Top things to do in Central Colorado

Top Choice Cycling in Leadville

Leadville Trail 100

The Leadville 100, held in August, is one of the most famous and longest mountain-bike races in the world: 100 miles of lung-crushing, adrenaline-fueled riding on the old silver-mining roads that go from 9200ft to 1…
Top Choice Brewery in Dillon

Dillon Dam Brewery

This brewpub is one of Summit County's best and is certainly the most popular bar in town. The menu augments typical pub fare with dishes like pecan-crusted red trout in a maple-bourbon glaze, and pan-seared honey-s…
Top Choice Deli in Aspen

Meat & Cheese

By all means stop by to browse the artisan offerings in the gourmet deli, but don't leave without nibbling on a plate of cheese and charcuterie, beet-and-chèvre salad or a Vietnamese chicken noodle bowl. This true f…
Top Choice American in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Distillery

Served in a big-city-cool dining space, the eclectic menu at this distillery follows the delightful whims of former DC chef Daniel O’Brien, jumping from the sublime cacio e pepe (Roman spaghetti and cheese) to chick…
Top Choice Live Music in Aspen

Belly Up

Long the top nightspot in Aspen, Belly Up has built and maintained its street cred by bringing the best live acts to the Aspen people. That means everything from local bluegrass bands to hip-hop globalist K’NAAN and…
Top Choice Museum in Breckenridge

Barney Ford Museum

Barney Ford was an escaped slave who became a prominent entrepreneur and Colorado civil-rights pioneer, and made two stops in Breckenridge (where he ran a 24-hour chop stand serving delicacies such as oysters) over …
Top Choice Pizza in Salida

Amícas

Thin-crust wood-fired pizzas, panini, housemade lasagna and five microbrews on tap? Amícas can do no wrong. This high-ceilinged, laid-back hangout is the perfect spot to replenish all those calories you burned off d…
Top Choice Modern American in Leadville

Tennessee Pass Cookhouse

If you've never had a gourmet dinner in a yurt before, this is your chance. Diners get to hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski 1 mile to the yurt, where an elegant four-course meal featuring elk tenderloin, local rac…
Top Choice Japanese in Winter Park

Pepe Osaka's Fish Taco

You like sushi. You like fish tacos. And as it turns out, you love sushi tacos, because…why not? At this almost-but-not-quite Nikkei eatery (that's Japanese-Peruvian cuisine if you haven't been keeping up), dig in t…
Top Choice Cajun in Frisco

Lost Cajun

Convivial waitstaff and a festive Louisiana soundtrack greet hungry diners here. First-timers are rewarded with five samples to help them decide (or prolong indecision) – tasty offerings from the open kitchen includ…