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  • Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range: Historic spot in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Trinidad History Museum: Located near the Santa Fe Trail, Trinidad has been home to many famous Americans, such as Bat Masterson, who served briefly as town marshal. This repository of Old West history is at 312 East Main Street in the city’s historic district. More info:...

  • Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range: Two views for postcards in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Spanish Peaks: A designated National Natural Landmark because of the type of rock formation it represents, these distinct mountains outside of La Veta are truly unique. They have been called Twin Peaks, Dos Hermanos (two brothers), Mexican Mountains and Wahatoya, meaning “Breasts of...

  • Sawatch Mountain Range: Site to view animals

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Leadville National Fish Hatchery: Established in 1889, the second oldest federal fish hatchery in existence furthers a mandate issued by President Benjamin Harrison to keep the nation’s inland waterways stocked. The trail-filled grounds are open during daylight hours. More info:...

  • Sawatch Mountain Range: Watering hole in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Eddyline Brewery: Opened in 2009 with an eye to satisfying the needs of outdoor enthusiasts of all strokes, the brewery in Buena Vista recently expanded operations and is considered one of the state’s faster-growing craft beer makers. Enjoy summer music performances in the beer garden....

  • Sawatch Mountain Range: Historic spot in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Barney Ford Victorian House: The Breckenridge museum is dedicated an escaped slave who became a successful businessman and civil rights leader in Colorado. The Ford family home has been restored to its original state and each room celebrates a different phase in the citizen’s life....

  • Sawatch Mountain Range: Two views for postcards in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Lake Dillon: If you appreciate large bodies of water, consider a visit to Dillon Reservoir in Summit County. The result of damming of the Blue River created an area rich with wildlife and popular among outdoor enthusiasts. The lake is filled with sailboats during summer. More info:...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park and the West: Site to view animals

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Estes Park: The gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park is the home on the range where the elk play — and roam the streets, eat the flowers, stop the traffic. But it’s all good. The city celebrates its wapiti population in the fall at Elk Fest, but you’re sure to see them in the...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park and the West: Watering hole in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill: Locally owned and operated in Steamboat Springs, the pub features craft beers made in house (the Alpenglow amber ale is a favorite among regulars), a creative menu, large al fresco dining/drinking area and live music performances on weekends. More...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park and the West: Historic spot in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Stanley Steam Car Museum: The “Stanley Steamer” was the first automobile used for passenger transport, employed by entrepreneur and inventor F.O. Stanley to whisk visitors from Lyons to his grand hotel in Estes Park. The museum boasts a collection of historic fire engines and autos....

  • Rocky Mountain National Park and the West: Two views for postcards in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Trappers Lake: The state’s second largest natural lake is located in a remote area between Steamboat Springs and Meeker that, a century ago, inspired the foundation of the wilderness preservation movement in America. It lies within the Flat Tops Wilderness area. More info:...

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