MTN Town Magazine Colorado - Summer 2013

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Magazine Colorado S u m m e r I s s u e | 2013



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Colorado Mountain Town Lifestyles

Summer, such sweet words. It has been a very long winter for many of us as spring got shoved to the side by the continuous onslaught of snow. Words of encouragement developed as our worlds stayed brown, white and blue. My mantra was “spring snows equal river flows”. As we all know we need water, lots of water! Reservoirs are at historic levels and our rivers and streams are trickling. Speaking of water, we talk about stand up paddleboarding, aka, SUP in this issue. SUP is a new passion for me, it is a sport that has rapidly grown around the United States and is takng off in Colorado. There is a group of people here in our mountain communities who have taken it to the rivers and are bringing the sport to our people. Being outside is a part of our life especially during the summer months; we can’t get enough of it. Sleeping outside under the stars is a treat. Be sure to gaze at Daniel McVey’s beautiful Milky Way rising image, it is a priority. Then take some chances and try something new. Kristen Lummis did at Winter Park where she learned how to downhill at Trestles Bike Park. After a great fresh air day there is nothing better then a cold beer and in Colorado’s mountain towns each town has its own flavor. We talk beer in our Cocktail pages and then move on to a highlight some great mountain town restaurants. There is so much to do in the summertime. Festivals abound so make a plan to attend one. The Festival and Event guide at the back can help. However, I suggest you take a moment to breathe and enjoy the moment you are in. It is the gift of life that seems to be enhanced here. Happy summer folks.


~Holly Battista-Resignolo, Publisher

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Summer 2013 - Colorado


WHAT’S INSIDE 6. publisher’s greeting 12. mtn town favs 14. priorities 16. good gear 18. gear to get 20. wellness


24. on the mat 26. mtn man mojo 30. biz


32. sup invasion 38. gravity girl 44. mtn town retreat 58. mtn dwellings 54. mtn arts 58. cocktails


66. eat 68. carl’s tavern 70. fatty’s pizzeria 77. festival & events guide




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Al Mart, Alma>> Located at an elevation of 10,578 feet above sea level the AL-MART General Store is a resource to many in Park County. Fresh produce from Austin Family Farms in Paonia and Colorado beef and pork from the Scanga Meat Company in Salida can be purchased here. This 1920’s general store is no mega mart. Supplies for camping, fishing, hiking and mountain living can be found in the historic building. 11 S. Main Street, Alma-

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MTN Town Favs Spindaroos>> Get your littlest ones ready for the cycling season in style. Spindaroos has team jerseys and one-pieces they can sport during the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and while cheering mom and dad on during their big competitions. The company also offers functional biking wear for older kids too. Check them out on-line.

<< Beneath the Covers Up in Colorado’s MTN Towns it is hard to find a book store. You will not find a Barnes & Noble, or big box store. Thank goodness for the library. But what about buying a book? When you are in Telluride check out Between the Covers Bookstore. The store greets you with floor to ceiling book shelves that will make you want to stop and slow down for just a little bit.W 224 W Colorado Ave, Telluride

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This year the 4th Annual Colorado 600 is preparing a five day ride and trail symposium through the mountains of southwestern Colorado. Each day riders learn about what is facing the trail riding enthusiast and the issues facing OHV trails in Colorado. Riders are able choose the option of single track, dual-sport or adventure trails based on what they are in the mood for. All proceeds from the ride will go to support the Colorado Trails Preservation Alliance, a Colorado 501c3 non-profit. The newly-formed TPA is focused on preserving single-track trails for motorized riding. For more information: or


Priorities “The summer sky allows us to look inward at our own galaxy, the Milky Way. It shines bright each evening during this time of the year. Don’t forget to look up in wonder.” - Daniel McVey

Photo Credits: Daniel McVey


Good Gear


The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Colorado’s mountain towns and so is the art of giving back. Fishpond products began in the mountain town of Silverthorne, Colorado. Simple product design combined with appealing colors and pure function has brought the company to the forefront of in the fly fishing industry. John Land Le Coq, the co-founder of Fishpond and Lilypond products has seen great success and growth with his company. He acknowledges that with great success comes the ability and desire to support the environment that supports him.

The “Ripple Effect” dubbed appropriately by the company is their way of approaching conservation and support of the environments that support them. Reducing their foot print in the


Fishpond USA world is very important as well as giving back. Trout Unlimited at the state and national level, as well as Troubled Waters USA and the Kodiak Project in Alaska find support through donations from the company. Philanthropy has also extended to smaller organizations and individuals in Colorado’s mountain towns Fishpond’s gear stands up to the test of time, the elements and all of Mother Nature’s fury, knowing the purchase of their products supports others makes these worthy products to invest in. My Double Haul Chest/ Backpack and Reel & Gear Bag have been lugged from the banks of our Western rivers to the East, West and Gulf shores of the US and beyond. Zippers still hold firm and the nylon covering is rip free. Thought has gone into these products, they are

designed to work with you. Fishpond’s new West Water Series is a greatly enhanced product line that integrates TPU welded fabric construction and water resistant zippers into their bags, packs and duffels. I added the Westwater Roll Top Dry Bag to my collection recently. The clear window keeps me from digging and dumping every time I need an item stashed inside. The bag is extremely light weight, perfect for a variety of excursions. My eye is on a few other products that they have released this past year, the Westwater Boat Bag looks like the ultimate boating bag with four heavy duty boat lash tie down points, TPU Welded Fabric and hemostat/ knife/tippet accessory attachments. Check the whole collection of products online at

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Like many of us who live and reside in a Colorado mountain town we search for something to keep us employed so we can continue living in the locations we love the most. For Fritz Howard that was creating and sewing simple high performance undergarments and clothing. Hailing from New England Fritz desired to live in a mountain town that was not a resort town and made Leadville his home. From the sewing skills his mom had taught him during his youth he began sewing technical clothing and opened Melanzana (Italian for Eggplant) in 1994. His first garments were technical bibs, gaiters and over mittens. Fritz then moved into producing simple fleece clothes as well as river oriented wear. With an elevation of 10,152 feet above sea level Leadville is the perfect testing ground for Melanzana’s prototypes. Today you will find everything from fleece jackets, vests, shirts, hoodies, tights, zip tops, skirts, children’s wear and some new cute


dresses. Super high quality fabrics from Polartec are used alongside their simple and functional designs. The unique part of all this is everything is made there in Leadville. Melanzana proudly employees local staff from the area. He has 12 employees: 8 sewers, 1 fabric cutter, 2 retail staff members and himself. The building they are housed in is self sufficient with solar panels powering the entire building with surplus energy left to give back to the power company. Melanzana, unaffected by the recession is proud to support many of Leadville’s needs through micro giving. The honesty is there when you walk through the front door as manufacturing takes place in front of your eyes. Get in and pick up some terrific gear and keep the economy rolling. 716 Harrison Avenue, Leadville 719-486-3245 |

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Wellness & Recovery

PHOTO CREDIT: Vail Summit Orthopedics

Dr. Erik Dorf of Vail Summit Orthopedics discusses injury and rehabilitation with Sydney Fox.


