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COLORADO

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We believe in visionaries who can turn skyscrapers into mountains. Early risers who would rather cast a line than wait in one. Optimists who are only over-booked when they’ve packed too much to read. We don’t believe in tourists.

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VISIT

Colorado

Scenic beauty abounds in Colorado with plenty of things to do. Spend time in Denver or Colorado Springs. Visit the towns along the Front Range or get up into the mountains. There are 54 peaks of 14,000 feet or more. If your interest is in native culture, there are many museums – plus explore Native American archaeological sites such as Chimney Rock National Monument, Crow Canyon or Mesa Verde. Explore the Western Slope where towns like Durango, Pagosa Springs and Telluride still reflect the western influence of their mining and ranching heritage. There are lakes and rivers for boating, fishing, kayaking and whitewater rafting. Colorado is the headwaters for several major rivers, including the Colorado, Rio Grande, Animas and Arkansas. Outdoor adventures await in 42 State Parks and 4 National Parks and all the wide-open spaces in Colorado. For more ideas and helpful information please visit the websites of our partners listed in the directory and those listed below.

Garden of the Gods

HELPFUL TRAVELER INFORMATION Road Conditions CoTrip.org Colorado Tourism Colorado.com Colorado Visitor Information VisitorTips.com Boulder BoulderColoradoUSA.com CaĂąon City CanonCityColorado.com Colorado Springs VisitCOS.com Cripple Creek VisitCrippleCreek.com Delta County DeltaCountyColorado.com Denver VisitDenver.com Durango Durango.org Estes Park VisitEstesPark.com Gunnison-Crested Butte GunnisonCrestedButte.com Manitou Springs ManitouSprings.org Mesa Verde Country MesaVerdeCountry.com Montrose VisitMontrose.com Pagosa Springs VisitPagosaSprings.com Pueblo VisitPueblo.org Telluride VisitTelluride.com


Plan your Stay in the heart of the Pikes Peak Region

Nestled between Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs is centrally located to the attractions of the Pikes Peak Region. Our walkable small town is the perfect place to stay while you stroll the newly-designated creative district, sip the cold-water mineral drinking springs and explore unique shopping and dining.

CALL FOR A FREE VISITORS GUIDE

800-642-2567

OR VISIT MANITOUSPRINGS.ORG

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MANITOU CLIFF DWELLINGS

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MAY - SEPT 9-6 MAR, APR, OCT, NOV 9-5 DEC - FEB 10-4 check web for off season hours

WHERE?

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MILES WEST OF

COLORADO SPRINGS

OFF HWY 24

(800) 354.9971 CLIFFDWELLINGS.ORG

CLIFFDWELLINGS.ORG

COUPONS

INFO MAP FOR EVENTS AND MORE

LOCATED AT

10 CLIFF DWELLINGS RD

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For help in planning your visit, log on to FocusOnTheFamily.com/WelcomeCenter or call our 24-hour Visitor Information Line: 719-531-3328

Focus on the Family Welcome Center and Bookstore 8685 Explorer Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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MOVING DINOSAURS

AERIAL ADVENTURE PARK 44895 US HWY 50, CAÑON CITY, CO

INTERACTIVE

MUSEUM DISCOVER WHY OUR AREA IS FAMOUS FOR DINOSAURS

30 E XP ER I E NC E C O LOR A DO’S JUR A SSIC PA ST


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Rock

Catch

Lock

Explore An extraordinary summer of family fun and adventure awaits at the foot of the Rockies. Come discover what your heart yearns for in the heart of northern Colorado and lock your love on the largest LOVE lock sculpture of its kind in the U.S.. Only 45 minutes north of Denver Interna�onal Airport and 35 minutes east of Rocky Mountain Na�onal Park.

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on regular admission Present this coupon at the ticket window to receive up to six (6) admission tickets for $10 off the main gate price. Valid any regular operating day. Offer expires 11/2/19.

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Explore and discover with me.

