Millions of tourists visit Colorado each year with a short list of things to see while they’re here: Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Estes Park, the Coors brewery and the like. But for some 'elongate collectors', the pilgrimage to these locations is made to obtain more than just new memories.
As you walk down Main street in Trinidad, nestled along the Front Range 12 miles north of the New Mexico line, there’s no mistaking it for any other place in Colorado.
The town of Niwot is halfway between Boulder and Longmont. Actually, it’s halfway between a lot of things.
Just beyond the cliffs of Black Canyon lies historic Montrose, agricultural hub and hidden gem of art and adventure.
The Devil's Backbone may look - and sound - intimidating, but this unusual stretch of craggy rock offers Coloradans a heavenly time on the outskirts of Loveland.
A supersized ant eats an apple core taller than a human. A man shoots from a cannon. A glittering giant bison guards a bank. A sinuous nude graces the concrete. Sculpted surprises continue around every corner as one walks the streets of downtown Grand Junction through the public sculpture exhibit Art on the Corner.
An early morning chill hangs in the Durango fall air, the streets quiet, yet to wake fully. A shrill whistle pierces the stillness, cutting straight to the wandering soul of any traveler, a sound filled with new horizons, teary goodbyes and promises. The train’s steam whistle even seems to foretell the changing seasons, as fall reveals its golden autumn coat.
With only 4,000 occupants, this eastern plains town may appear at first unassuming, but there's more than just a century-old secret swirling in Burlington's city center.
Located south of Grand Junction and running southwest from Whitewater, the glorious Unaweep-Tabegauche Scenic and Historic Byway sweeps through unfathomably deep canyons and climbs skyscraper plateaus, taking us on a winding journey through an ancient and historied land.
Ever wondered what life was like for frontier-era fur traders? Visit the living history museum at Bent's Old Fort and experience it for yourself
“Like a sea in storm,” exclaimed Zebulon Pike Jr. in 1807 when he first witnessed the immense Great Sand Dunes nestled in a dogleg crook of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. From high above, in the toothed cirque of peaks surrounding the Crestone Needle, the dunes indeed appear as an unruly brown sea.
Life will always have its challenges, but when you live in Colorado, every day is like a walk in the park. Literally. The more you travel the state, the more it seems like every other place name includes the word “park” – and that can get pretty confusing.