Vail Valley native, Erik Dorf is an orthopedic surgeon for Vail-Summit Orthopedics, as well as an avid skier and competitive cyclist, which influences how he interacts with his patients. He often chooses active rehabilitation that allows his patients to keep doing their sports, rather than invasive surgery. MTN Town Magazine caught up with him to talk injury prevention, especially as athletes transition between winter and summer sports. On overuse injuries: As a result of living in the mountains, nature forces us to participate in sports seasonally,


which helps prevent overuse injuries. Luckily, many avid mountain bikers also ride on the road. There is very 99% of overuse injuries are very little grip involved with road cycling, specific to one activity. Because of so it gives the tennis elbow a break, that, patients who have a specific while allowing cyclists to still ride. overuse injury from a sport change seasons and give the injury a rest. The counter side to that is that In the winter, we see many patients athletes in the mountains are very with patella femoral pain from adept at developing strength in downhill skiing, which creates a muscles, but they don’t necessarily lot of jarring and force across the create strength in tendons and patella. As long as those people joints. Early season conditioning transition to cycling, and not running, should focus on strengthening those they naturally rehab the injury tendons, ligaments and the soft because cycling strengthens the tissue around the joints. weak skiing muscle. In the summer, many mountain bikers get tennis On preventing injuries while elbow from gripping their bars. changing sports: Cycling provides

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little to no impact on joints, and after a full summer, the joints need to feel stress again before ski season. The transition season is a great time to include plyometrics and lateral movement, even if it’s only for 3 or 4 weeks. Additionally, although cycling can be a good core workout, skiing is much more intensely core. Core work from the winter translates great to the bike, but the core strength from cycling does not translate to skiing, so fall conditioning should include core work. Spring is great because nature forces us to slowly ease into a new sport. We have this cross over time where we are still skiing, but are able to ride our bikes for a couple of hours a week. During fall there is a more drastic transition. If you make the transition between two sports too quickly, the tendon/ bone interface becomes stressed. New sports create a lot of stress across the joints, which in turn, stress the tendon. I see a lot of tendonitis when people jump into a new sport immediately. Achilles tendonitis is common in cyclists after spending a season locked into ski boots. On preparing for a hard workout: Going out for a long workout is different than a short, hard workout. The morning of is really important for a long workout, whereas the night before is more important for a short workout. Eating an easily digestible protein and a light grain the night before a short workout will set you up for sufficient energy stores. Carb loading four hours before a two hour race isn’t going to do anything. For a long effort, a light breakfast will activate your metabolism without over stimulating 22

it and will keep you comfortable. During the workout, I start eating at 45 minutes to ensure I don’t bonk. On recovery: I like to think about doing everything you can to be better and stronger at the end of the week, month or season, rather than being stronger tomorrow. If you think you are going to go out and hammer and be better tomorrow, you’re wrong. You won’t be stronger from that ride until at least two days later, with a rest day in between. In your 50’s and 60’s you would be better off riding every other day for a week than riding hard for 4 days and then taking 3 days off. I always suggest always keeping a bigger picture in mind. Sprinting at the end of a ride without a 15-20 minute cool down is not going to do anything except bathe your muscles in lactic acid. If ultimate performance isn’t your goal, post-workout food doesn’t really matter. If it is, giving yourself all of the nutrients to replenish glycogen and protein stores soon after the workout is incredibly important. With that, don’t forget about fluid replenishment. I like to do a little self-massage at the end of a ride. Massage stimulates blood flow, which is helpful for clearing metabolic stuff. Additionally, foam rollers break up knots and soreness really well. I’m also a fan of compression. It decreases the venous volume, which means you’re getting better blood return to the heart, and especially in legs, that return is really important. Recovery is very much driven by the muscle’s ability

to contract and return blood. The muscles contract the veins and push the blood back to the heart. Compression decreases the amount of blood that’s hanging out in the veins. On the intersection of housework and athletics (you know, the one that always makes you sore for your next workout): Pick your battles. Most likely, if house or yardwork creates injury, you are already bordering on injury. It’s something that’s nagging constantly. If you have a big day moving rocks, just know that you won’t be feeling good for riding your bike the next day. If you do go for the ride the next day, take the day after off. Anti-inflammatories, either oral or a cream, are great for before and after hard work, along with ice before and after for tendons, though not for muscle achiness. I’m a huge fan of ice. On the nagging pain that may or may not signal injury: Most stuff heals. The most important thing is time. If it’s not getting better at all for two weeks, you should head to the doctor, if for nothing else than reassurance. If it’s slowly getting better and you aren’t experiencing any warning signs such as instability and locking in the knees or true weakness in the shoulders, then let time do its work. – Sydney Fox

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On the Yoga Mat


Yoga for the Peaceful, Crested Butte By: Juli Rathke

Located in the heart of downtown Crested Butte is a local Yoga Studio with an incredibly active schedule. Owned by Monica Mesa and Juliet Stillman their studio is a beautiful serene space set in a classic Victorian building. This warm and inviting space is dedicated to providing many styles of yoga to the people. Ten plus teachers keep their doors open Monday through Sunday offering on average three different classes per day. From Yoga Basics classes to Iyengar to guided meditation, Prana flow, Yin and Vinyasa there is a class for everyone.