TRAILS RIVERS PARKS ART MUSIC RESTAURANTS HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

VISIT THE HIP LITTLE TOWN EVERYBODY LOVES LyonsColorado.com

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YOUR GUIDE TO

STATE & NATIONAL PARKS

Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. FRUITA, COLORADO

Camp • Fish • Boat • Hike • Enjoy

Visit the Following Sites To Discover Colorado:

CPW.state.co.us nps.gov


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Festival

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MAY 10-11 Colorado Chocolate Festival 24-30 Air Force Academy Graduation Week 24-26 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 27 Bolder BOULDER 10k Road Race 30-June 2 WAVE: Light + Water + Sound

COChocolateFests.com USAFA.edu IronHorseBicycleClassic.com BolderBoulder.com BreckCreate.org

JUNE 1 1 7-9 7-9 9 15 20-23 21-23 21-23 21-23 26-July 7 30

Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival Animas River Days SummerFest on the Rio Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival Garden of the Gods 10 Mile & 10k Rio Grande Scenic RR Rails & Ales Alamosa Round-up & PRCA Rodeo Strawberry Days Festival Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival Greeley Stampede Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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Cowboys’ Roundup Days Cherry Creek Arts Festival Music In The Mountains Rooftop Rodeo Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & Art In The Park Buffalo Bill Days

1-4 2-3 2-6 16-18 17-18 24 30-Sept 1 31 23-Sept 2 31-Sept 2 31-Sept 2

Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Beat the Heat BBQ, Brews & Chili Larimer County Fair & Rodeo Salute to American Veterans Rally Golden Fine Arts Festival San Juan Brewfest Early Iron Festival Durango & Silverton RR Brew Train Colorado State Fair A Taste of Colorado Colorado Springs Hot Air Balloon Festival

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FORTitude 10k Stanley Arts Festival Chile & Frijoles Festival Autumn Gold Festival Durango & Silverton RR Brew Train

ManitouSprings.org AnimasRiverDays.com SummerFestOnTheRio.org FolkWest.com GardenTenMile.com ColoradoTrain.com AlamosaRoundUp.com StrawberryDays.com NSRA-USA.com RoyalGorgeWhitewaterFestival.com GreeleyStampede.org PPIHC.com

JULY Steamboat.com CherryArts.org MusicInTheMountains.com RooftopRodeo.com PikesPeakOrBust.org SteamboatChamber.com BuffaloBillDays.com

AUGUST DouglasCountyFairAndRodeo.com SLVBeatTheHeat.com LarimerCountyFair.org TheVeteransRally.org GoldenFineArtsFestival.org SanJuanBrewfest.com EarlyIronClub.com DurangoTrain.com ColoradoStateFair.com ATasteOfColorado.com ColoradoSpringsLaborDayLiftOff.com

SEPTEMBER Fortitude10k.BolderBoulder.com StanleyArtsFestival.org PuebloChileFestivalInfo.com VisitEstesPark.com DurangoTrain.com

Search for Events throughout Colorado at Colorado.com


Vacation in COLORADO

C OLORADO

VAC ATION

ACTIVIT Y

GUIDE

S U P P O R T T H E S E PA R T N E R S

MAP

WYOMING

NEBRASKA

DISTANCE TO Denver From...

Fort Collins

Santa Fe, NM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392 Durango, CO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337 Amarillo, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431 Albuquerque, NM . . . . . . . . . . . 447 Oklahoma City, OK . . . . . . . . . . 678 El Paso, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 633 Flagstaff, AZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 677 Dallas, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 795 San Antonio, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . 933 Houston, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,029

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Steamboat Springs

Rocky Mountain National Park

Kremmling

Vail

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Downieville

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Aspen

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8 Poncha Springs

Gunnison

Montrose

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Cripple Creek

Colorado Springs 1

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Saguache

Ouray

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Telluride

285

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Cortez

Mancos

Mesa Verde National Park 160

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Durango 172

Ignacio

Chimney Rock

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South Fork 160

Mosca

Crestone

La Junta

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Reserve

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Pagosa Springs

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Blanca

Walsenburg

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road Colorado Springs (719) 633-9925 CMZoo.org Colorado Gators Reptile Park 9162 Lane 9 North Mosca (719) 378-2612 Burlington ColoradoGators.com Colorado Springs Visitor Information Center 515 South Cascade Avenue Colorado Springs (800) 888-4748 VisitCOS.com

Trinidad Antonito

Vacation ACTIVITY GUIDE

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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center 4729 Twin Rocks Road Divide (719) 687-9742 WolfEducation.org Cripple Creek Heritage Center 9283 Lamar Highway 67 Cripple Creek (719) 689-3315 or (877) 858-4653 VisitCrippleCreek.com Cumbres385 &

Toltec Scenic Railroad 5234 Highway 285 Antonito (888) 286-2737 CumbresToltec.com Springfield

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NEW MEXICO COLORADO

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La Jara

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Arvada Visitors Center 7305 Grandview Avenue 34 Arvada (720) 898-3380 Wray VisitArvada.org

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Pueblo

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Crested Butte

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Aurora

Conifer

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Buena Vista

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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Leadville

