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~ Wanderlust in the Centennial State ~

Tour around the Centennial State with us. Josh is a native son and big fan of pack burro racing, and Liz got to Steamboat Springs as fast as her parents could get there (25+ years ago). Together, we have over 60 years of experience traversing Colorado. In addition to the two of us, we have assembled a deeply passionate, knowledgeable, and talented team of Colorado travel bloggers.
Get out and explore Colorado!

Hiking Safety Tips

No matter what time of year you are going to hike, it’s important to hike smart.  Following Nomad Colorado’s hiking safety tips could save you some serious discomfort (or worse)! Plan Ahead: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GREAT HIKE OR A TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL IS UP TO YOU! Hiking and backpacking are all about planning …

Rockslide Brewery

By no means is Rockslide Brewery a hole in the wall. Well-established, they have served the downtown Grand Junction area quality beer and food for twenty years and counting. They are highly committed to sourcing excellent, local products when available–both for their menu and their beers! From the minute you walk in, there is a …

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 …

Enjoy Breathtaking Views Hiking Mount Crested Butte

The Town of Crested Butte lies neatly in the bottom of a great, green valley surrounded by peaks.  Smack in the center of the valley floor rises the monolith that gives the area its name: Mount Crested Butte.   The iconic shape of the butte dominates its surroundings.   Everywhere in the valley, you can see …

Hike the Palisade Rim Trail

There is a certain peace that comes with standing on a plateau and watching the Colorado River become engulfed by De Beque Canyon. Palisade Rim Trail is a trail one can take over and over and find a new wonder and adventure each time. It is popular not only for hiking but also trail running …

Snow Dogs Restaurant

Snow Dogs Restaurant is located in a little strip mall just off of Highway 133 outside of Paonia, Colorado.  Right next to the family’s motel, the Redwoods Arms, Anna and Kurt Raith have been feeding hungry patrons delicious fare since July of 2013. “The best hot dogs, burgers, and hot sandwiches in town.” – Snow …

Bravo! Festival at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of both the Bravo! festival and its home, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. Unless, like me, you grew up in Vail during the 80s, you might not remember a time before Vail was a destination for summertime adventure – hiking, mountain biking, lacrosse, the GoPro Games, and even …

Cowboy Up at F.M. Light & Sons

You can’t drive to Steamboat Springs, Colorado without having your curiosity piqued by F.M. Light & Sons. Every road that leads to the Western Slope mountain town is sprinkled with the infamous yellow, old-school billboards advertising $4.98 kids hats, Tony Lama boots, Levi Jeans, and more. 5th Generation Owned & Operated The more than 100 …

Bishop Castle: Colorado’s Whimsical Monument to the American Dream

Colorado’s open roads are calling. If you’re fueling up to make your way to the southern part of the state, don’t miss Colorado’s best roadside attraction: Bishop Castle. Yes, that’s right. There’s a castle in southern Colorado. Enclosed by the San Isabel National Forest along the Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway, the stonework fortress is located …
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