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Denver, CO, USA
Look for a hip crowd of 20- and 30-somethings mingling outside a corner cafe in Denver's youthful Capital Hill neighborhood. This marks the entrance to the city's new favorite breakfast joint, Jelly. Enjoy Bloody Mary's with a garden of veggies on...
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1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206, USA
If you are ever in Denver, spend a relaxing day wandering through the Botanic Gardens. Every kind of landscape imaginable is just a few yards in any direction, from Kakaw trees with cocoa beans in an enclosed jungle, hot desert landscapes, to a...
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4700 Cherry Creek S Dr, Denver, CO 80246, USA
It's a bright, sunny Sunday morning in Denver. We're too relaxed to pack the car to head into the mountains. We don't much feel like heading out on the bikes. The Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets, and Avalanche are all out of town. So what do we do? We...
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1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
You've got two options: a drink at Wynkoop Brewing Company, or a wander through the Denver Modern Art Museum. I chose wrong. It took half a dozen pints of Cowtown Milk Stout to wash away the memory of that museum's dreadful third floor exhibition....
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1405, 770 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, United States
Marczyk Fine Foods is a Denver treasure, boldly opening a small gourmet neighborhood grocery in this time of Whole Foods Everywhere. But the Marczyk brothers and Pete's wife Barb, have created a new Denver institution, helping transform Denver's...
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1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Sometimes I love to have long lunches “for one.” Either in the company of my laptop, a good book, or simply my thoughts. I pick a place with good food, uncrowded seating, and I plop myself down for an hour or two. Le Grand Bistro is one of my...
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1705, 1420 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Denver may be 4,889 miles from the Place Vendôme in Paris, but Bistro Vendôme serves up little tastes of Paris right from Larimer Square. This Room Has A View: With a decor that harkens back to the city’s humble bistros, Bistro...
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144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Over 100 years ago what is now the McNichols Building was a Carnegie Library, complete with shushing librarians. Today, quite the opposite is true, with staff encouraging interactive and boisterous reactions to art and music on display. This...
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1727 Tremont Pl, Denver, CO 80202, USA
It’s one of those buildings that you walk by all the time, yet have no idea what goes on inside. What does go on inside? Well, plenty. The Navarre Building was a bordello, fancy dining club, and jazz hot spot, and is now an art museum housing one...
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1365 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Did you know it’s rude to put soy sauce on food in Japan? They’ll teach you the finer ways of Japanese cooking at Domo, a hidden treasure in downtown Denver. And while the restaurant’s exterior looks like an industrial warehouse, the interior...
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1925 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Inspired by Brooklyn's Barcade and Portland's Ground Kontrol, The 1up is Denver's take on an arcade bar. Stocked with 15 pinball machines, 3 skeeball lanes, giant Jenga sets and 45 classic arcade games including Donkey Kong, Frogger, Pac Man, NBA...
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1313 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80218, USA
Chef Alex Seidel is more than a chef, he is the farmer of most of the fresh food being served. On his 10-acre farm, he tends to herbs, fruits, vegetables, flowers, pigs and bees. With the addition of sheep in 2010, he created Colorado's first...
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2620 16th St, Denver, CO 80211, USA
Enjoy authentic ice cream, gelato and sorbet at the iconic Little Man Ice Cream stand in Denver's Highlands neighborhood. There are a bunch of cool shops nearby so be sure to grab a scoop and wander around the area! (The REI flagship store is...
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1100 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218, USA
Did you know that Dazbog is the name of an ancient Slavic solar deity? Also happens to be one of the best coffee roasters in Denver! Head to this full-space location, order a drink (I got the seasonal pumpkin-spice latte) and be sure to grab a bag...
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523 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA
When in Denver, go to Steuben's. Eat mac and cheese, the cubano, habanero fried corn, and the collard greens. Eat everything. Drink Moscow Mules. After numerous visits and multiple meals, I have never been disappointed. It's a slice of heaven in...
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90 S Valley Rd, Littleton, CO 80401, USA
You are being watched. For 3,000 years (2,000 BC - 1,000 AD), Native Americans encamped beneath these towering fountain formation monoliths. After a twenty five minutes drive southwest from downtown Denver, you will experience an environment few...
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1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
In a world full of Barnes & Noble and books you can read on your phone, it’s a treat to go to an indie book store with some character and actual books. The Tattered Cover has become a Denver institution over the last 40 years, and the...
