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    Skiing

    by speedy77 Updated Mar 30, 2004

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    Fondest memory: Skiing on Aspen Highlands Mtn. - especially down the Highlands bowl - is an exciting thing to do.... Everyone should try it.

    This is a picture, taken from Buttermilk Mtn. In the background you can see Highlands Mtn...

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    Reading materials

    by skullcrusher Written Sep 18, 2003

    Favorite thing: Anybody can drive up to a high mountain pass and take some pictures, but if you want to engage in some serious hikes or climbs I've found the following resourses to be especially helpful:

    "Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners" (Vol. 1- Northern Peaks & Vol. 2- Southern Peaks) by Louis W. Dawson; these two books are excellent guides if you're serious about attempting to "bag" a fourteener in summer, winter, or spring.

    "Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs" by Jerry Roach; another great book from a Colorado climbing master.

    ** For quality maps to use on the trail ...... IMHO, the best maps you can use are the "Trails Illustrated: National Geographic Maps" series. Why? Because they are very detailed topographic maps with relief features AND probably most importantly they are waterproof and tearproof. Really sucks being in the outdoors in the pouring rain and having your map turn to mush.

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  • Information about Colorado

    by denver1982 Updated May 15, 2003

    Favorite thing: I lived in Colorado the first 17 years of my life and it has really grown..here is some information for tourists about its cities:

    Denver: Colorado's largest city has around 500,000(proper) people but the front range a 100 mile strip from fort collins to Colorado springs has around 4 million people..Denver's airport is around 112th and airport (25 miles from downtown) the airport is huge and is the 10th busiest in the world I have heard, RTD-Denver.com stops at the airport one in hour from 4am to midnight or so...the fare is 6 dollars downtown...the bus will take you to civic center station on the edge of the largest sidewalk mall in the country (16th street mall, which has a free shuttle along the mall) this will take to all the hotels and motels along (16 and 17th street)
    The botanic gardens located near Chessman park on York and 12th(bus route 10) are very nice, the zoo is not that good compared to others in the country and is at 18th and steele(along bus route 23) the city has a really underestimated natural history museum which is cheap and has tons of interesting things about animals and the way the used to be is at 20th and york (route 32,40) the city also has a 7 story art museum at 13th and bannock downtown free on saturdays, during the christmas season there are 100,000 lights or something that are lit up on the city and county building at 14th and bannock...main resturant strips are downtown along 16th street and lower downtown and golden triangle....east colfax and south federal have many cheap, ethnic eats

    There are many 14ers to hike up, if your into hiking (most are within 2 hours from denver) eldora and winter park ski resorts are (within 1 hour of denver) all the 14ers are very nice to photograph, and will give artists something to draw (Mount Elbert is the highest mountain in the state at 14,400 feet)

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  • Information about Colorado

    by denver1982 Written May 15, 2003

    Favorite thing: I lived in Colorado the first 17 years of my life and it has really grown..here is some information for tourists about its cities:

    Denver: Colorado's largest city has around 500,000(proper) people but the front range a 100 mile strip from fort collins to Colorado springs has around 4 million people..Denver's airport is around 112th and airport (25 miles from downtown) the airport is huge and is the 10th busiest in the world I have heard, RTD-Denver.com stops at the airport one in hour from 4am to midnight or so...the fare is 6 dollars downtown...the bus will take you to civic center station on the edge of the largest sidewalk mall in the country (16th street mall, which has a free shuttle along the mall) this will take to all the hotels and motels along (16 and 17th street)
    The botanic gardens located near Chessman park on York and 12th(bus route 10) are very nice, the zoo is not that good compared to others in the country and is at 18th and steele(along bus route 23) the city has a really underestimated natural history museum which is cheap and has tons of interesting things about animals and the way the used to be is at 20th and york (route 32,40) the city also has a 7 story art museum at 13th and bannock downtown free on saturdays, during the christmas season there are 100,000 lights or something that are lit up on the city and county building at 14th and bannock...main resturant strips are downtown along 16th street and lower downtown and golden triangle....east colfax and south federal have many cheap, ethnic eats

    There are many 14ers to hike up, if your into hiking (most are within 2 hours from denver) eldora and winter park ski resorts are (within 1 hour of denver) all the 14ers are very nice to photograph, and will give artists something to draw (Mount Elbert is the highest mountain in the state at 14,400 feet)

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    Varied scenery

    by goingsolo Written Mar 18, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Co's landscape is geographically varied, containing towering peaks, old lava flows, deep canyons, expansive valleys, rich gold and silver veins, ancient crystal formations, sedimentary layers, glacial scars, limestone caves, landslide chutes, fossils, petrified trees, tumbling rivers, high plains and even sand dunes.

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    Land of natural wonders

    by goingsolo Written Mar 18, 2003

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    Favorite thing: West of the rockies lies the Colorado plateau, through which flow a number of Colorado rivers on their way to the Pacific. Before they leave the state, the Colorado, Green, Yampa and Dolores rivers plunge precipitously through giant canyons. Water erosion has carved spectacular formations all over western colorado, and the scenery is both breathtaking and infinite. East of the Rockies are high, semi-arid plains that appear to be quite flat, but in many cases are clearly the opposite. Broad escarpments, high buttes, deep river canyons and ubitiquous spring wildflowers make this part of the state a joy to visit.

