Delta is a small city between Grand Junction and Montrose that grew up around Fort Uncompahgre, a trading post serving the Ute tribe and early white settlers.
Staff writer The Country Jam USA is held each June at the Country Jam Ranch west of Grand Junction, drawing thousands of country music fans for four days of concerts. The ranch has served as the festival’s permanent home since 1992 and offers hundreds of campsites for fans and vendors for food and sundries. A new, two-day rock concert series was added in 2003. It was originally called Rock Jam…
Artists Brendt and Maria Cocchiarelli Berger accumulated paintings, photographs, sculpture and other items for the Museum of Friends, and their friends continue to provide more art to expand the collection.
The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum offers six themed galleries that explore the legacy of skiing and snowboarding in the state.
The Denver Firefighters Museum is located in a historic firehouse and features galleries on Denver’s fires, fire apparatus, tools and equipment, fire suppression, and other duties firefighters perform, plus a children’s gallery.
The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum features more than four dozen aircraft and space vehicles, including a B-18A Bolo, an RF-84K Thunderflash Parasite and a Star Wars X-Wing fighter.
The Maroon Bells near Aspen are often called the most scenic spot in Colorado, with two 14,000-foot peaks standing just a third of a mile apart and reflecting in Maroon Lake.
The Hotel Jerome has been an Aspen landmark since it opened in 1889 as the town’s first grand hotel. It was built by Jerome B. Wheeler, who made his fortune with the Macy’s department store and became a major investor in Aspen’s silver miles.
The Wheeler-Stallard Museum gives visitors a peek at Aspen in the early 1890s from the home of one of its most influential early residents.
The Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center marks the 2010 discovery of bones from a young, female Columbian mammoth by a crew working to expand a nearby reservoir.