Colorado

Rocky Mountain Food Tours, The Famous, a Steakhouse. HeidiTown.com

Last Saturday we went on the Delicious Downtown tour in Colorado Springs with Rocky Mountain Food Tours. My first piece of advice for anyone participating in this tour is to wear stretchy pants. Seriously, you will thank me. Our tour started at The Antlers Hotel, a mid-modern goliath in downtown. We had a full tour of 14 hungry people. About half the group was from the Springs area and the

An oasis in Southern Colorado. Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & Hot Springs, pool shot. HeidiTown.com

I know Colorado really, really well, but occasionally,  I learn about a new destination, and when I do, I’m as giddy as a schoolgirl. While visiting the Southern Colorado town of Alamosa for the Rio Frio Ice Fest, Ryan and I were browsing downtown shops when the gal working at Firedworks Gallery, an amazing store, asked if we were going to visit Hooper while we were in town. “What’s Hooper?”

baby elk at The Rustic Acre in Estes Park, Colorado, for adult getaways too. HeidiTown.com

Estes Park, Colorado has long been touted as a great place for families – and it is, but it’s also a great place for couples looking for a romantic escape or just a fun, adult-oriented weekend. Ryan and I first visited Estes Park in the late 1990s, a year before we moved to Colorado. We spent a romantic, wintry weekend soaking in our lodge’s hot tub while snowflakes fell gently

Best Pizza I ever ate in Colorado. Poppy's Pizza & Grill, Rocky Mountain Pizza. HeidiTown.com

Nothing gets people more excited than soliciting their opinions about where to find the best pizza. I asked the question on Twitter and got five immediate responses. Responses were still trickling in a day later. The fact is that we all have very different opinions about what makes a great pizza and I think a lot of this depends on the region where we grew up. With that in mind,

Black Canyon Gunnison, HeidiTown.com

Have you ever visited a place where the birds don’t soar above you, but below? Welcome to Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. We have driven by this National Park many times and once we stopped briefly on the north end to peer into the abyss. However, we’d never had the time to go into the park. When I booked our trip to Montrose to cover Oktoberfest, I

The Victorian Room at Old Town Guest House in Colorado Springs. HeidiTown.com

A one night stay at this bed and breakfast in Colorado Springs and I came away with friends and fond memories Last week I took a quick trip to Colorado Springs to check out Pepper Festival at the Colorado Farm & Art Market. The market, which is held at Ivywild School on Wednesday and Margarita at Pine Creek on Saturdays, is well-worth a visit. I came away with everything from

Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, 2015. Phone shots. HeidiTown (11)

Updated 5/17/18 I’ve been to Keystone Resort many times, so it’s about time they got some major ink. Perhaps you associate this resort with skiing, and yes, it’s a first-rate ski resort and really fabulous for families. However, it’s also a fantastic summer destination as you will find out in this post. One of the main keys to Keystone Resort, and the reason they are important to HeidiTown is their festival

Top of the Rockies Ziplines. Photos by Lauren Lunder, Photography with Altitude. HeidiTown.com (4)

I have a serious fear of heights; a knee shaking, nausea-inducing fear. I once nearly hiked seven miles in order to avoid having to descend the shale rock face of a 14er that I’d just climbed. I sat at the top for 30 minutes crying like a baby until my husband helped me down, step by terrifying step. So why do I make myself do stuff like ice climbing and

Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. Which Colorado hot spring is right for you. HeidiTown.com

I field more Colorado travel questions about hot springs than any other topic. I get all sorts of questions such as which hot spring is the closest to the Front Range (Indian Hot Springs), which is the most the most family friendly and which would be perfect for a romantic getaway. It’s ironic because I didn’t even know that Colorado had any hot springs before I moved here in 2000.

Six reasons to love Latigo Ranch. HeidiTown.com

We spent three nights at Latigo Ranch outside of Kremmling, Colorado this past June, and we fell madly in love with the place. Here are six reasons to love Latigo Ranch. 1. Horse smell I love the smell of horses. I didn’t grow up with horses, but I grew up around horses. In my area of the country, it seemed like everyone owned one except for me. It’s weird to