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First-Timer’s Guide

Estes Park in winter

First-Timer’s Guide: Estes Park

There’s something for everyone in this Rocky Mountain town, from best-in-class outdoor recreation to delicious eats to historic haunts.

First-Timer’s Guide: Steamboat Springs

We never tire of the ever-busy Ski Town USA, which this season is undergoing major renovations and will become Colorado’s second-largest resort behind Vail.

First-Timer’s Guide: Pagosa Springs

Nestled at the bottom of Wolf Creek Pass in the 3-million-acre oasis of the San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Springs is the place to go if you want to soak in an outdoor lover’s paradise—and hot springs.

Monarch Ski Area Colorado

First-Timer’s Guide to Winter in Salida

Salida’s summer crowds thin when the snow starts flying. Come winter, you’ll find moderate temperatures and folks who are still skiing, riding, and soaking up the town’s burgeoning arts and restaurant scene.

First-Timer’s Guide: Minturn, Colorado

Celebrating its 115th anniversary this year, the charming town of Minturn is just begging to be explored. Nestled in the Vail Valley, it’s time to make this gem a destination.

First-Timer’s Guide: Lake City

Planning some last-minute summer travel? Don’t overlook this small mountain community, which boasts every kind of outdoor adventure you could desire (plus so much more).

A First-Timer’s Guide to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Twenty years ago, Congress declared 14 miles of Colorado’s deepest canyon worthy of national park status. If you’ve stood along the edge of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park’s namesake chasm, you understand why—yet the Black is still the state’s least-visited national park. We suggest you go before that changes.

Dillon Reservoir

First-Timer’s Guide: Dillon

You’ve likely considered Dillon a pass-through on the way to mountain towns with more name recognition. But it’s time to give this small Summit County enclave its due.

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