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Denver

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Idaho Springs Silverthorne Breckenridge

Avon

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Boulder

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Adventures Out West 1680 South 21st Street Julesburg Colorado Springs (719) 578-0935 AdvOutWest.com 76

Alamosa’s Colorado 2 Welcome Center Sterling 610 State Avenue385 Alamosa (719) 589-4840 or (800) 258-7597 Alamosa.org

Greeley

Lyons 36

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Loveland

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Estes Park

Granby

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Glenwood Springs

Grand Junction

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Fruita

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Denver Adventures Denver Zipline Tours 26267 Conifer Road Conifer (303) 984-6151 DenverAdventures.com

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad 479 Main Avenue Durango (888) 872-4607 DurangoTrain.com

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Elitch Gardens 2000 Elitch Circle Denver (303) 595-4386 ElitchGardens.com

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Music in the Mountains 515 East College Drive Durango (970) 385-6820 MusicInTheMountains.com

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Flexible Flyers Rafting 890 Roosa Avenue Durango (970) 247-4628 FlexibleFlyersRafting.com

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Focus on the Family 8685 Explorer Drive Colorado Springs (719) 531-3328 FocusOnTheFamily.com/ WelcomeCenter

Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour 721 County Road 4-A Silverton (970) 387-5444 or (800) 872-3009 MineTour.com

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Full Blast Adventure Center 20673 Highway 160 West Durango (970) 759-9880 ZiplineDurangoCO.com

Outlets of Colorado Outlets at Castle Rock 5050 Factory Shops Boulevard Castle Rock (303) 688-4495 OutletsAtCastleRock.com

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Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center 1805 North 30th Street Exit 146 Colorado Springs (719) 634-6666 GardenOfGods.com

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Loveland Visitors Center 5400 Stone Creek Circle Loveland (970) 667-3882 VisitLovelandCO.com Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce 349 Main Street Lyons (303) 875-1975 LyonsColorado.com

Outlets at Loveland 5661 McWhinney Boulevard Loveland (970) 663-1916 OutletsAtLoveland.com Outlets at Silverthorne 246-V Rainbow Drive Silverthorne (866) 746-7686 OutletsAtSilverthorne.com

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Manitou Cliff Dwellings 10 Cliff Dwellings Road Manitou Springs (800) 354-9971 CliffDwellingsMuseum.com

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Manitou Springs Visitor Information Center 354 Manitou Avenue Manitou Springs (800) 642-2567 ManitouSprings.org

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Museums of Western Colorado MuseumofWesternCO.org Museum of the West 462 Ute Avenue Grand Junction (970) 242-0971 Dinosaur Journey 550 Jurassic Ct., Fruita (970) 858-7282 Cross Orchards 3073 F Road Grand Junction (970) 434-9814

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Performance Tours Rafting (800) 577-7238 PerformanceTours.com • Breckenridge • Buena Vista • Royal Gorge • Idaho Springs Pueblo Visitor Information Center 301 North Union Avenue Pueblo (719) 543-2430 or (855) 543-2430 VisitPueblo.org Raft Masters 2315 East Main Street Cañon City (719) 275-6645 RaftMasters.com Red Mountain Motel, Cabins & RV Park 664 Greene Street Silverton (970) 387-5512 or (888) 970-5512 RedMtMotelRVPk.com Royal Gorge Bridge & Park 4218 County Road 3A Cañon City (888) 333-5597 RoyalGorgeBridge.com Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience 44895 West US Highway 50 Cañon City (719) 275-2726 DinoXP.com

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Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours 45045 West US Highway 50 Cañon City (719) 275-7238 RoyalGorgeRafting.net Royal Gorge Route Railroad 330 Royal Gorge Boulevard Cañon City (719) 276-4000 RoyalGorgeRoute.com

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San Luis Valley Tourism Association (719) 580-4346 SanLuisValley.org

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South Fork Visitor Center 28 Silver Thread Lane South Fork (719) 873-5512 SouthFork.org

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Town of Monument 645 Beacon Lite Road Monument (719) 481-2954 TownOfMonument.org United Campgrounds Durango 1322 Animas View Drive Durango (970) 247-3853 UnitedCampgroundDurango.com DurangoRV.com Visit Aurora 2260 South Xanadu Way Suite 200 Aurora (720) 484-8902 VisitAurora.com

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Visit Denver 1575 California Street Denver (800) 233-6837 VisitDenver.com

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Visit Golden 1010 Washington Avenue Golden (303) 279-2282 VisitGolden.com

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Visit Greeley 902 7th Avenue Greeley (970) 352-3567 VisitGreeley.org Water World Colorado 8801 North Pecos Street Federal Heights (303) 427-7873 WaterWorldColorado.com


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OutletsAtLoveland.com 970-663-1916

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OutletsAtCastlerock.com I 303-688-4495

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Your Next Adventure

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Soar through the Rocky Mountains at speeds up to 55mph on ziplines totaling over 6,000ft in length.

