The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center’s 37-acre complex serves more than 500 athletes and coaches in more than a dozen sports. Guided tours are available.
The village of Redstone calls itself “the Ruby of the Rockies,” and the entire town has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Creede Repertory Theatre produces seven to 10 plays in rotation from May through September and was called “one of the best places to see the lights way off Broadway” by USA Today.
Browns Canyon National Monument features whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River down a granite-lined canyon and backcountry hiking.
The spaceship-like “Sleeper” house from the Woody Allen movie can be seen on the side of Genesee Mountain from Interstate 70 west of Denver.
Buena Vista is a jumping-off point for whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River, hikes up 14,000-foot peaks and soaks in natural hot springs.
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes tourists aboard coal-fired, steam-powered locomotives on the 45-mile trip from Durango to the historic mining town of Silverton, along a route that dates back to 1882.
Staff writer The Ouray Ice Park is a free, outdoor park for ice climbing on the sheer walls of the Uncompahgre Gorge just south of town. The ice is created by drawing water from the city reservoir, piping it to the end of the gorge’s cliffs, and then spraying it through 300-plus spigots. The rest is an ice wall more than a mile wide with routes ranging in difficulty from…
Vail is the home of the world famous ski resort of the same name and dates back to just 1962. It is just 100 miles west of Denver on Interstate 70.
Staff The venerable Union Station in lower downtown Denver has been reborn as a long-awaited transit hub and a flourishing hotel, restaurant and entertainment space. Buses, trains, the free 16th Street Mall shuttle through downtown, and several light-rail routes converge at the site, with more still to come. In and around the station are more than a dozen retail shops, restaurants, bars and the boutique Crawford Hotel, named for Denver…