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July 17, 2017, Comments Off on The Colorado Mountain Charm of Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek, elevation 9, 494 feet, just below tree line was not part of the Colorado gold rush that began in the late 1850s. It was thought the area was […]

The Brown Palace Hotel: Grandeur With a History

February 10, 2017, 2 Comments

The elegant and distinguished Brown Palace Hotel is nestled in the heart of Denver, Colorado against a backdrop of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. Ma ...

La Caverna del Oro - Gold

La Caverna del Oro

October 15, 2016, Comments Off on La Caverna del Oro

La Caverna del Oro or The Cavern of Gold is the story of a legendary lost gold mine somewhere above 13,000 feet, perhaps located on Marble Mountain in ...

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

April 26, 2016, Comments Off on Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Nestled under a protective overhang of red sandstone, Manitou Cliff Dwellings near Manitou Springs, Colorado, is a fun and historical place to visit. ...

  • Hovenweep National Monument
    Hovenweep National Monument
    November 21, 2015, Comments Off on Hovenweep National Monument

    At Hovenweep National Monument, around 800 years ago, ancestors of today’s Native American people built some of the most enigmatic structures in the Southwest. Although human habitation at Hovenweep dates […]

  • Mesa Verde National Park
    April 13, 2015, Comments Off on Mesa Verde National Park

    Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 […]

  • Mineral Waters of Manitou Springs
    March 7, 2014, Comments Off on Mineral Waters of Manitou Springs

    Long ago, the Native American people in Colorado considered the land around what is now Manitou Springs sacred ground. To them, the bubbly mineral water represented the breath of their […]

  • Chimney Rock Archeological Park
    April 5, 2013, Comments Off on Chimney Rock Archeological Park

    For centuries, Native Americans have held scared the beautiful and prominent spires of Chimney Rock. Located in the San Juan National Forest Archeological Area, between Durango and Pagosa Springs, and […]

  • Ute Mountain Tribal Park Pueblo Ruins
    Ute Mountain Tribal Park
    March 15, 2013, Comments Off on Ute Mountain Tribal Park

    About 400 A.D., the Ancestral Pueblo people moved into the Mancos Valley. They hunted, fished and farmed the canyons and mesa tops. To shelter from the harsh climate, they built […]

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    Colorado Christmas by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    December 11, 2012, Comments Off on Colorado Christmas by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    If you live in Colorado, you are going to hear the song “Colorado Christmas” by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band about 10 times a day and everywhere you go. If […]

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