Colorado

A Visit to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, sun rays. HeidiTown.com

A lot of my readers live here in Colorado and many of you have probably visited Garden of the Gods, but how long has it been since you’ve stepped into this iconic Colorado Springs park? For me, it had been more than 15 years and we were long overdue for a return trip. Thankfully, on our last visit to Colorado Springs, we stayed at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort and this

5 Picture Perfect Colorado Summer Towns HeidiTown Photo by KathrynLair_LastDollarRoad

I’m a big fan of fall, and every September you’ll find me running around the state with my Canon in hand. However, I must admit that Colorado’s summers are truly outstanding. I just got back from Vail where the season is in full swing and it was a colorful reminder of how gorgeous the mountains can be at this time of year. Ouray, Colorado What’s better than a summertime soak

A Beer Tour in Colorado Springs with the Crafts & Drafts Passport 9. HeidiTown.com

Life is good for beer lovers in Colorado Springs. At last count, there were more than 30 breweries in the Colorado Springs area, so whether you live here or are just visiting, this brewery scene is hard to beat. What’s better than 30 breweries? Having someone else drive you to them. Colorado Craft Tours is the newest way to explore breweries and distilleries in Colorado Springs, and we hopped on

A Golden Summer A Stay in Golden, Colorado. HeidiTown.com 1

I’ve often said that what makes Golden, Colorado special is that it feels like a remote mountain town and yet it’s just a 23-minute drive from Denver. It provides the best of both worlds and would be an ideal place to live, but if you can’t live there, spending a summer weekend in Golden is the second best option. This past weekend, we made a quick trip to Golden for

Play, Stay & Ride at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort in Colorado Springs. HeidiTown (3)

I love to stay in a place with a colorful story or in this case, hundreds of colorful stories. The Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort has been located on the road between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs since the early 1900s. The stucco hotel with 48 rooms lined up under broad, old trees, seems like the ideal setting for a best-selling coming-of-age-novel where the protagonist’s parents were the Buffalo Lodge

Vive la France with Cheese & Cider in Longmont, Colorado. HeidiTown.com 1

Like many little girls, I had an obsession with all things French. I have no idea where this love originated but it led to four years of French class in high-school and two years of French language study in college. Today, I still have a healthy appreciation for French culture especially the food. Sadly, I’ve never been to France and several years ago, my husband and I began putting together

Be the First of Your Friends to Check-in to These Three Colorado Towns. Trinidad, CO Architecture 1. HeidiTown.com

I love discovering out of the way places, the spots that haven’t become overrun with tourists. Over my nearly two decades of living and traveling in Colorado, this has become increasingly difficult. With the population growth of the Front Range and the popularity of Colorful Colorado, nearly every destination, big and small, is getting covered by everyone from travel bloggers to various news outlets. However, the three towns I am

A Denver Tequila & Taco Anniversary Outing 1

As many of my social media followers know, Ryan and I recently celebrated 16-years of marriage in Denver this month, however, that was not where we were supposed to be celebrating. Six months ago, we’d booked a trip to Mexico with the sincere belief that our nearly 15-year-old German Shepherd wasn’t going to make it until May. I’m grateful that we were wrong, she’s still here and this makes us

Colorado Mountain Music Festivals Not to Miss This Summer. JAS Labor Day Festival, Sun. Sept. 3, 2017

‘Tis the season for dusty feet and funny tan lines; that’s right, it’s festival season and in this article, I’m going to share with you some music in the mountains that will be worth your drive time. Some of these events recur throughout the summer and many are free music festivals in the mountains. Free Recurring Music Events in the Mountains High atop a mountain above Glenwood Springs is Glenwood Caverns

Escape the Crowds this Summer Visit a National Monument. Echo Park Campground at Dinosaur

I love our country’s national parks. In fact, I’ve visited many of them across the western United States, but the fact is, they’ve gotten crowded. Here in Colorado, I’ve watched the crowds grow substantially at places like Rocky Mountain National Park and the Great Sand Dunes. This isn’t a directive to stop visiting national parks. You should go but plan ahead. Midweek is the best time to visit and offseason