Monica travels globally studying with world-renowned yoga guru, Shiva Rea, and she brings the vast teachings of yoga to this small mountain community. All of Yoga

for the Peaceful’s teachers are dedicated to providing Yoga for everyone. A multitude of events fill their calendars. Inversions classes, mind body explorations, a Summer Solstice event, kid’s yoga, teen yoga, yoga retreats and more. A lovely boutique is also found within the studio featuring retail items made by local artists and companies who embrace earth friendly practices. When you are heading to Crested Butte bring your trip closer to your heart and take time to attend one of their classes. Bring your mat or you can rent one, Namaste. Yoga for the Peaceful, 120 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, 970.349.0302 |

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Mountain Man Mojo FIRST DESCENTS “OUT LIVING IT” By: Chris Anthony / Camp Name: Chopper


“I’m taking Cancer survivors kayaking? Why?” You know its funny. We were put on this planet to live. Not just exist, but also actually live. Only a handful of Then I witnessed the affect of the days on the river and people get this past the age of 26. Prior to that age I nights in camp and it changed something in both them think living just comes innately. Of course I have no and me. scientific proof to offer on this, my own theory, but I feel like past the post college year’s people stop living From the overwhelming large numbers of young adults and start existing. Than all of a sudden something tragic takes place and your daily existence comes under threat, inflicted with the disease, only a handful are touched by First Descents. I never realized how many young adults existing moves to surviving. It’s then when you might are facing a disease caused by an uncontrolled division start asking yourself what I have I been doing with my of abnormal cells in parts of their body or a malignant life? growth or a tumor resulting from such a division of cells. Until I started to become more involved with FD. I was Injury brings out something in athletes. Some of the blown away my first camp when the participants arrived greatest athletes on the planet as well as in the history in camp with scars, missing limbs, and hair perhaps gone books have risen above a setback. The process builds or attempting to grow back. character and brings out an internal strength. In sports, setback is part of forward progress. Coaches don’t The disease literally has ripped them from their everyday teach it, but the good ones are prepared to work with lives and sent them into a spiral of survival, where in it. Their amazing sports doctors do not look at what’s many cases they find superhuman strength to fight back. going to be lost but how the athlete can continue, Not without however, for at least a moment, a break in because world-class athletes don’t quit or listen very self-esteem and loss of whom they are. Character is well. Seasoned athletes realize they are just between tested when fighting for ones life. True colors in family, falls. Not the same with Cancer survivors, it’s not part friends and lovers shine through or don’t. Accurate of any playbook they have been given or the result of doing something one way or the other. From what I have information about the disease is hard to come by, what’s out there can be overwhelming and completely observed it does not discriminate and goes after who confusing. Making the right decision of which direction ever it wants to at any time. to go with treatment is hard to have a 100% confidence Over the last eleven years I have been part of a program, in. But one thing is clear; their lives from the point of onslaught will change. which has left a deep impact on me. It is appropriately named First Descents ( and in this What I have learned from being a supporter and staff case the title comes from the Kayaking world but can appropriately overlap a number of arenas. First Descents at the First Descents programs is that when Cancer grips these individuals a power from inside rises. More (FD) has opened my eyes and heart to what people amazing is how contagious that attitude can be. The are really capable of achieving if given the right stage campers feed from one another and bond like they are and support to do so. First Descents provides outdoor adventure for those young adults up against the battle of part of some special club. Their eyes and personality suddenly have“wisdom” outsiders are not able to their life. The fight against Cancer. At first I did not get understand. it.


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“Thank you” and “Your welcome”! This is an exchange of words often heard at a First Descents camp between the Participants and Volunteers. Kanye West pointed out in a book titled with the aforementioned phrase, someone saying “Your Welcome” in return to a “Thank You” must be doing something of value. “Your Welcome” is as powerful and as important as a “Thank You”. A give and take relationship. Such is the partnership between volunteer and a FD Participant. As a volunteer and supporter of First Descents I have been amazed by the amount of tenacity each and every participant eventually brings to an FD program. And its not because only this type of personality is chosen. The program breeds it into the participants. I have witnessed the most timid, perhaps even negative personalities become the most outgoing and aggressive. The medicine of being in a healthy outdoor environment with their peers, and guided by experts minus the outside distraction, builds a spiritual energy hard to describe. But it works. They begin to talk, share stories around the campfire, shed tears and reach for advice. They let go of what they have been protecting only to get in return more knowledge of how to deal with it. Most importantly they learn to trust. The camp I attended this year was built around climbing.

The original FD programs were designed utilizing the therapeutic cure of being outdoors kayaking. This was the vision of professional kayaker Brad Ludden and his family. The kayak camps still remain a significant percentage of the camps, while recently climbing and surfing have been introduced. I personally hope skiing will be added in the near future, than I can really kick into gear. Perhaps it’s because it was the fact this was my first climbing FD camp, or the fact that at one point or another, I literally had a participant at the end of a rope or on the other side of my camera lens. But my recent time with the FD program in Estes Park was one of the most powerful I have felt yet. The cliffs and hikes were symbolic of the obstacles of life and again I learned that something comes out in the participants to overachieve when it becomes tough. I held the rope of one participant as she worked for forty-five minutes to get over the last obstacle of a difficult ascent, eventually doing so. She collapsed in our arms as tears flooded her eyes when I brought her back down to earth. She said, “I could never imagine doing something like this without you all. Thank you”. On another occasion one of our cutest of campers “Lilac” (Each camper and staff is given a camp name) descended a hike with me, only grabbing me for support

when she needed to. Lilac’s recent brain surgery left the right side of her body short of the immediate controls. For Lilac this onslaught of her headache ripped her from her first dream job in New York City, post college and placed her in a hospital for five weeks. Since than she has been trying to get back to life and laughed when she realized in the story she was telling me that she only saw her apartment in New York City a couple of times before never returning. Life has changed for Lilac now and getting back to something of a normalcy is her goal. I have a feeling she will go far beyond that. For “Rainer” Cancer attacked her at 15 and ended her skating career as well as slowing almost everything in her life down. She fought it and went on to graduate from John Hopkins University and now is part of this FD camp as a volunteer and medical staff. It was no surprise that she had overwhelming patience helping every participant out when needed but yet when put on a difficult climb tore her perfectly manicured fingers apart to clear the last pitch. I sat roped into the cliff her above snapping pictures, while from the floor of the small canyon each participant pushed one another verbally as they ascended walls all around. Or would be off sitting with one another talking it through than turning to a guide saying give me some guidance I want to try again.

