Colorado

Hotel Colorado sepia by HeidiTown.com

When it comes to ghosts, I’m a skeptic, but I’m a skeptic with an overactive imagination. Therefore scary movies keep me up at night and staying in a haunted hotel can leave me with a racing heart and clammy palms. My most haunting ghost experience actually happened in college while I was living in a huge Victorian mansion in Bellingham, Washington. On three separate occasions, just on the verge of

The Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Until this past July, Pagosa Springs was just a town I’d driven through on my way to other places, and I’m not the only one. Lots of people drive right through this tiny town without realizing the unique experiences they are passing up. We were in town to attend the Pagosa Springs Renaissance & Pirate Festival, but to fill in the rest of the trip we soaked and soaked and

Dining in Durango Pozole to Pho, It Never Gets Boring 4. HeidiTown.com

Mayor’s note: I’m going to write a three-part series on Doing Durango. Part one, published on 5/15 was all about beer. Today’s post is all about food and the last post in the series will focus on touristy, fun activities you shouldn’t miss. In Durango you are just as likely to see a man in a cowboy hat as a guy with sleeve tattoos and ear gauges, and you can

Ice climbing in Ouray, not just for the pros

When I told people I was going ice climbing in Ouray, they would say, “I didn’t know you were a climber.” I’m not a climber. I had never even sat in a harness until my first zip lining experience in 2012. However, when I was offered the chance to go ice climbing with San Juan Mountain Guides, for some crazy reason I said yes. On our third day in Ouray,

Sled Dog at Dog Sled Rides Feb 2013 HeidiTown.com

Throughout childhood, I watched the Iditarod with pure excitement. I remember watching the late Susan Butcher dominate the race during the late 80s and early 90s. It was a sport that crossed gender lines and pitted human nature against Mother Nature, and Mother Nature sometimes won. I was also a fan of the Iditarod because growing up in the Pacific Northwest I had several connections to people who ran the

snowmobilng Grand County HeidiTown.com

On a trip to Grand Lake, Colorado, primarily to attend Winter Carnival, we had the opportunity go snowmobiling thanks to On the Trail Rentals. My first and only snowmobiling experience up until this point had been riding behind my husband on an old sled over some less than ideal terrain. The snowmobile didn’t have any shocks and it left a terrible trail of environmental pollution. Thankfully, On the Trail Rentals

Dave & Busters

Birthdays are a big deal in our house and milestone birthdays are an even bigger deal. A birthday usually involves a weekend away, but since my husband, Ryan was turning 40 this month I asked whether he preferred a party. He informed me that he wanted a party, but “didn’t want to just meet up for beers with friends like we do all the time.” So I had to put

Polar Express arrives at the station Durango

A Note from the Mayor on July 29, 2018: HeidiTown has grown a lot since this article was posted in 2011, but this is still the most popular post. I welcome you to HeidiTown! Please spend some time browsing everything this little town has to offer when it comes to Colorado travel and festivals. I love Colorado during the holiday season. From Denver’s Larimer Street to the Christmas Market in