Books in Ouray & the Million Dollar Hwy

Buckskin Booksellers

This excellent bookstore exemplifies the passion locals have for their town and area. Buckskin carries a huge amount of books on local history, mining and geology, as well as birding books, guidebooks and hiking and…
Books in Telluride

Between the Covers

Bookworms flock to this homey shop with a big selection of local interest, creaking floors and a doting staff. Check online for readings and events. Local secret: the coffee counter in back turns out a mean espresso…
Sports & Outdoors in Crested Butte

Big Al's Bicycle Heaven

The place to come for bicycle rentals or purchases. Options range from townie rides for cheaper rates to high-performance mountain bikes and fat bikes on the high end, but no road bikes. Staff are knowledgeable and …
Dispensary in Crested Butte

Soma Wellness Lounge

With helpful budtenders and lots of different strands and edibles, Soma is considered a professional dispensary for recreational marijuana, with outlets in other Colorado locations too.
Sports & Outdoors in Grand Junction


It’s not as mammoth as some of the other sporting-goods outlets in town, but for camping and climbing, REI sells the best gear and the enthusiastic staff give the best advice.
Books in Crested Butte

Townie Books

A great local bookstore featuring guides, maps, a slew of local authors and a coffee shop on the side. You can also find original gifts that transcend the usual bric-a-brac.
Sports & Outdoors in Gunnison

Rock & Roll Sports

Gunnison's best bike shop can tune your ride and also supplies gear for climbing and skiing pursuits. Check their calendar for cycling events.
Books in Durango

Maria’s Bookshop

Maria’s is a good general bookstore – independently owned and well stocked. It does e-reader orders too.
Dispensary in Durango


This medical and recreational marijuana dispensary is considered one of Colorado's best.
Dispensary in Ridgway

Fiddler's Green

This cannabis shop gets high marks for good budtender service.