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With each accomplishment self-esteem was built. With each hug, strength was exchanged, with each story around the campfire bonds were created and with each day healing happened. I’m still not sure what the meaning of life is. And the path I have been on has been more confusing than most. But one thing is for sure. I love the new catch phrase from First Descents put out there this year: “OUT LIVING IT”!


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SUP Invasion

Story by: Holly Resignolo 32

A surge in the sport of SUP is due the passion of a few whitewater pioneers in Colorado’s MTN Towns



A delightful invasion it has been. I started noticing a rise in Stand Up Paddleboarding on our Colorado water ways over the last three years. I was baffled the first time I saw someone SUP’ing. It was a somewhat biblical experience seeing someone standing up, floating in the middle of a river. My initial reaction was skeptical; it looked just plain ridiculous, downright comical, but none the less interesting. It was an experience down in Lake Powell that really got me interested. A friend had let me borrow an inflatable SUP. I had time to kill while waiting for our crew to show during a camping trip in one of the side canyons. I blew the thing up adjusted the paddle to the right height and set off on a trial. Was it stable? Yes. If I fell off would it be easy to get back up on it? Very easily. How did it maneuver? Not too well at first, but I had not put the fins on, ahh ha! Once the fins were on it glided beautifully, the best part, I could see down to the bottom of the lake where fish galore were cruising. I was hooked. So where did this sport come from. The GoPro Mountain Games just concluded in Vail where a SUP Sprint and a SUP Surf Cross Competition was held. FibArk is heating up and will have down river races and a freestyle event. The sport comes from the worlds coastal regions and has found its way into our Rivers and Lakes. Here are a few of Colorado’s mountain town pioneers, folks who are now bringing the sport to you with board construction and instruction. 33

Photo Credits: Aspen Kayak & SUP Academy

Charlie MacArthur - Aspen Kayak & SUP Academy Charlie’s SUP roots begin in California where he grew up surfing. Hawaii was a destination his family would frequently visit for surf trips. During those trips he had seen some older surfers paddling while surfing, he tried it and thought it was really hard. It wasn’t until his honeymoon in 2003 when he tried a tandem board in Fiji that he too was hooked by SUP and brought the sport back to Colorado with him. Charlie began designing and testing shapes with Dave Parmenter and C4Waterman for river use. His contributions assisted C4Waterman in creating the first SUP Board designed for river use. In 2007 Charlie added SUP to his instructional offerings at Aspen Kayak Academy and has become known as THE pioneer of River SUP.

Earl Richmond – Colorado Kayak Supply

Photo Credits: Colorado Kayak Supply


Earl Richmond loves the water. It is a passion that he has taken to his line of business, CKS Colorado Kayak Supply, as a co-owner. Although it could appear self serving Earl’s genuine love of whitewater shows in his enthusiasm about getting people into the water and converting them into paddlers. His involvement in the SUP River Board industry has been from inception as the sport took off in our nation’s coastal cities and towns. He has spent a lot of time SUP’ing, learning the sport so he can share his knowledge of the sport and its products. CKS’s Paddlefest has been a huge success with SUP Sports included in the mix. When Earl is out of the shop you can find him in one of two places, playing in the Buena Vista Waterpark or hanging out on or near the water with his family.

Photo Credits: Javier Placer-Rodriguez

Javier Placer-Rodriguez – Stand Up Paddle Colorado Co-founder of Stand UP Paddleboard Colorado, Javier is an accomplished 12-year river guide with international experience that has translated to this new sport. Javier and his business partner Scotty Stoughton obtained the permit for their SUP business in 2009 and launched Stand Up Paddleboard Colorado in 2011 along the banks of the Colorado River as this new river sport emerging. Javier has safely guided thousands of thrill seekers and now offers lessons and tours from the new base camp at Rancho del Rio in Bond. Certified in Class III – Class V whitewater he and his crew can outfit you and teach the basics as well as advanced techniques. His river diva daughter Camille is the perfect example of what you can accomplish on a SUP Board.

Mike Harvey & Zach Hughes Badfish SUP Mike was raised as a Midwest flat lander growing up in Ohio. It was his love of rivers and mountains that brought him to Colorado. He found himself in Buena Vista after he graduated from High School training to be a raft guide and then learned to Kayak. His passion led him to competitions where he became a freestyle whitewater kayaker for the US National Kayak Team. In 2000, Mike began designing and building whitewater parks all over North America. Mike and his best friend Zach Hughes a California transplant who lives for the water launched Badfish SUP. Zach, another professional white water competitor is their innovative designer creating boards specific to river surfing and SUP racing. With the Arkansas River in their backyards they are raising some serious SUP and kayak kids too.

Photo Credits: Badfish SUP

Photo Credits: Colorado Kayak Supply

SUP Yoga With the rise of Stand Up Paddleboarding has come SUP Yoga. If you thought the core work out you got just taking one of these boards out on the rivers was intense then you need to try some SUP Yoga. Traditional Yoga practices are brought to the board, which are almost always anchored to the bottom of a lake or pond via a tether and weight. With wind will come movement and for a beginner you probably wouldn’t want to be blown away from the instructor. The serenity of sitting on your board listening to lapping of the water and the outside sounds of nature is extremely relaxing. The movements once mastered are extremely gratifying. Stand Up Paddle Colorado is incorporating classes to their many SUP offerings with weekend morning SUP Yoga classes on the river and afternoon SUP Yoga downriver tours. Wanderlust Colorado, a large gathering of Yogis at Copper Mountain this summer, also has classes lined up in their schedule. Classes for this genre of athleticism are popping up all over including pools. Check your local Yoga Studio and Recreation Center to see if they are joining in on this new sport. 36

WHERE YOU CAN FIND SUP RENTALS AND LESSONS Alpine Sports Breckenridge 970-453-8100

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Gravity Girl

Getting down to the dirt and catching some air! A mountain girl learns something new while taking control.

Story by: Kristen Lummis, Brave Ski Mom

Winter Park’s Trestle Bike Park is the perfect place to learn.

Learning a new way to ride. “Remember, look ahead to your exit. When you do that, the turns will be easy,” said David, our downhill biking coach. My husband, older son and I were at the Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park, Colorado. It was a beautiful July day. The sun was impossibly bright, the sky ridiculously blue, the air perfectly cool.

