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Hoosier Pass Will Get You Rocky Mountain High

Hoosier Pass is one of our favorite Colorado high mountain passes. From its winding switchbacks to its view of numerous fourteeners, it’s tough to beat the outstanding drive over the pass. Highway 9, which traverses the pass, runs between Fairplay and Breckenridge. You should definitely stop in Alma (which sits in between) if time allows. …

The Fritz – Salida’s Most Delectable Eats

The Fritz is easily the best restaurant in Salida. I absolutely love Salida, but pizza and burger joints (that all serve up great brews!) primarily dominate the food scene. The Fritz sets itself apart by offering up delectable tapas and inventive food. It’s the perfect place to relax after an adventure-filled day of hiking, skiing, …

Boulder Chautauqua: Where History, Arts, and Recreation Find Harmony

The Colorado Chautauqua (aka Boulder Chautauqua or just Chautauqua), located just below the Boulder Flatirons, was started in 1898. It is the only Chautauqua west of the Mississippi River that has been in continuous operation since the zenith of the Chautauqua Movement in the 1920s. It is one of just a handful of such continuously …

Beer Review: Great Divide Denver Pale Ale

Beer: Denver Pale Ale Brewery: Great Divide Brewing Company Website: https://greatdivide.com/ Location: Denver, Colorado ABV: 5% Rating: 7.5/10 Great Divide Brewing Company has been in Denver for nearly 25 years and is a shining example of Colorado microbreweries.  Great Divide’s Denver Pale Ale is one of the brewery’s staples. Denver Pale Ale is a solid pale.  It has a nice transparent …

Drive Up the Pikes Peak Highway

The Pikes Peak Highway showcases breathtaking scenery along the 19-mile trip to the summit.  The road is asphalt all the way to the top.  Before you take the drive up the Pikes Peak Highway, be sure to check the road conditions by calling 719-385-7325.  They will tell you the weather/ road conditions.  You should also …

Hiking Tip: How to Read Colorado Terrain

Learning how to read Colorado terrain is all about the sun and the impacts it has on the landscape. The best piece of information we can provide to anyone who plans to hike, snowshoe, or adventure in the Colorado wilderness is simple advice on what to look for in the landscape. There are a couple …

Steamworks Brewing Co.

Since 1996, Steamworks Brewing Co. in the heart of Durango has been brewing up some of Colorado’s best beer. It has hauled in 14 Great American Beer Fest awards, 4 World Beer Cup awards, and accolades in publications across the country. Today, after over two decades of making amazing craft brews, Steamworks is an integral …

Top 5 Camping Areas Near Telluride

Who wouldn’t like a night out under the stars?  It’s nearly impossible to beat connecting with Mother Nature. And it only gets better by doing so in and around Telluride in a cozy sleeping bag.  The Telluride area provides a plethora of amazing locations for you to enjoy camping in the heart of Colorado’s San …

Tubing Clear Creek in Golden, Colorado

Tubing Clear Creek in the heat of summer is one of Golden, Colorado’s premier attractions. There are a number of man-made whitewater features to enjoy on a tube or kayak. One of the best places to park is along the west side of 10th Street next to Clear Creek. You can follow the well-marked trail …

South Park Brewery & Taproom

We walked into the South Park Brewery & Taproom and were immediately struck by the pleasant aromas, wide open seating and bar, and plenty of objects to keep a small child busy. We were eager to enjoy a cold craft brew after finishing up a daylong hiking adventure along the Gold Dust Trail. Our young …
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