The Crystal Mill is the subject of countless postcards – a rustic, wooden building from 1893 that sits atop a rugged rock outcropping with the Crystal River rushing below.
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,
Aspen and its ski areas have been a tourist destination and a gathering place for the rich and famous for decades.
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…
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.