Wildflowers were reopening after a night of rest, their petals and leaves still dappled with dew. It was a perfect morning for biking and while my husband and son were adapting quickly to gravity biking, I was not. David could see the doubt in my eyes and the hesitation in my movements. “Slow down going into the turn, pressure your handlebars and accelerate out. You are controlling the bike and the mountain. Don’t let the bike and the mountain control you.” said David. Bingo!

Gravity Biking Isn’t Mountain Biking When we signed up for downhill biking at Winter Park, I was expecting to ride a mountain bike downhill. Silly me. I’m pretty sure the guys in my family knew better than I, but even so, we weren’t prepared. We arrived at the Trestle Bike Shop in the Winter Park Village dressed in our sporty mountain bike shorts and brightly colored jerseys. We looked about as substantial as the myriad wildflowers outside the door. When we left the bike shop we were in enough body armor to take on a battalion of Roman gladiators: full face helmets, chest protectors, elbow and knee pads and goggles. Next, we went to get our bikes. No peppy, crosscountry models, these. The downhill bikes were sturdy to the extreme, with industrial-strength suspension and ridiculously low seats. We awkwardly pedaled over to the Zephyr Express lift. And with a big heft and push, I boarded with David, our coach.

Setting Goals and Starting Over

Photo Credit: Kristen Lummis


Riding up the lift, David asked me what I wanted from my gravity biking lesson. “I want to be able to go downhill and make tight turns without being terrified,” I answered. “We can do that, ” he confidently replied. Later he asked my 14 year-old son what he wanted from the day. My son stated “I want to be challenged.” “We can do that,” affirmed David. And, sure enough, David expertly met both of these goals throughout the course of the day. For all of us, the first step was learning a new way to ride a bike. David taught us a new way to turn, a new stance, a new approach to braking: basically tossing out everything we do in cross-country mountain biking or road biking. Fully informed (and, in my case, somewhat confused), we started down the Green World trail, which as you might guess, is an easy way down. Like ski trails, downhill bike trails are rated green, blue and black.

Downhill bikes are sturdy with industrial strength suspension. Toss out everything you know about Cross-country MTB-ing.

Photo Credit: Brave Ski Mom

Less Thinking, More Riding Part way down, David noticed that I was “thinking� too much, trying to make all the suggested changes at once. He wisely gave me just one thing to think about, urging me to relax my hands, keep just my forefinger on the brake lever and let all the other fingers dangle down. It worked. I released my death grip and started to flow better down the trail. Soon, David transitioned us to a blue trail and on our second run down, we were riding blue and black trails, with berms, boulders, drop offs, tree roots, rocks and crazy, undulating, angular wooden bridges.

As the features grew larger, so did the challenges. Giant boulders, steep sections of trail that looked like walls of loose scree and ever larger berms and jumps began appearing in our path. I reached my limit well before my husband and son. Still, David found trail to challenge them, with alternative routes to keep me happy. At the end of the day, my husband and son were excitedly comparing notes about the big this, the huge that, and the incredible thus and such. Not me. While I only took on the smaller features, I also took on something bigger: my fear.

Photo Credit: Brave Ski Mom

Terrified no more, I left the Trestle Bike Park that day much more confident than when I arrived. Not only did I learn a lot about downhill biking, but I learned how to take control. Bingo.

When You Go The Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park has trails for all levels, from total beginners, like me, to the nation’s best pros. Most trails leave from the Sunspot Lodge at the top of Zephyr Express Lift.

and operates 7 days a week from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Zephyr Express lift provides the primary access to the park, with the Eskimo Express and the Gemini Express lifts operating on weekends. Daily tickets are $39 for an adult and $29 for a child. Half-day tickets (1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) are $34 and $24. While you can ride your regular mountain bike, you can rent a downhill bike and all of the gear at the Trestle Bike Shop. Or better yet, take a lesson and the bike and gear are included.

The easiest trail for beginners is Green World, which runs top to bottom with gentle berms and rollers. Flowing intermediate trails Special deals include the “local’s” such as Shy Ann and Free Speech package on Wednesdays (a 2-for-1 introduce jumps and elevated trail pass, rental bike and safety gear features. The advanced trails – and you don’t have to be a local) alternate between difficult manmade and Freeride Fridays (ride from obstacles and natural technical 2:00-5:00 p.m. for $49.99, including a features. rental bike and safety gear). Enjoy! The Trestle Bike Park opens June 15 44

A Downhill Alternative Still not sure if the Gravity Biking scene is for you? Then how about catching some speed and refining your skills while cruising down Vail Pass? A well maintained biking path connects Vail to Summit County. Try it yourself or arrange for a shuttle. Alpine Sports in Breckenridge can take the whole family to the top of Vail Pass and let you cruise 14 miles downhill on a paved bike path all the way to Frisco. If you’re in Vail then try Charter Sports for a shuttle up for beautiful winding downhill back to the Vail Village. This is a great day adventure for all ages and abilities. Alpine Sports 970-453-8100 Charter Sports 970-479-6971

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Photo Credit: Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs


The Box Canyon Lodge & Hotsprings


This scenic getaway is filled with adventure and relaxation.


It’s had been years since I visited Ouray, so long ago that I barely remember the town at all. It was time for a much needed break. I came with no expectations and was astounded by the incredible beauty of the town and surrounding mountains. I have not been to Switzerland; however their slogan, “The Switzerland of America” seemed fitting as the words “gorgeous”, “awesome” and “stunning” escaped from my mouth. Ouray is situated in the southwest section of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in a range known as the San Juan Mountains. These mountains are characterized by their steep rocky terrain and provide a stunning backdrop for this Victorian mining town. Settled by miners in the 1800’s this town’s architecture is heavy with Victorian era buildings that are now inhabited by shops, restaurants, lodging properties, homes, an Opera 47

