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A kayaker rips through a stretch of whitewater, using a rapid to invert herself into a twist before realigning and paddling downstream. On the side of the river, a small group of onlookers cheers the move. Some are locals stopping for a mid-ride rest while pedaling their bicycles across Colorado’s Vail Valley. Others are visitors […]

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Grand Lake, Colorado, travel

There are two kinds of Rocky Mountain vacations. The first is a pillar of the Colorado lifestyle, where climbing a 14er, off-roading through the forest, and white-water rafting are baseline requirements. The second is a more laid-back experience where lakeside reading and eating ice cream with mountain views doesn’t feel like a wasted day. Grand […]

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Best Colorado family ski resorts

Colorado’s ski resorts are the darling of winter in the Centennial State, bringing in more than seven million visitors annually. But many of these ski resorts are equally fun in summer, especially when traveling with the family. Recent years have seen them outdo themselves, with crazy attractions even beyond the usual alpine slide, hiking trails, […]

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Best things to do in Crested Butte

Crested Butte doesn’t have the flashy main street of other Colorado mountain towns like Telluride or Aspen. Although it was intended to be a mining town, Crested Butte never struck the precious metals that some of these other mountain sites throughout the state found. Instead, it relied on an economy based around coal. Instead, Crested […]