Ziplining • Mountain Biking Hiking • Rock Climbing And Much More!

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Denver Adventures - Zipline Tours

303-984-6151 • DenverAdventures.com

RULE N O 21

DON’T BE SURPRISED IF SOMEONE TELLS YOU TO TAKE A HIKE.

Our downtown is home to an array of local cafes and neighborhood eateries all within walking distance of several of our favorite trails. Golden Rules!

VISITGOLDEN.COM

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Experience "WOW" Perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Colorado Rockies, Greeley offers that small town feel with big city attractions and entertainment.

Drop your bags, have funcircle back to Greeley! visitgreeley.org

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YOUR HOME HOME BASE BASE FOR FOR AA GREAT GREAT YOUR SOUTHERN COLORADO COLORADO ADVENTURE ADVENTURE SOUTHERN

SAVE THE DATE

25th Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival September 20-22

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VISIT PUEBLO APP | VISITPUEBLO.ORG

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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

Hold an Alligator!

Albino

Gators!

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Hundreds of rescued reptiles! www.ColoradoGators.com (719) 378-2612 open daily!

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feel the rush of 12mph. Steal away a day on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. It’s a 64 - mile journey that zig zags through steep mountain canyons, the high desert, and lush meadows between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico. Begin your adventure in either town. The trip includes a hearty lunch buffet and luxury motor coach shuttle back to your car. Enjoy the pace of a bygone era and the breathtaking beauty of the unspoiled West.

book now at cumbrestoltec.com 1-888-286-2737

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America’s most historic scenic railroad

Deluxe Camping & Recreation

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TROLLEY TO AND FROM TOWN Surrounded by the San Juan National Forest On the banks of the Animas River Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train runs through the campground. 100 plus level sites with water, electricity and sewers 90 tent sites with grass • Free Wi-Fi General store • Pets allowed • Plenty of shade trees

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1322 Animas View Drive • Durango, Colorado 81301 (970) 247-3853 • UnitedCampgroundDurango.com • DurangoRV.com


ZIPLINE - RAFTING - OFF ROAD FUN

15 Just one mile from Downtown Durango, Full Blast Adventure Center offers Durango’s best activities! Whether you have a little time or a lot, we have adventures for every interest and budget. Book Your Adventure Today! Reservations Required

970.759.9880 | ZiplineDurangoCO.com

Friendly Qualified Guides!

Guided Rafting Trips Tube Rentals Inflatable Kayak Rentals Book Your Adventure Today! 13 DURANGO, COLORADO

970.247.4628 • FlexibleFlyersRafting.com


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CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL DURANGO, COLORADO

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JULY 6 - JULY 28, 2019

TICKETS AND SCHEDULE MUSICINTHEMOUNTAINS.COM • 970.385.6820


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Discover TogeTher

the treasures of western Colorado.

AGRICULTURAL RENEWAL

550 Jurassic Ct. Fruita

HISTORICAL WONDERS

462 Ute Ave. Grand Junction

3073 F Road Grand Junction

EDUCATIONAL EXPLORATION

462 Ute Ave. Grand Junction

CULTURAL PRESERVATION

museumofwesternco.org • 970.242.0971


AsseS Donkeys

People Have Been Ridin’ Our Asses For 126 Years! 127

Photo courtesy of Cripple Creek District Museum - First Donkey Derby Days, 1931

Cripple Creek - a historic gambling and mining town that’s one of the most dynamic and scenic tourism destinations in Colorado. The grandly restored Old West brick buildings along Bennett Avenue, surrounded by majestic mountains, boast nine unique state-of-the-art casinos, as well as great museums, attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. The excitement that drove the Greatest Gold Rush Ever still lives in Cripple Creek, where treasure seekers and hooligans from near and far try their hands at poker, black jack, roulette, craps and slot machines with the highest casino paybacks and most authentic casinos in Colorado. Just 1 hour West of Colorado Springs (Hwy 24 West to Hwy 67 South)

Discover More at

VisitCrippleCreek.com

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Things to do and see in Colorado.

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Things to do and see in Colorado.