House, breweries and more. I was in love. The vibe is so laid back and relaxing even though big adventure waits outside your door. Hiking, Biking, Jeeping, Climbing, Festival, Music, Food, every sense is stimulated by this town. Prior to the arrival of the miners the Ute Indian community came to Ouray for the healing, spiritual qualities of the regions hot springs. My arrival was quite similar. I was in search of the Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs. Friends have stayed there in the past and raved about their private hot springs and comfortable lodging accommodations. After a day of exploring the town and checking out Mountain Chill 95.5FM’s Ouray studio I was looking forward to a soak. I was greeted by clean, well manicured grounds and a very helpful and friendly front desk. I felt no shame discussing the town, its people and the plethora of activities it makes available. My room was perfect with crisp bedding and all the amenities you need for comfort: Coffeemaker, microwave oven, refrigerator, hair dryer, free highspeed, wireless internet and DVD player. The main lobby has a huge DVD library. The hot springs are a treat. There are four individual tubs ranging in temperature of 103 -108F with the top being the hottest and the bottom the coolest but still nice and warm. They seat two people very comfortably although accommodating four is not a problem. This would have been a very romantic evening had my husband come along. It was a respite for me instead. It was a rainy evening with misty conditions and after a long soak you stayed warm enough to get back to your room without goose bumps. I took off for a run the next morning and returned for a light continental breakfast as well as one more luxurious soak before I departed. The stay was exceptional. If you’re thinking of visiting Ouray then be sure to book a night at the Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs. Their offerings consist of Standard Rooms with King and Queen Beds; Two Small Suites; One Large Suite; Apartment Suite and a Honeymoon Suite. Rates begin at $110 per night in the high season and several adventure packages are available. Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, 45 Third Avenue, Ouray (800) 327-5080

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MTN Dwellings

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MTN TOWN NEIGHBORHOODS A Neighborhood defined by Merriam-Webster is: a section of a town or a city lived in by neighbors and usually having distinguishing characteristics. These three mountain neighborhoods we highlighted certainly fit those criteria. Each location has direct access to recreation, town facilities and the necessities of life all with the back drop of the rugged Colorado Rocky Mountains around them. More than physical places these are neighborhoods people can call home. 50

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The Wellington Neighborhood, Breckenridge

The developer of this community had a simple vision, create a traditional neighborhood with a sense of comraderie while meeting five objectives; create a place where a sense of community will grow, design the area after traditional neighborhoods of the past, provide needed housing for a variety of residents, give life back to a destroyed land and develop sustainable homes. Using those objectives as the foundation of The Wellington Neighborhood, the area has been embraced by all who live in and around the area. This is not a city of sameness; each home is different from the next. Paint colors are cheerful, the streets and alleyways are paved and narrow, yards are green, picket fences are abundant and common areas are friendly. A mix of families, empty nesters and young adults occupy these homes. There is a feeling of unity amongst them. The location is not too far off from the center of Breckenridge, the Breckenridge Recreation Center and

Breckenridge Ski area. Access to 1,840 acres of land with a variety of trails in an area known as the Golden Horseshoe are right out these homeowners front door. The homes and the development of the community were planned to meet LEED sustainability check points such as solar orientation, passive solar gain, compact and efficient building envelopes, recycling through construction, indoor air quality measures, energy efficiency, water conservation and increased insulation levels. Solar is being embraced by many of the home owners in this area too. For further information contact thier offices. The Wellington Neighborhood Breckenridge, Colorado 970-453-5303 |

South Main, Buena Vista combining living with commercial are a part of this growing neighborhood. Building styles all incorporate beauty, quality and green concepts. The developer encourages the use of reclaimed flooring and other reclaimed materials whenever possible, and uses the readily available on-site stone extensively for foundations, chimneys, cobblestones and more. If you choose to build from the ground up a full service design-build company will Today the neighborhood walk you through the entire known as South Main is an process. Energy efficiency established, hip, growing and reducing your carbon community adjacent to footprint is part of the fabric the historic town of Buena that makes this neighborhood Vista. Recreation plays a an inviting place to live. Town huge part in this new-urban amenities, shops, restaurants style neighborhood with the and schools are all walking outdoor adventure lifestyle distance making the need to and the work live concept as leave for chores and errands the goal. The concept of living minimal. Mountain Biking, and working is infused into the development with established Hiking, Fishing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding are shops, businesses and out your front door to enjoy. restaurants already operating Call for further information successfully. South Main Buena Vista, Colorado Single family homes, 719-395-4714 Condominiums, Row Houses and mixed use structures Jed Selby and his sister Katie Selby Urban, professional kayakers, saw the value in a parcel of land that stretched along the shores of the Arkansas River in Buena Vista. Their vision was to develop a place where individuals and families could live, work and play. These entrepreneurs purchased the land for a new community and donated the Arkansas River shorefront to the town of Buena Vista to develop as a park.

oto Credit: South Main

Photo Credit: South Main


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Peak One Neighborhood, Frisco


One of the newest developments to take root is the Peak One Neighborhood in the Town of Frisco. As the town has continued to grow the need for local housing has increased as well. Recognizing a need to assist the areas work force the town looked develop a parcel of property they owned. The property was perfect, walking distance from town, close to public transportation and immediate access to the Summit County Bike Path that links the area to other Summit County towns, Vail and Eagle County. There is direct access to hiking trails too.


A diversity of unit types including duplexes and single family homes are available with twelve different home models from which to choose. The Peak One Neighborhood is dedicated to assisting their homeowners in living a greener, sustainable life. Advanced building materials, Energy Star appliances, High Efficiency Boilers and Water Heating as well as recycling assistance are integrated in to these homes. The mining era theme of the structures and grounds blends in to the town and gives the development a cute look and feel. Each home

has a porch which promotes social ability amongst each neighbor. A neighborhood garden is also in the works. Wood floors, exceptional finishes and a passive solar position make all of these homes look and feel warm and cozy. Phase 4 of the five phase project is more than 50% sold. To obtain further information about this neighborhood call Peak One Neighborhood Frisco, Colorado 970-668-0717

Mountain Arts

Photo Photo Credit: Credit: Telluride Arts

Here is a listing of the many gallery walks taking place this summer: ASPEN Aspen is a hub of art and culture activities with a multitude of offers each day of the week. This calendar is very helpful to making a plan that involves their many galleries and museums. 56

CRESTED BUTTE BRECKENRIDGE Crested Butte has 11 Galleries In Breckenridge their Second opening their doors each month for Saturday Gallery Walk is a nod to the Artists of the West Elks Winter the First Fridays of the great art Art Walks: AWE Gallery, John Ingham cities. This is a social and cultural Fine Art Gallery, Cleavage Candy event showcasing the towns great art galleries. This cultural community Gallery, Tribal Designs Gallery, Paragon Gallery and more can be features both traditional and enjoyed June 27th, July 25th, August modern art from local, national and 29th and September 26th. Their international artists. Stroll through Super Art Walk Evening is August the town and enjoy 10 galleries on each Second Saturday Gallery walk. 1st kicking off the CB Arts Festival.

