July 9th, 2013
The Continental Divide in the lower 48 states travels through the Rocky Mountains from Montana through New Mexico. It is the place that divides the rivers that run to the Pacific Ocean from those that run to the Atlantic Ocean. One great place to explore the Continental Divide is in the state of Colorado.
Rocky Mountain National Park is a beautiful place to see the Continental Divide in Colorado. This park has some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the United States.I found some more information hereRead the rest of this entry »
May 16th, 2013
Travelers who want to visit the Spanish Peaks near Walsenburg in southern Colorado will find several other attractions in the area.
The two Spanish Peaks are in the Spanish Peaks Wilderness in the San Isabel National Forest approximately 35 miles away from Walsenburg. There are hiking trails, lakes and rivers in the area.
Visitors can see the Spanish Peaks if they drive along the Highway of Legends. This road takes travelers up to the Cuchara Pass in the mountains and down through forests. It ends in the town of Trinidad.
The Spanish Peaks are Read the rest of this entry »
March 22nd, 2013
Visitors Colorado should definitely make a point to visit Longs Peak, Mount Evans and Pike’s Peak today! At 14,259 feet, Longs Peak towers among its peers in Rocky Mountain National Park. In the summer during ideal conditions, rock climbers head to Longs Peak’s Keyhole Route, a climb with steep cliffs, loose rock and narrow edges. For the less adventurous, there are several non-climbing hiking routes up Longs Peak along well maintained trails. For those wishing to spend the night, camping is available at the base of the mountain. Mount Evans features the highest paved road in North America, with Read the rest of this entry »
January 13th, 2012
If you live in California you’re only a few hours drive from one of the best vacation destinations in the states – Colorado! Here are a few reasons to set your Los Angeles ADT Security and hit the road for CO – there are lots of things for a Californian to do here!
Hike: If you like to head to Topanga or the Marin Headlands you’ll love all the great hiking locations in Colorado. From Denver to Durango you’re never far from a few miles or a few days worth of hiking trails.
Ski: Skiing is a state pastime in Colorado even when it’s not the dead of winter. Californian’s love the snow and there are great shoulder season deals to be had, too, if you’re just looking to escape the heat.
The Food: We know, we know, it’s hard getting a good steak out there in the Golden State. If you’re looking for some true local fare with a heartier twist head to Colorado just for the eats! From the cities to the no-name joints you won’t be disappointed.
September 15th, 2011
With the famous San Juan Mountain Range of the Rockies as a backdrop, historical Durango is the perfect vacation spot for those who are looking for an Old Western vibe in a modern city. The city has a reputation as one of the last Old Western towns of Colorado and this is evident in the array of historical buildings in the downtown.
Start an exceptional visit to Durango with a walk along Main Avenue, where some of the older structures are located. Continue the Read the rest of this entry »
September 12th, 2011
Visiting Grand Junction can be a rewarding and fun place to go. Grand Junction, CO offers a variety of art, history, culture and an amazing time. Whether taking in a round of golf, taking in some scenery or making a trip to the Grand Junction Motor Speedway, your sure to find something for everyone. Grand Junction is rich in history offering attractions such as, Museum of the West, filled with things from dinosaur bones to regional history items for the ultimate experience. Visiting one of the many vineyards Read the rest of this entry »
September 11th, 2011
One misconception about driving into Colorado from the flat Smoky Hills of Kansas is that you will leave the flat lands behind and embark on a magical, mountain adventure. This may be true after a few miles, but there is very little change from the Kansas line until you get well into the high plains of Colorado.
It can be beneficial to forgo the Interstate highway and veer off onto one of the many State highways that crisscross the countryside. This is enjoying the country as many did in the recent Read the rest of this entry »
September 8th, 2011
Did you know that Colorado is home to the highest continuous road in the USA? It is located in north central Colorado as part of Rocky Mountain National Park. Trail Ridge Road soars to 12,183 feet and is usually only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting. Some years the snowpack is so deep that the opening has to be delayed or the fall snows come before Labor Day and it is closed early for safety.
In addition to the highest continuous road, Colorado also has the highest road which goes to the Read the rest of this entry »