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Top Choice Buddhist Stupa in Red Feather Lakes

Great Stupa of Dharmakaya

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya has an electrifying energy and is one of the most significant examples of Buddhist architecture in North America. It's really powerful coming here, and worth the extra miles to get down…
Top Choice Cajun in Fort Collins

Lucile’s Restaurant

Snuggled in an old house, this restaurant is a cozy dream – replete with creaking floors, winsome waiters and fluffy, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits. The Cajun home cookin’ is fantastic; try the eggs Pontchar…
Top Choice Museum in Rocky Mountain National Park

Moraine Park Discovery Center

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1923 and once the park’s proud visitors lodge, this building has been renovated in recent years to host exhibits on geology, glaciers and wildlife. Kids will like the inte…
Top Choice Modern American in Grand Lake

O-A Bistro

Located on the lower level of the Gateway Inn, this is a favorite of Grand Lake’s dining scene. Highlights are made-from-scratch soups and a long, thoughtful wine list. A five- or six-course prix fixe is the best di…
Top Choice Live Music in Cache la Poudre River

Mishawaka Amphitheatre

Reggae and bluegrass, jam bands and folkies – this place knows how to book acts that fit the natural surroundings of the canyon environment. It holds 900 but somehow manages to feel cozy. All told, one of our favori…
Top Choice Park in Northern Colorado

Dinosaur National Monument

Straddling the Utah-Colorado state line, Dinosaur National Monument protects one of North America's largest dinosaur fossil beds, discovered here in 1909. Though both states' sections are beautiful, Utah has the bon…
Park in Steamboat Springs

Mount Zirkel Wilderness

One of the five original wilderness areas in Colorado, Mount Zirkel Wilderness is an untamed, roadless expanse dotted with icy glacial lakes and granite faces, and is rife with opportunities for isolated backcountry…
American in Steamboat Springs

Laundry

This new-generation Steamboat eatery has some of the best food in town. You'll love creative takes on comfort food, charcuterie boards, big steaks, barbecue, creative presentations and pickled everything. Budget-bus…
Waterfall in Steamboat Springs

Fish Creek Falls

Just 5 miles out of town, Fish Creek Falls is a wonderful hike for families. The 0.8-mile loop takes you to a scenic overlook with views across to the 283ft waterfall. From there, you can cut down past picnic areas,…
Steak in Steamboat Springs

E3 Chophouse

Set in a glowing building overlooking the Yampa River, this steakhouse bustles to life nightly. Many just come to enjoy the happy hour, while serious dining patrons settle in around sunset. In summer don't miss an o…