The art scene in Colorado’s mountain towns and communities are vibrant and very alive! There are a ton of great tours and walks available and summer is a wonderful time to take part in these events.

DURANGO Durango recently announced their lineup for First Thursday Art Walks celebrating 17 visual art and artists in galleries and alternative art spaces around downtown Durango. Participating venues will host activities and artists from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during each event. Watch for sidewalk signs, grab a map and enjoy an evening full of arts and fun in the downtown Durango area.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS Glenwood Springs Tour d’Art is held monthly on the second Friday of the calendar. Call 970-945-0809 for more information! GRAND JUNCTION Grand Junction’s Art on the Corner is a year round outdoor sculpture exhibit in Downtown Grand Junction. It includes over 100 sculptures in a variety of mediums and styles. The display is free to the public. Find a

map and more at one the local art galleries. GUNNISON Gunnison First Fridays Art Walk Music, Various Galleries & Locations throughout downtown Gunnison. SALIDA Salida has an incredible array of Galleries. Visit 20 Artist-Owned galleries in the Downtown Salida Art


Watch as color is woven into 2000-degree molten glass and transformed into beautiful goblets , vases + lighting fixtures . Classes are also available .

glassblowing studio + gallery

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District! Most galleries feature show openings or artist receptions from 12 to 7 on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month. Here is their website to familiarize you with their diverse galleries: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Steamboat Springs offers a self guided art walk each First Friday of every month to foster appreciation of the visual arts in Steamboat Springs and support the growth of the local art community. Check this link for all of the participating members: www.steamboatspringsartwalk. com/ TELLURIDE Telluride has their Telluride Art Walk FIRST THURSDAYS 5-8pm in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community and friends. Fifteen venues host receptions from 5pm8pm to introduce their new exhibitions and artists. A free Art Walk Map offers a self-guided tour that can be

used at any time to find galleries that are open most days. Maps are available at participating venues and at the Telluride Arts offices located in the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery at 283 South Fir Street. Check this link for more information: VAIL In Vail try a FREE tour as part of the VAIL ART WALKS! The free weekly Wednesday Art Walks tour the Vail Village their public art collection. Meet a tour guide at 11am each Wednesday afternoon at the Vail Village Visitor Information Center on the top level of the parking structure. Get ready to check out all of Colorado’s mountain town collections this summer. ~Gaynia Battista

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BEER It’s the ultimate summer time beverage. Each MTN Town seems to have its own brewery. We give you the whole list and profile a few too. Photos By: Mark Battista


MTN Town Breweries Amicas - 136 E. 2nd Street, Salida 719-539-5219

Eddyline - 926 S. Main Street, Buena Vista 719-966-6000

Riff Raff Brewing - Pagosa Springs 970-264-4677

Aspen Brewing Company - 304 E. Hopkins Street, Aspen 970-920BREW

Eldo Brewery - 215 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte 970-349-6125

Rockslide - 401 Main Street, Grand Junction 970-245-2111 Royal Gorge Brewing Company - 413 Main Street, Canon City 719345-4141

Avalanche Brewing Company - 1067 Notorious Blair Street, Silverton 970-387-5282

Elevation Beer Company - 115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs 719-2216963

San Luis Valley Brewery - 631 Main Street, Alamosa 719-587-BEER

Backcountry Brewery - 720 Main Street, Frisco 970-668-2337

Glenwood Canyon Brewing402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs 970-945-1276

Bonfire Brewing - 127 2nd Street, Eagle 970-306-7113

Horsefly Brewery - 846 E. Main, Montrose 970-249-6889

Breckenridge Brewery - 600 South Main, Breckenridge 970-4530928

Kannah Creek Brewing Co - 1960 N. 12th Street, Grand Junction 970-263-0111

Suds Brothers Brewery – 127 East Aspen, Fruita 970-858-1286

Butcherknife Brewing - Steamboat Springs 970-439-0110

Moonlight Pizza - 242 F Street, Salida 719-539-4277

Telluride Brewing - 156 Def Society Dr Telluride 970- 728-5094

Carver’s Brewing Company 1022 Main Avenue, Durango 970-2592545

Ouray Brewing - 607 Main Street, Ouray 970-325-7388

Three Barrel - 586 Columbia St, Del Norte 719-852-3314

Colorado Boy - 602 Clinton Street, Ridgeway 970-626-5333

Pagosa Brewing - 100 North Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs 970-7312739

Tommyknocker Brewery - 1401 Miner St., Idaho Springs 303-567-4419

Copper Club Brewing Company - 233 E. Aspen Unit #A, Fruita 970-8584700

Palisade Brewing Company - 200 Peach Avenue, Palisade 970-4641462

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company - 439 Edwards Access Road, Avon

Paradox Beer Company - 106 Village Terrace Ste E, Woodland Park 719-686-8081

Dillon Dam - 100 Little Dam Street, Dillon 970-262-7777

Pug Ryan’s - 104 Village Place, Dillon 970-468-2145

Dolores River Brewery - 100 s. 4th Street, Dolores 970- 882-4677

Rifle Brewing Company - 412 Park Avenue, Rifle 970-625-8008

Durango Brewing - 3000 Main Avenue, Durango 970-247-3396

Revolution Brewing - 325 Grand Avenue, Paonia 970-527-3304

Ska Brewing - 225 Girard Street, Durango 970-247-5792 Steamworks Brewing - 801 East 2nd Avenue, Durango 970-259-9200

Two Rascals - 147 N. 1st St Montrose (970) 249-8089


Telluride Brewing Company, Telluride


Combine two good friendships: a brewmaster and an educator, the spirit of Telluride and the result is some delicious ales and overnight popularity.

the Rocky Mountain Rye beer, he crafted for Telluride’s Smuggler’s Brewpub.

