Colorado Favorites

  • THE  TOP  OF  MT. WERNER
    THE TOP OF MT. WERNER
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  • Vern, Floyd, Kenzie, Nova, and Tessa.
    Vern, Floyd, Kenzie, Nova, and Tessa.
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  • Nova and Kenzie with the elders.
    Nova and Kenzie with the elders.
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Colorado Favorites

  • State Capitol

    Denver Favorites

    My son and husband didn't visit the capitol per se but they did take pictures of the building and sculpture outside. The capitol building is a one of the key features in the memorable Denver skyline and looks somewhat like the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. One of the main features of the building is a round brass cap embedded in the west...

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  • Bronco Buster

    Denver Favorites

    The most famous statue in Denver is the Bronco Buster, which is a bronze statue at the Denver Civic Center. In the mid-1910s, at the request of Major Robert Speer two large bronze statues (the Bronc Buster and the companion statue On the War Trail) were given to the city by J. K. Mullen an early settler. Phimister Proctor (1862-1951)who grew up in...

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  • Red Rocks

    Denver Favorites

    Red Rocks Amphitheatres: It is a really beautiful place. You can usually get in, when there is no concert and just walk around. It is a fun place to go to a concert; they have a wide variety of concerts there. Morrison, CO 80465 (303) 830-8497

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  • Denver Zoo

    Denver Favorites

    see the Denver Zoo. There are so many cute animals and it doesn't cost that much, but the food stands are costly, so I would pack a lunch. Plus, there are so many shopping malls. all the parades. There is a parade for every holiday not to menchin parades for all the smaller cities. Like, Lakewood on parade, or the Arvada parade. My favorite is the...

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  • Lotsa sun!

    One thing I miss about Colorado is the sun. Colorado, like Arizona gets over 300 days of sunshine a year. As a Colorado native, I miss the sun and the mountains. It's also very dry here with very little humidity. The Rocky Mountains are fantastic. Colorado and Utah offer THE BEST skiing. The greatest snow of Earth! As a Colorado native, there are...

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  • Boulder

    Located about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of Denver, and now part of Denver's metropolitan area, Boulder is a beautiful city situated at the base of the Flatirons (pictured here), a series of five rock formations that resemble upturned irons.Boulder was founded in 1858 when a group of miners set up a mining camp at the mouth of Boulder...

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  • Denver

    Situated at an altitude of one mile (1.6 kilometers) above sea level, Denver is known as the "Mile High City." The city is located on the high plains, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Contrary to popular belief, Denver is not situated in the mountains.The city that would become Denver was established as...

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  • Golden

    Founded in 1859 as a mining camp and supply base for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the nearby foothills, Golden is a pleasant city with the look and feel of the Old West. The city's motto is, appropriately, "Where the West Lives." It is nestled in a valley between Lookout Mountain (part of the Front Range) to the west, and North Table...

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  • Estes Park

    The high-altitude park that would one day become Estes Park was first visited by the local American Indians who summered in the area to escape the heat of the plains below. In 1859, Joel Estes, the first white man to visit the area, established his town on the banks of the Big Thompson River. Nowadays, Estes Park has a population of about 5,800,...

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  • the joy of doing what you are not...

    Colorado is the land of the Rockies and outdoor activity. Enjoy it to its fullest. The rangers at the various National Parks have very different personalities. My favorites were the ones at Rocky Mountain National Park. They knew about the trails. Not from reading, but from actually walking them. We had our sights set on Flattop Mountain and...

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  • Weather

    The scenery in this state is usually enjoyed best in the morning hours. If you want to go out sightseeing, try to get an early start. As the day goes on, it often becomes cloudy and may storm. Even if there's no rain, the haze degrades the view. So this is a good place for a morning person.

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  • Manitou Springs

    This small town near Colorado Springs received its popularity for waters rising from the aquifers deep below the ground, that filled with minerals in high concentration, including the carbonic acid, which gives the water its’ bubbles. First ones who noticed the healing quality of the water were Indians that visited this valley for centuries. Major...

