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
‘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
If you’ve been following HeidiTown for any length of time, you’ve probably met our German Shepherd, Xena. As Xena got older and had more health issues, we started looking for ways to include her on our trips. However, I was astonished to discover that many so-called “dog-friendly” hotels do not allow dogs over 45 pounds. A lot of HeidiTown citizens have fur kids that exceed this weight limit – our
No matter when you plan to visit Aspen, Colorado — winter, spring, summer or fall — plan to spend some time and money on dining. You won’t regret it. Before we visited this winter, I had no idea Aspen was such a foodie town, and I’m not kidding when I suggest that you should go there and eat all the things. Seriously, forget about the diet and don’t cry over
If you’re in the market for a pair of shoes that cost more than my first car, Aspen is certainly the place to go. However, I was surprised to find a number of shops selling affordable items in this high-end town. We visited Aspen in January during Wintersköl, their annual winter festival that features snow sculpting, a canine fashion show, on slope fun and more. While in Aspen, I discovered
I am ashamed to admit that an iconic Colorado town has been missing from my HeidiTown travels and it’s entirely my fault. After six years of traveling the state, up until this month, I had only ever been to Aspen for an afternoon. To be honest, I was intimidated by Aspen. I’m a laid-back, West Coast girl. I grew up in small towns in Oregon and Washington, far from the
Summer is quickly coming to a close and you may be thinking about one last trip to the Colorado mountains before the kids head back to school. This week’s radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM, Fort Collins public radio, highlights some of the late summer music festivals happening across the Rocky Mountains. From soul music in Vail to jazz in Copper, the hills are alive with the sound of music.
HeidiTown.com’s KRFC 88.9 FM radio segment for the weekend of December 16-18, 2011. Click here –> LISTEN TO AUDIO Hi, my name is Heidi and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog about events, festivals and road trips around Colorado. Remember, HeidiTown is not a calendar of events, but rather stuff the Mayor likes! And one thing I like? Birds. Yes, I’m an amateur birder so this event caught my
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
The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games are underway, and among the members of Team USA, Colorado is well represented. Colorado ranks only behind New York and Minnesota for number of athletes represented at the games. Colorado, 17 New York, 19 Minnesota, 21 Aspen, Colorado claims the most Olympians from a single town, with three skiers, two snowboarders and one figure skater. The total number of U.S. Athletes is 216.