Crested Butte & Gunnison
Mesa Verde & The Four Corners
Grand Junction to Cortez
It’s hard not to dig Telluride. Once an old Ute hunting ground and then a saloon-swinging mining town, Telluride offers great skiing, great mountain biking and great festivals. She’s a good-looking babe; an archetypical Wild West mountain village with a well-preserved Victorian downtown, laid-back residents and fabulous mountain views.
Summer or winter, Durango is nothing short of delightful. It’s one of those archetypal old Colorado mining towns, filled with graceful hotels, Victorian-era saloons and mountains as far as the eye can see. If the town alone doesn’t whet your appetite, dip into Durango’s goody bag of adventures to get the glands really salivating.
Mesa Verde National Park
Shrouded in mystery, Mesa Verde is a fascinating, if slightly eerie, national park to explore. It is here that a civilization of Ancestral Pueblo Indians appears to have vanished in AD 1300, leaving behind a complex civilization of cliff dwellings.
Ouray & the Million Dollar Hwy
No matter how many times you visit, Ouray’s views slam you in the face every time. Sandwiched between imposing peaks, tiny Ouray just might be that little bit of paradise John Denver waxes lyrical about in ‘Rocky Mountain High.