April 2015

Kenosha pass area. Colorado travel, be prepared. Springtime in the Colorado Rockies. HeidiTown.com

Colorado spring weather is like a box of chocolates; you just never know what you’re going to get. I have experienced this time and time again while traveling Colorado. This past weekend, I was caught in one heck of a crazy spring snow storm. It seemed as though six inches of thick, wet snow fell in less than an hour as we drove through the South Park area. Myself, and

Villa Grove Trade in Villa Grove, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

One of my favorite things about being a Colorado travel writer is stumbling across roadside restaurant gems. I honestly never know when or where it’s going to happen. We’re always looking for a good place to grab a meal, so if you know of a hidden roadside gem, please leave me a comment below. Without further ado, here are a few our favorite roadside finds. Villa Grove Trade, Villa Grove,

The Sylvan Dale Horses getting the afternoon off. Playing cowgirl at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. HeidiTown.com

I grew up riding horses, but I am no cowgirl. I used to ride my girlfriends’ horses and ponies and they routinely bucked me off. Today, I’m a bit of a nervous rider and horses know it. Ryan and I stayed at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado back in March, during their “Spring into Spring” weekend. While best known as a ranch where guests stay for a week,

1994 fishing on the LeMar River in Montana. HeidiTown.com

In honor of Throwback Thursday, also known as #TBT on social media, I’m going to write about my childhood visits to the country’s National Parks. The fact is, I think that Smokey the Bear beats Mickey Mouse any day of the week. My dad religiously took two weeks off every June to take our family on a road trip adventure that did not include mouse ears. Instead of visiting the

Front Range Rally LOGO 2013

Contest now over. Keep tabs on HeidiTown’s Facebook page for another Front Range Rally ticket giveaway happening there on May! Yesterday I promised that if HeidiTown’s Facebook page could reach 3000 fans this week I’d give away tickets to Front Range Rally. We blew past that goal in under three hours! So I’m keeping my promise and giving away a pair of tickets to Front Range Rally ($80 value). What

Featured Festival: Taste of Loveland, April 23

The Taste of Loveland gets bigger every year and 2015 is no exception. In fact, due to the many breweries that are involved this year, the event has changed their tag line from a “Wine & Food Experience,” to a “Wine, Beer & Food Experience.“ Several distilleries will be there too. I haven’t been to the Taste of Loveland in several years, but in the past I’ve had a ton

A stop at the Wyman Museum in Craig, Colorado. HeidiTown (4)

As my regular readers know, we try to check out as many museums as possible while traveling around the state. While on magazine assignment in Northwest Colorado, we decided to stop at the Wyman Museum in Craig, just 16 miles west of where we were staying in Hayden. The museum’s collection was started in 1949 in Elks Springs, Colorado by Lou Wyman. He started the collection with a 1932 Lincoln

HeidiTown Gives Back: Hearts & Horses, changing lives

This month’s recipient of HeidiTown Gives Back is near and dear to my heart. Many years ago, when I was a fairly new freelance writer, I had the opportunity to write about this Loveland-based nonprofit and I have been a fan ever since. I believe in the healing power of animals, and so does Hearts & Horses. This therapeutic riding center, established in 1997, has grown over the years and

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Nature Walk. HeidiTown.com

Our second day at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch  in Loveland, Colorado, we woke to the sounds of birds chirping cheerily in the trees outside our cabin. Trees play a large part in the history of Sylvan Dale, in fact, a lot of the trees around the cabins have dedications. One tree is dedicated to a couple who met at the ranch many years ago; there has been more than one