    Mt Wetterhorn
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    The Colorado Trail

    by goingsolo Written Mar 17, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Stretching from Denver to Durango, The Colorado Trail fulfills the dreams one would expect of a high mountain educational and recreational hiking trail which connects 500 miles of Colorado's magnificent mountainsides. It is high and mighty and it is diverse, therefore demanding, because of its tremendous changes in elevation and the expanse of area it covers. It crosses eight mountain ranges, seven national forests, six wilderness areas and five river systems. The trail winds from wild, rugged terrain to serene and pristine settings. The Colorado Trail meanders through some of the most beautiful terrain in the state.

    DUrango, Colorado
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    The different resorts

    by KaiM Written Mar 9, 2003

    Favorite thing: This is my personal ranking of all the ski areas in Colorado I´ve been to:
    1. Loveland Ski Area (directly at I 70, 45 minutes west of Denver, a lot of locals, few tourists, great backcountry, take chair 9 to ´The Ridge´)
    2. Vail (the biggest ski area I´ve ever seen, awesome back bowls, for deep powder and trees try the Blue Sky Basin)
    3. Winter Park (simply great, owned by the city of Denver, there´s a train shuttle service from Downtown Denver to Winter Park, good to avoid the traffic jam on I 70)
    4. Keystone (first I didn´t really like it, but it´s nice, a lot of illuminated runs with skiing until 9 pm, some nice apres ski bars)
    5. Breckenridge (wonderfull town, good runs, but the backcountry is hard to reach for snowboarders because there are no chair lifts to the top of Mtn. 8 and the bowls)
    6. A-Basin (small, area for the craziest riders, lots of locals, freaks, fun to ride with some scary runs)

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    Thanksgiving in the mountains

    by KaiM Updated Mar 9, 2003

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    Fondest memory: Thanksgiving 2000 (see photos). I stayed in Alma (south of Breckenridge) in a small hut with some friends. We boarded in Breck, Keystone and Loveland and also did some cross country skiing. The evenings we spent in front of a fire, with a guitar and some beer. The hut was so small. The two girls I went with got the bedroom. The bed in there originally came from an old whorehouse of the 1800´s. I slept in a closet. Well, actually it was more like a small room filled with old furnitures, dozens of skis and a small bed in the corner. This trip was awesome. For Thanksgiving dinner we were invited to other friends for a big turkey dinner. Great!!!!

    Warming up at the oven and nightly entertainment

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    Just enjoying an afternoon hike

    by merimichelle Written Mar 7, 2003

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    Favorite thing: the single most important site to see is Colorados backcountry it is beautiful!!!!! I cannot get enough of it and it is so much fun discovering new sites among the Colorado Rockies! :)

    Fondest memory: My best memory of Colorado is the first time I crossed country skiied in the middle of Rockies I lost the group I was with and came across this incredible valley and it started to snow. It was very overwhelming and extremely quiet. Instead of being scared I was completly content and in awe of the beauty I was seeing. I am so very lucky to live in a paradise. :) I only wish I had a camera that would have captured the moment!

    near Boulder on a day hike
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    Other Places to Visit

    by seagoingJLW Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: In Durango, go to the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. Visit the South Park City Museum in Fairplay. Go to the Great Sand Dunes National Monument (pictured here.) Visit Healy House in Leadville. See the Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs. Visit Mesa Verde National Park, Pikes Peak and Pike National Forest, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Sand Dunes
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    What to do in Denver

    by seagoingJLW Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: In Denver visit the Colorado History Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Denver Museum of Natural History (pictured here is the museum's Luprino Family Atrium,) the Denver Zoo, the StateCapitol and the US Mint.

    Atrium
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    Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame

    by seagoingJLW Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: When in Colorado Springs, visit the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and the Museum of the American Cowboy. Therre is a Hall of Champions Gallery , rodeo and cowboy gear and memorabilia, and live rodeo animals among other things.

    It is located at 101 Pro Rodeo Drive,.

    Phone:
    719-528-4764

    Hall of Fame
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    Screw milk,,,,,Got Oxygen????

    by biggscotty Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Ahhhhhhhh Colorado! if i were taking you to colorado, we would be hitting the slopes so strap your thermal underwear and you wool sock and lets get to it!!!!!

    Fondest memory: I think what i like the most about colorado is the serenity. Another thing is the slopes , if you havent figured it out by now i love to snowboard......shredding the slopes just gives me chub!!!!! figureitively speaking of course.....maybe

    couldnt you just wake up to this everymorning???
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    Garden of the Gods

    by seagoingJLW Updated Jan 26, 2003

    Favorite thing: In August of 1859 two surveyors from Denver came upon a beautiful area of sandstone formations.

    "M. S. Beach, who related this incident, suggested that it would be a 'capital place for a beer garden' when the country grew up. His companion, Rufus Cable, a 'young and poetic man', exclaimed, 'Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.' It has been so called ever since."

    "

    Garden of the Gods

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