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  • When to Visit?

    Each season offers different activity choices:If you love to ski, obvious choice is winter.Elk are easily seen in the fall.In my opinion, Summer (June & July) is the best time to see the most.Just remember on timing-Colorado still has snow in the mountain areas end of May.

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  • Blessed Be!

    The world needs our prayers. Remember always to be thankful for all that you have. If you can read this now, you have been blessed. Please ask the gods and goddesses to bless others. Do something good for someone everyday. And praise the powers that be.Blessed Be!

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  • Wolfe Tattoo Company!

    Wolfe Tattoo is owned and operated by Lynette Wolfe, tattoo artist. It is located in Pueblo, Co. off Santa Fe and 3rd. Lynette Wolfe is an awesome artist. I've received tattoos from several artists and she is, by far, the most skilled. I'm a little biased since she is my best friend. Call for an appointment...719-583-1INK(583-1465).Wolfe Tattoo...

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  • Diversity of Colorado seasons

    The greatest thing I like about Colorado, is the genuine surprise of seasons! Winters can be blistery cold and lots of snow (depending on where in the state you are) or a light sweater day during this time of year! Go figure! There are four distinguishable seasons in here, each awesome as only mother nature (or God) can provide! Each season is...

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  • Colorado State Flag

    The official state flag of Colorado was adopted on June 5, 1911. It was designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson in 1911. The white in the flag symbolizes Colorado's snowcapped mountains, the blue symbolizes clear blue skies, the red symbolizes the reddish soil, and the golden yellow represents the Sun.

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  • Colorado-The Centennial State

    Colorado is nicknamed the Centennial State because Colorado entered the union 100 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed. President U.S. Grant declared Colorado a state on August 1, 1876.For more information about Colorado, visit:http://www.colorado.gov/colorado-government-links/state-facts-history.html

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  • Where's the Bathplug?

    So here I am, in my Holiday Inn suite, looking at a very small bath tub. I can see the plug-hole, but can I find the plug?Ach, well, worked out the shower, am now as clean as I'll ever be, then check out the other bathroom - still no plug :pThen, genius as I am, I find a little lever at top of bath, and do you know what it does? (Well, if you are a...

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  • Continental Divide at Hoosier Pass

    Yes, here is another one of my geographical locations. The Continental Divide is the area where the continent of North America is divided in 2 parts. When rain and snow falls on this area, what falls to the west of the sign eventually empties into the Pacific Ocean; while what falls east of the sign eventually empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • 10 Mile Peak Mountain Range

    No one I ask seems to know why it is named this, but peaks 7,8,9, and 10 all comprise of Breckenridge ski resort trails.

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  • Scenic Driving along beautiful US-24

    If you plan on spending much time in Colorado, take US-24 from Colorado Springs to Leadville. I promise you will find some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable; as well as a few nice small towns like Woodland Park, Divide, and Lake George.

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  • The Prairie of Eastern Colorado

    When you hear someone speak of Colorado, usually the first thing that comes to mind is Skiing, Mountains, etc.Not many people realize that Colorado actually has a boring prairie. Don't get me wrong, it is a lot more colorful than the Kansas prairie, but it is still a little bit boring.This is CO-94 going west towards Kansas. There is a SEVERE...

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  • The Continental Divide

    The Continental Divide (water falling on one side will go toward the Atlantic and on the other side will go to the Pacific) runs right down the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.We traveled through Colorado by car twice in 1964 on our way to California. The first time we were driving our 1932 Plymouth and we went across Berthoud Pass which was the lowest...

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  • Give yourself some time

    When your out playing in Colorado give yourself some time to just drive around and look at the vast moutians, drive throught George town just W. on I-70 and to Aspen then down through Victor and the Cripple Creek area. Then down through the red and phytom canyon, to Salida, and then over to Buena Vista. Take time to drive up my Prinction and camp...

