Picture yourself fireside at Aspen's famed Hotel Jerome. —Courtesy of Hotel Jerome, an Auberge Resort
The quiet(er) moments between summer travel season and winter ski season are upon us. Translation: less traffic on I-70 and some killer lodging deals at Colorado resorts. Take advantage of the shoulder season with these epic discounts:
The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park
Through the end of...
October 21 2015, 10:35 AM
Glenwood Canyon bike path; Courtesy of Shutterstock
Let the good times roll with some of our favorite road rides across the state. As the last days of summer melt away, if you don’t find the time now, when will you?
Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail
This popular paved trail follows the Colorado River through stunning Glenwood Canyon between...
August 6 2015, 2:40 PM
—Photo courtesy of Heather Mundt
For residents of the Denver metro area, taking a day or weekend trip to Estes Park offers a fairly predictable itinerary of activities. There’s likely an outing into Rocky Mountain National Park or a shopping jaunt along Elkhorn Avenue. Perhaps it includes a tour of the renowned Stanley Hotel or a...
August 5 2015, 12:36 PM
The bright and spacious tasting room at Snowy Peaks Winery in downtown Estes Park.
Credit: Terri Cook
The Winery: Snowy Peaks Winery
The People: Snowy Peaks owners Candice and Erik Mohr are clearly not afraid to take a chance. Scientists by training, the duo worked as ecologists first in Arizona, where they met, and then in Colorado, where Candice grew up. But in 2003, after...
July 30 2015, 4:10 PM
Why we love it: An alpine summit hike with forever views, but requiring less commitment than a fourteener.
When to go: Late spring through early fall, before the snow really begins to fly.
This moderate hike on the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park has the look and feel of...
June 2 2015, 12:45 PM
Welcome to Estes! —Courtesy of Shutterstock
No matter the season, tourists and locals flock to Estes Park for its breathtaking scenery, various outdoors adventures, and unparalleled wildlife viewing. This historic town—it was named for a gold miner named Joel Estes, who “discovered” the Estes Valley in 1859—is also (and most notably) the...
March 18 2015, 10:21 AM
With temperatures hitting record highs across the Front Range, it's hard to imagine that colder weather exists elsewhere in the state. But tucked away 10,000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains is a winter wonderland. Emerald Lake, in Rocky Mountain National Park, currently has about 40 inches of snow....
February 12 2015, 11:00 AM
—Photo by Kevin Beaty
The bald eagle is somewhat of a local myth in Estes Park, Colo. Everyone in town knows it's out there, but not many have seen it. So it was a surprise and pleasure to see our national bird perched above Lake Estes near the power plant when I joined Gary Matthews for the National Audubon Society's...
January 15 2015, 10:00 AM