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3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216, USA
Whether you want to try a new restaurant or shop somewhere that will satisfy your inner foodie, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better place than the Source in Denver. Located in an 1880s foundry building in the up-and-coming Riverfront North...
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4303 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216, USA
"Anything on Wheels!" boasts their website. That means a vast historical display of antique cars, trains, buggies, bicycles, vintage motorcycles, exotic cars, cabooses, and carriages. Located north of downtown Denver, just off Interstate-70 on...
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18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465, USA
I absolutely love how in Colorado every single person has at least one dog, and a vast majority are rescue dogs--you have got to love CO! Grab a friendly pet and take a hike up by Red Rocks or a yoga class held in the amphitheater, now that is...
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1400 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
Boulder's Oak at Fourteenth has an unpretentious, laidback vibe paired with serious wood-fired cookery. The “Shawarma” with shishito peppers, Colorado feta, and chickpea panisse are all favorite share plates—sit at the chef's counter to be close...
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321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, a historic hotel in Downtown Denver offers guests a luxurious stay in an architecturally beautiful and well appointed building. From floral carpets and upholstery, marble columns, a grand stairway, and an atrium...
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LoDo, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Union Station, a once-dingy train hub, has been transformed into a source of civic pride and a gathering place for the Denver community. During my 2-day stay in downtown Denver, I strolled through the doors and immediately looked up: the soaring...
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1560 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Denver's Kitchen Bistro describes itself as a community bistro: Its goal is to gather people and to create community through food. Through partnerships with like-minded farmers and ranchers, the Kitchen sources its food carefully and mindfully,...
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Piney Lake, Colorado, USA
The Upper Piney trail is about a 12-mile roundtrip hike through aspen and evergreen trees. You can cut it in half by turning around at the picturesque waterfall about 3 miles in. Beyond the falls the trail gets steeper the closer you get to Upper...
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Baseline Rd & 9th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
If you visit Boulder, hiking is a central part of the experience. There are many trails that criss-cross Chautauqua Park, but if you hike the ones under NIST you will find them to be much less crowded. Take the Table Mesa exit off the 36 Highway...
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137 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
This is a great photo by Robin Johnson of a family at the 2012 Oktoberfest in Breckenridge, Colo. The party is the largest in the Rocky Mountains, so it helps to have a little local's knowledge -- 1. Friday and Sunday tend to be a bit quieter, so...
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Nederland, CO 80466, USA
In 1994, a newspaper reporter in the town of Nederland discovered that one resident, a Norwegian immigrant named Aud Bauge, had been keeping her father’s cryonically preserved corpse in a shed behind her house for half a decade. Thus was the...
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Bear Lake Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA
There is fall foliage. And then there's the Odessa–Fern Lake backpacking circuit in Rocky Mountain National Park in late September. Most years, this is the peak of Colorado's crispest, most spectacular, leaf-gasmic yellowness, and on this day, as...
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King Lake, Colorado 80466, USA
I was hiking the King Lake Trail, in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, doing a 48-hour solo loop backpacking trip. It was late August. The wildflowers were going crazy, but up here just beneath the Continental Divide, there was still plenty of snow and...
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1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
I love a good back story behind my local tea house. The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse obliges. It was a gift to the city of Boulder from its sister city, Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, in 1987, though the building sat around in crates for a...
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126 Riverfront Ln, Avon, CO 81620, USA
If you don't feel confident enough on your snow legs to try out skiing or snowboarding, you can drop your center of gravity to the ground and go tubing instead. At Beaver Creek Mountain's Haymaker Tubing Hill, people of nearly all ages and...
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Rimrock Dr, Fruita, CO 81521, USA
If you're in Western Colorado - or in Moab, Utah - don't overlook Colorado National Monument just outside Grand Junction, Colorado. This is a quiet location with spectacular rock formations to view.
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Crested Butte, CO 81224, USA
One of the most beautiful hikes I've experienced is the one from Aspen to Crested Butte, Colorado. The hike, which takes you from the Aspen side over the West Maroon Pass into Crested Butte, will take you about 6 hours, is 13 miles and about 1,500...
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52068 W Fork Rd #38, Dolores, CO 81323, USA
While staying at Dunton Hot Springs, I had the opportunity to go on a great hike to Colorado's only active geyser. Though it is not an Old Faithful-like show-stopper, it is still very cool to be one of the very few people who see it every year.
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4250 Divide Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, USA
Going around the rocky mountains on a dog-sled is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The scenery was simply breathtaking, not to mention that my dogs were adorable. After this experience, you'll have a better appreciation for the world we...