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  • Beer

    Colorado has some very nice breweries. My favorite Colorado Beer is Pass Time. Pass Time is a Pale Ale, not very hoppy, and very smooth, medium golden in color.I highly recommend it should you visit here. You can find it in most liquor stores and grocery stores. It runs about $6 for a six-pack. Other Colorado beers you may find are singletrack and...

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  • gold panning

    Gold panning is a big hobby here for a lot of people. I tried it, and it was a lot of fun... I found a little bit, too.... These streams are full of black dirt and sometimes even gold.

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  • Tumbleweeds

    Seeing a tumbleweed on tv is one thing, but actually being out in Colorado and watching a tumbleweed fly by is another. You really do know you're out west when you see one of these things... When I was little, I was out with my family near Grand Mesa, in the "dobies." (The dobies are a desert-like area in Western Colorado.) All of a sudden, I saw...

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  • Highest Mountain in the American Rockies

    Mt. Elbert is the highest mountain in Colorado and all of the American Rockies. It is located not far from Leadville, CO. Because of its status as the high peak, it is popular with hikers. Anyone in decent physical condition has a chance of hiking to the top of this mountain. It has a few trails that lead all of the way to the summit. All of these...

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  • Camping

    Here is something that helps keep Colorado a four season destination. There are campgrounds all over the state. Many of them are accessible from the road while others will require some backpacking. Besides the national parks, you have numerous sites in several national forests across the state. For the more popular ones, you need to plan ahead as...

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  • Skiing

    Here is something that draws a lot of visitors to this state. In fact, this is the primary reason why a lot of people come here. The ski resorts can be found all over the mountains. There are the big name legends such as Aspen, Breckenridge, Telluride, and Vail. You also have a variety of other places that may not be as expensive and have some very...

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  • Camping

    When camping, especially at state parks, take advantage of what is offered, like bear food lockers (green box pictured here...check the warnings and dangers page for more information about this). There is also hiking, guided tours, or nature walks. These are very fun and educational. I live here.

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  • Outdoor Lovers Paradise

    If you are into hiking, camping, or anything else having to do with the outdoors, this is the place you want to be. You will never run out of things to do here.

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  • The Mountains

    know that's not an original thing to say about Colorado. But I remember my friend telling me the names of all 13 he could see from his apartment. Seemingly everywhere you look in this state, there are awesome views.

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  • Random Colorado facts

    The grizzly is believed to be extinct in Colorado.State bird: the lark bunting. Official gemstone:aquamarine, named, perhaps ironically for the color of the ocean.Unofficial motto: It's different out here, man (as was told to me by Colorado residents living in Denver.)

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  • before you go....

    If you are going to the Four Corners area, get the AAA "Indian Country Guide Map." It has details of the national park and indian reservation landmarks that you won't find on the typical highway map. There is a lot of tape on the folds of our map - we found it invaluable.

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  • Read this book before going

    And definitely take it with you. John Fielder is a well known photographer who was also written many books about hiking in Colorado. His book, Best of Colorado, is an excellent reference to every city and town. It includes tips on scenic drives, hotels, restaurants and sports. Plus, the pictures are excellent. I took this book with me when...

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  • Snowy April 2004

    Ah....Colorado! Why does it have to snow in April? In 1993 it snowed (just a little) on the 4th of July.

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  • Winterskol

    Try to come in late January and check out these great sculpures, made out of snow and ice. The Wintersk?l parade is also worth seeing.

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  • Once a mining town, Aspen now...

    Once a mining town, Aspen now is a glamorous celebrity playground. Besides skiing, the community offers numerous events and festivals...

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  • Skiing

    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

    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...

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  • Information about Colorado

    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...

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  • Information about Colorado

    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...

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  • Treeline

    Aspen trees grow in many places throughout the Rockies. In Colorado, they are perhaps the most characteristic vegetation of the mountains.

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