In Aspen, Colo., some fans of fall foliage go to extremes for a spectacular view – namely, jumping off a cliff above a sea of autumnal oranges, reds, yellows and golds. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports on paragliding in a leaf peeper’s paradise.
The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, separated by about half a kilometer. The mountains are on the border between Pitkin County and Gunnison County, Colorado, United States, about 12 miles southwest of Aspen. Both peaks are fourteeners.
Boulder is a city at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in northern Colorado. To the west, the trail-lined Flatirons are craggy rock formations overlooking the city. Downtown’s pedestrian Pearl Street Mall includes art galleries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The University of Colorado Boulder campus is home to the Fiske Planetarium and the Museum of Natural History, with zoology and anthropology exhibits.
In this video or Northern Colorado we show Eldorado Springs(2:50), Nederland(4:07), Boulder (6:37), Lyons(13:32), Estes Park(14:13), Rocky Mountain National Park (19:03), and Grand Lake. Below are the places of interest featured in the video.
PLACES OF INTEREST Boulder Falls (5:24) Boulder Canyon Dr, Nederland Peal Street Mall (8:12) Boulder Celestial Seasonings Tea (13:10) 4600 Sleepytime Dr, Boulder TOURS Green Jeep Tours (16:01) 157 Moraine Ave, Estes Park Estes Park Trolley (16:10) EstesParkTrolleys.com Estes Park Aerial Tram (18:07) 420 E Riverside Dr, Estes Park
FOOD Pasta Jays (9:02) 1001 Pearl St, Boulder Bar Taco (9:18) 1048 Pearl St Suite 101, Boulder West End Tavern (9:40) 926 Pearl St, Boulder Know Thai (9:50) 1600 Broadway, Boulder The Wild Rose (16:54) 157 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park Estes Park Brewery (18:03) 470 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park
COFFEE & ICE CREAM Ozo Coffe Company (2:30) 1015 Pearl St, Boulder Coffee on the Rocks (15:10) 510 Moraine Ave, Estes Park Munchin House (16:33) 130 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park Lauras Fine Candies (17:09) 129 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park
PARKS Eldorado Canyon State Park (2:50) 9 Kneale Rd, Eldorado Springs, CO Eben G Fine Park (tubing) (6:42) 101 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Boulder Creek Path (7:13) 101 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Chautauqua Park (10:36) 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder Boulder Reservoir (12:01) 5565 51st St, Boulder Knoll-Willow Open Space (15:30) 300 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park Bond Park (15:52) 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park Rocky Mtn National Park (19:03)
Outside of Denver is one of America’s most iconic music venues: a naturally-formed amphitheatre, millions of years in the making, that is today a stunning setting for concerts and yoga sessions. Correspondent Luke Burbank visits Red Rocks, and talks with members of the band The String Cheese Incident about the intensity and acoustics of a Red Rocks set.
For 130 years, visitors have made the trip to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado on a train that’s one-of-a-kind. Now, after being closed for more than three years and undergoing a $100 million renovation, it’s once again bringing travelers on a breathtaking journey. Nancy Chen has the details.
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway is a Strub rack system cog railway with 4 ft 8+1⁄2 in standard gauge track in Colorado, United States, climbing the well-known mountain Pikes Peak. The base station is in Manitou Springs, Colorado, near Colorado Springs.
Colorado Day is celebrated on Aug. 1 each year to commemorate President Ulysses S. Grant’s signing of a proclamation admitting Colorado as a state and this year’s event marks the Centennial State’s 145th “birthday.”
Day 1: Denver to Salida
Breakfast from Crema Coffee House (cremacoffeehouse.net) fuels the 2-hour-15-minute launch out of Denver’s orbit and into the mountains toward Buena Vista (“BYOO-nuh Vista” if you want to blend in). Along the Arkansas River, the town is a jumping-in point for kayakers, white-water rafters and stand-up paddleboarders (which is why you see so many signs asking you “SUP?”). If the rapids look too rapid, stroll instead along the banks in South Main, a meticulous neighborhood of gabled homes and shops that feels slightly staged but nonetheless stylish. Pop into the bar at the Surf Hotel, which anchors the area, for a refreshment on the wraparound balcony that overlooks the river (surfhotel.com).
Day 2: Salida to Paonia
Show no restraint when selecting your breakfast items at Salida’s Little Red Hen Bakery (littleredhensalida.com). The drive west over Monarch Pass offers a panorama of the Sawatch mountain range as you cross the Continental Divide, the boundary that decides whether a river flows east or west. Continue on to Crested Butte, carved with plenty of hiking and biking paths. During the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, July 9-18, local guides lead walks to the lushest spots, including the Rustler Gulch and Beckwith Pass trails (crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.org). Back in town, brightly painted buildings along Elk Avenue host convivial places such as Secret Stash (secretstash.com), which serves cheeky pizzas like the Booty Call (a heap of meat).
Day 3: Paonia to Grand Junction
Before leaving Paonia, stock the car with tamales, honey and cider from Big B’s store and cafe, which sits steps away from their apple orchard (bigbs.com). Then drive over to Western Culture Farmstead & Creamery for some fresh feta and chevre and to coo over the adorable baby goats (westernculturefarmstead.com). It’s 2½ hours south to Telluride, sitting in a box canyon of 13ers and 14ers in a landscape that could be Switzerland’s stunt double. The emerald peaks crowd around this former mining town, now an upscale enclave of art galleries, cafes and shops. Get a lay of the land aboard the town’s free gondola, which lifts riders 1,750 feet above the valley floor. By late afternoon, the final leg of this tour sends you north 2.5 hours to Palisade, where in summer, orchards all over burst with the town’s prized peaches. Then, with space left on your camera-phone for one more astonishing landmass, take the scenic Rim Rock Drive through Colorado National Monument, 32 square miles of sandstone plateaus and rock formations with plenty of roadside overlooks along the route.
Five stories to know for May 10: Shootings in Colarado and New York’s Times Square, China’s rocket debris, clashes in Israel, and COVID in India.
1. A man fatally shot six people including his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
2. Remnants of China’s biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere.
3. Three people including a four-year-old girl were shot in New York City’s Times Square after gunfire broke out in a dispute that they were apparently not involved in, the city’s top police official said.
4. Palestinian protesters threw rocks and Israeli police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets in clashes outside al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, as Israel marked the anniversary of its capture of parts of the city in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
5. Indian coronavirus infections and deaths held close to record daily highs on Monday, increasing calls for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lock down the country.
Winding River Ranch is located less than 30 miles from Buena Vista, Buena Vista Central Colorado Regional Airport and 10 minutes by paved State Highway 285 south of Fairplay. It encompasses a highly diverse block of 5,748± acres (3,780± deeded) that lies at 9,300 feet just below the continental divide which includes some of Colorado’s famous 14,000-foot peaks. The lower reaches of the ranch include a rich wetland complex that supports nearly five miles of world-class private fishing on the highly regarded South Fork of the South Platte River. The upper reaches of the ranch include steeper, timbered terrain that offers private trophy quality elk and deer hunting – with rare hunting tags. There is enough land to support modest hay production, summer grazing for livestock and horses and three irrigated food plots, although fish and wildlife are the crop of choice for the current owners.