Golden treasure awaits on the autumn road from Cañon City to Cripple Creek. The mountains are rich with historic gold mines, golden aspen leaves and glittering coins at casinos.
Four years after the Fourmile Canyon Fire set Sunshine ablaze, citizens of this close-knit community survive and thrive as a living testament to Coloradan fortitude.
Humans are just visitors in Dominguez Canyon Wilderness area, south of Grand junction; only animals live here full-time.
From vistas of golden aspens under snowcapped mountains to scenes of slithering rivers on the plains lined by cottonwoods, Colorado is full of fall photo opportunities. September and October are the peak months to go leaf-peeping. Here are eight great spots spanning the state to capture autumn with a camera.
Swetsville Zoo may not host the live specimens you would expect, but it still plays preserve to a formidable menagerie of metallic creatures. Meet the inhabitants of this one-of-a-kind sculpture garden in our exclusive 'web extra' slideshow.
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Colorado's gold rush brought humanity and hardship to these rocky mountains. Mining towns popped up by the dozen, but just as quickly found themselves abandoned as the politics of man and nature shifted. The 11 ghost towns on our list might be haunted by the past, but it isn't hard to find the beauty in these booms gone bust.
Want to know where the wildflowers grow? Every summer, Colorado's mountainsides explode in a Technicolor flora supernova.
With a the help of a very special telescope, the Little Thompson Observatory is bringing space home to Berthoud.
Pagosa Springs doesn’t end at the city limits. The people who live here feel an intimate connection to the river, the forests, the mountains and the ski slopes just up the road at Wolf Creek Pass.
Legend and reality meet in Ridgway, where the True Grit Cafe serves up home-cooked western fare to John Wayne afficionados and genuine cowboys alike.
Vail's Little Diner may be small, but the dishes whipped up by owner and chef Brain Little are anything but. Offering slope-side service and hearty portions of home-cooked delights, this diminutive diner has quickly earned a big reputation.