Colorado

Stay in Salida, Colorado Stay Amigo Motor Lodge. HeidiTown (5)

I’ll admit, as a road tripper, I am a sucker for remodeled motels. Rundown and closed motels are often a blight in a town or city but if they have been saved and remodeled, they can be an asset in more ways than one.  Over the years, we’ve stayed in a handful of these places from Bellingham, Washington to Cortez, Colorado. I was overjoyed to discover that Salida has several

Salida, Colorado is for the Dogs Dog-Friendly Spots Around Town. HeidiTown (15)

We made our first official downtown Salida, Colorado trip this past weekend. I’d been to the area before and have driven through dozens of times. However, we’d also never been to Salida with a dog and never really explored the town. This was Fritzi’s first official road trip and this was the right town to visit because when it comes to dogs in Salida, they’re everywhere. We were booked for

Eating all the Tacos in Colorado Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown (2)

Here’s the deal, tacos are my favorite. Unless you have just arrived in HeidiTown, you’re probably well aware of my passion for this particular food. I also love green chiles and I don’t care if they come from Colorado or New Mexico, but I digress. This post is about all about tacos.  By the way, if you aren’t watching “Taco Chronicles” on Netflix, do it. It’s like this show was

A Quick Trip to One Block of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown (4)

Where can you find, Indian food, a good night’s sleep and breakfast in one block? In Glenwood Springs, of course.  We ventured farther than one block on our summer trip to Glenwood Springs. We went to the hot springs pool because it is tradition, but we didn’t go anywhere else.  RELATED: New this Summer at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Colorado You see, I experienced a mind-numbing migraine while in town,

Short Colorado Hike, Big Rewards The Grottos Trail. HeidiTown (7)

I do not usually review hikes on HeidiTown, but we came upon The Grottos Trail rather unexpectedly and had such a good time, I thought it deserved to be highlighted. We spent a wonderful three-nights at the Limelight Hotel in Snowmass last week and decided to head home to Colorado’s Front Range via Independence Pass. A lot of Snowmass and Aspen locals take this route in the summer. They claim

A Completely Different Hotel in Colorado Springs SCP Hotel. HeidiTown (1)

 Sitting in the hot tub I overhead a conversation about the hotel we were all staying in, SCP Hotel.  “It’s really different,” said one of the women.  “Oh yes. I was worried when we pulled up and it looked like a regular hotel, but I’m glad we ended up here,” said the other. “The kids are just loving this big pool.” It’s true, SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs is a

Where to Sleep & What to Eat in Ouray, Colorado. HeidiTown (6)

It had been a few years since we’d visited, and as we pulled into Ouray, late on a Thursday afternoon, I realized how much I’d missed this little village. Ouray encapsulate everything that is special about Colorado. We were spending the first night at Hotel Ouray, a beautifully remodeled building on the corner of 6th Ave. and Main Street. It’s perfectly located across from Mouse’s Chocolates, a must-stop for a

Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Colorado Springs I Did It. HeidiTown (2)

Here’s the thing, I am not an athlete. I love sports but I prefer to watch them with beer and wings. Over several summers I have had friends who have tried to get me to go SUPing with them, but I have not gone. I enjoy canoeing as I grew up paddling around lakes in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve even been in an ocean kayak which I enjoyed enormously, but

Quray, Colorado Hot Springs Pool & a Visit to the Source. HeidiTown (7)

Ouray is a quintessential Rocky Mountain town. There’s no ski slope here, but the Colorado vibe is strong. Tucked between soaring mountains of the San Juans, it has everything a person needs to make them happy, including a distillery.  It had been several years since we’d been in town and one huge change had taken place while we were away. The Ouray Hot Springs Pool, originally built in 1927, has