The Yampa River Botanic Park glorifies high-altitude gardening and features a self-guided tour that takes visitors through a series of “neighborhoods.”
The 283-foot Fish Creek Falls is a popular attraction just a short hike from downtown Steamboat Springs.
The mountain town of Creede has fishing, rafting, camping, hiking, mountain biking and live theater in the summer.
Ridgway, “Gateway to the San Juans,” took a star turn in the 1969 movie “True Grit” that won John Wayne his first and only Oscar.
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 mountain town of Marble is the home of a quarry that has provided marble for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, and hundreds of other buildings.
Carbondale is a beautiful and quirky community near Aspen with abundant views and a thriving arts scene,
Salida is a starting point for whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River and has a growing arts community. It also is a gateway to the new Browns Canyon National Monument.
Steamboat Springs is a western Colorado ranching town and a major ski town, and it celebrates the blending of the two cultures.
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.