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Maroon-Snowmass Trail, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The Maroon Bells can be one of the most crowded and crazy places to try to take photos in Colorado. I think it carries the distinction of being the most photographed mountain in all of North America. If you decide to go for sunrise photos during...
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Rio Grande Trail, Colorado, USA
My morning routine in Aspen always starts with a run along the Rio Grande Trail. The trail is easily accessed from downtown and stretches 41 miles between Aspen and Glenwood Springs with an elevation change of 2,120 feet. It used to be an old...
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Crater Lake, Colorado 81611, USA
It's easy to go off on a solo hike along one of the many trails around Aspen. But I tend to be a nature geek and like to know what I'm looking at. If you call ahead to the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) can connect you with a...
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2037, 685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
When I worked at Food & Wine Magazine, my colleagues and I would religiously hit Ajax Tavern as soon as we descended upon town for the annual Food & Wine Classic event. The draw: Ajax's addictive truffle fries. There are times where I...
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Rim Trail S, Colorado, USA
A fun hike or mountain bike trail is the Rim Trail. Even though there are two places to hop on the trail, I personally recommend starting at the side near the Snowmass Mall off Divide Road. The trail is a series of tame switchbacks that traverses...
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Willow Lake, Colorado 81611, USA
Most people that backpack in the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area usually either go over West Maroon Pass to Crested Butte or go over Buckskin Pass and camp at Snowmass Lake. A lesser known lake is Willow Lake. With fewer visitors, this is a secluded...
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Smuggler Mine, Colorado 81611, USA
Aspen’s history runs deep with silver mining. People came to Aspen in the 1800’s in the hopes of getting rich by finding the mother load of silver nuggets. Scattered across the mountain sides are mining shafts so be careful where you step. For a...
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American Basin, Colorado 81235, USA
One of my favorite places for photographing wildflowers in the Colorado mountains is American Basin which is near Lake City. The drive up to the the basin gets a little tricky and 4 wheel drive can be necessary. But, wow! so worth it. The flowers...
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Americas
The Ouray/Telluride area of southwest Colorado is one of my all time favorite places in the mountains. Ouray is low key (no slopes here) and Telluride is a bit glitzier, with it's world class skiing and snowboarding, but it still has an authentic...
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Mesa Verde, CO, USA
The America Southwest is nothing short of stunning in terms of landscapes. The four corners region, encompassing the four states of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona offer some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the world. One of the...
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164C Society Dr, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Telluride is blessed with several great coffee shops, but Steaming Bean is special for its world-class loose-leaf teas. Sure, you could come in for the home blend, the local organic roast, the daily drip, or the French press. You could enjoy the...
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Telluride, CO 81435, USA
First time in Telluride, and it has been fantastic. Great place to learn to snowboard, the snow is amazing. The mountain is beautiful, and the people are so super friendly. You instantly feel right at home. The Jalapeño Margarita at Tomboy Tavern...
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Black Bear Pass Summit, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Telluride’s mountains are the source of its soul, offering solace to those wanting to explore. Meandering trails beckon hikers into high-mountain valleys speckled with wildflowers, alpine lakes, and camps and ruins from 19th-century mining...
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5234 US Hwy 285, Antonito, CO 81120, USA
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad gives you unparalleled vistas of a slice of New Mexico. Originating in Chama, NM and culminating in Antonito, Colorado, the narrow-gauge railroad offers a six-hour beautiful ride through the ore-rich Rocky...
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320 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Paradise Bakery has been opened since the 70’s. You might see a franchise in malls around America but this is the original and one of the only ones that serves ice cream. All their treats, muffins, cookies and brownies are scrumptious, especially...
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Independence Pass, Colorado 81210, USA
Driving up Independence Pass is a beautiful way to spend the afternoon and along the way to the top of this 12,096’ pass you can stop at highlights. For the thrill seekers, near the Grottos there is a series of waterfalls that flow into a crystal...
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Paonia, CO 81428, USA
Barring the odd year that a late frost decimates the crop, the orchards around the western Colorado town of Paonia, located about four hours away from Denver, get heavy with fruit every summer and fall, thanks to a valley microclimate friendly to...
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1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, USA
Garden of the Gods is a geologic wonderland on the west side of Colorado Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. It's easily accessed from I-25, the main highway that runs along Colorado’s Front Range and connects Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Castle Rock,...