como Eating House & Hotel, Como Depot, and Como Roundhouse are all on the National Register of Historic Places. Our recent visit to Como, Colorado far exceeded our wildest expectations! David, the owner of the Como Hotel, and his best pal, Shadow, were incredible hosts. We stayed with them for three days and two …

Plan Your Next Colorado Road Trip With These 6 Easy Tips

Colorado Road Trip! Colorado road trip! These three words pretty much say it all. But what should you bring? Where should you go? How much time do you need to cover a good chunk of the state? Whether you live here, somewhere else in the US, or abroad, Colorado is a popular travel destination and …

Get Ready for Summer with Nomad’s 5 Best Colorado Hiking Trail Books

It’s often just better to grab an old-fashioned paperback book and jump into nature! There’s just something about feeling the paper’s texture, hearing the pages crinkle lightly in the wind, and smelling the heart and soul penned in every page. Here is a list of Nomad Colorado’s 5 best Colorado hiking trail books. Colorado Hiking …

Best Beginner Bouldering Areas Near Denver

Bouldering can be an amazing way to mentally and physically challenge yourself. I would best describe it as climbing at lower heights without a rope. The sport involves very little gear. Ideally, you need a pair of climbing shoes, bag of chalk, and a bouldering pad. It’s best to have a spotter, too! We love …

Spring into Vail’s Sonnenalp Hotel

Vail is a quintessential Colorado mountain town with a unique feel. We’ve enjoyed 4th of July weekends, winter getaways, and countless summer adventures in Vail’s splendor. However, spring and fall are our favorite times to visit because there are fewer people and deals on accommodations and restaurants. And there’s no place we’d rather stay than …

Canyon Pintado Rock Art Guide

Canyon Pintado Rock Art Tour on Colorado Highway 139 Douglas Pass This Canyon Pintado Rock Art Guide provides information on the Canyon Pintado National Historic District for travelers seeking adventure and a glimpse into Native American cultures dating back over 1,000 years. We were astounded by the quality of the rock art and beauty of …

Top Things to Do in Burlington

The City of Burlington, located along I-70 on the eastern edge of Colorado, was established in 1888. Small towns (which Burlington remains today) were needed along the Rock Island Railroad track during its construction. Burlington was set to become a junction town; but additional railroad track was never laid. Agriculture is the heart of Burlington’s economy and …

Mile High Stadium Salute

Anyone who spends time in Denver – heck, in all of Colorado – knows the Denver Broncos and Mile High Stadium are the biggest thing in town. In this post, we pay homage to the defending Super Bowl champions by giving them the Mile High Salute! And if Terrell Davis gets slighted once again on …

Sharptail Ridge Open Space (What is Open Space Anyway?)

Fresh Colorado air and blue skies. Not a car in the parking lot. No one in sight.  Perfect! The Sharptail Ridge Open Space, located just south of Denver next to Roxborough State Park, was as it should be – serene. I couldn’t wait to lace up my boots and take a quiet stroll through undisturbed …
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