At their new shiny Brewery and Tasting Room at 156 DEF Society Chris Fish and Tommy Thacher have Drive in between Telluride and Mountain Village you can taste all 12 been good friends for many years of their beers on tap: Russell Kelly with dreams of starting a brewery. Chris Fish their head brewmaster had Pale Ale, Face Down Brown, Tempter been producing some award winning IPA, Redfish Ale, Ski In Ski Stout, beers over the years. In 2005 he was Trippel in Stillwater, Fish H2O Double IPA, Whacked Out Wheat, Beaver awarded Gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, for Pond Blonde, Bridal Veil Rye Pale Ale,

Locals Lager and the Smoke Shack Porter. The latest news is Face-Down Brown is now a two-time award winner taking both the Gold Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival for “American Style Brown” and also brought home the Gold Cup at the 2012 World Beer Cup. Adventure and music have a lot to with the making of this beer. It is a passion shared by the partners. Rafting trips, skiing and fishing were places where the ideas that they

were hatching grew until their dream became a reality. With that passion for adventure the duo decided to only make their beers available in cans. It is easy to transport cans on those sorts of getaways and cans are more environmentally friendly. The new can holders are recyclable too and won’t wrap around some poor birds neck. Currently Face Down Brown and Bridal Veil Rye Pale Ale can be purchased in select stores around the state of Colorado. Take a look at their website to check where you can pick up a six or two or three. When you are in Telluride you must definitely stop in for a tour and tasting. 156 DEF Society Drive, Telluride 970728-5094

Elevation Beer Company, Poncha Springs


Take four friends, some great ideas and add water. Beer and Friends, it is a recipe for success under the metal roof of the Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs. It’s been one year since they started brewing and opened their doors. When we arrived at their establishment to do an interview the staff was in the midst of preparing a private small batch brew. It was a lesson in the brewing process for all and a time for the employees to


share ideas and hang out. Now that’s my type of board meeting. From the moment you walk through their door your nothing less than impressed. Their knowledge of the industry and the creativity in their beer crafting is as refreshing and unique as the beers they serve. The business partners: Xandy Bustamante, Sandy Bustamamnte (Xandy’s wife) Carlin Walsh and Christian Koch all came to the table

with different business strengths. Xandy is their Sales and Distribution guru, Sandy handles all things marketing including their design work, Carlin is the General Manager and Christian is the mighty brew master. Producing speciality beers has been in large the vision of the company. A goal they are certainly meeting. The beers Elevation Beer Company brews are categorized much like the slopes of a ski area. Green Circle,

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Blue Square, Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond. Each level is indicative of the beers strength and complexity. With Green Circle beer being an easy going beverage and Double Black Diamond beers being unique, extrodinarily complex brews. The idea of these double black diamond beers is they are adventurous, like a fine wine you want to sip and savor, to take in all of the different flavors the beer embodies.

The brewery is environmentally concious and is constructed from as much reclaimed products as possible. The bar seats are fantastic, constructed from 1930’s era tractor seats, barnwood and cable from an old Monarch Ski Area lift. Bench seating is from beetle kill wood, outside benches and seats use old skis and snowboards. The trusses in the tasting room are 120 year old Morton Salt Mine beams from outside of Chicago. Even the barrels they are using are reclaimed from wineries and distilleries. A lot of

thought has gone into this Brewery, in the space of one year. It is the beer itself that speaks of this groups genius. Easy drinking beers to beers with tremendous complexity make thier products unique and distinctive. Check their website for sales locations. 115 Pahlone Parkway, Poncha Springs 719-539-5258 67

Photo Credit: Jimmy Walker


Photo Credit: Jimmy Walker

Photo Credit: Jimmy Walker

Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge


The Breckenridge Brewery opened February 1990 and was the first Colorado mountain town brewery to begin pouring for the people of these high altitude towns. Richard Squire the founder of the brewpub was a passionate home brewer who loved to ski but found he enjoyed making beer the most. From that desire the Breckenridge Brewery was born and the mashing, boiling and fermenting process began in their new building on the corner of South Main and Ridge Street.

became their Head Brew Master. He still does it all, but the focus is on the 8 – 10 beers they have on tap at all times. The beer that is served in the Breckenridge location is brewed on premises. What is unique about this location is all of the production takes place right there in the middle of the bar. The brewery is the centerpiece of the building where the brewers are working. Its accessibility allows people to watch and ask questions.

For 23 years locals and visitors have frequented the establishment as it grew in to a full service restaurant and bar. With its longevity has come growth. The Breckenridge Brewery now operates five locations; three in Denver, one in Grand Junction and the original location in Breckenridge. Between all of them over 52,000 barrels of beer are produced on an annual basis with the Breckenridge Tasting Room on Kalamath Street in Denver serving as their main brewery and production facility.

Exclusive seasonal beers are made there too like the Chili Autumn Beer and fruit and spice infused beers as well as Belgium versions of beers that they already serve. Folks can purchase kegged beer and growlers of beer that have been produced in Breckenridge. Bottled and canned beer that is produced in Denver can be purchased in Breckenridge too.

A tribute to the company is how long people have worked at the brewery. I spoke with Jimmy Walker their Head Brew Master. Out of the 23 years living in Breckenridge 17 years have been spent working at the Breckenridge Brewery. He has done everything from cleaning, serving, cooking and bartending. During those years he learned the art of brewing and four years ago

A nice menu compliments the beers they serve in Breckenridge with a large dining area and patio. Be aware, this place is popular so be ready to drink some beer if you’re looking for seating at a table. Ask to try one off their test batches; they’re always concocting something new. 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge 970-453-1550


Check out our comprehensive Restaurant Guide on the website before heading out. Here are a few of MTN Town’s favorite restaurants: The Butcher & Baker Cafe 217 E Colorado Avenue, Telluride (970) 728-2899 | 5th Street Market & Deli 435 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat 970-871-1318 |


Smokin’ Moes 65 Cooper Creek Way, Winter Park 970-726-4600 | The Blue Plate an American Bistro 48 E Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon 970- 845-2252 | Amicas 136 E 2nd Street, Salida 719-539-5219 |

605 Main Street, Frisco CO 970-668-2100


Photo Credits: David Dietrich

Photo Credits: David Dietrich

Photo Credits: David Dietrich



Across the Yampa River from Howelsen Hill sits a newer addition to the Steamboat Springs culinary scene, Carl’s Tavern. Situated in the Howelsen Place building the name was a perfect fit and is a tribute to the man who could fly, on skis, Carl Howlesen.

Collin Kelly, Carl’s Tavern’s owner looked at many locations in Colorado to open his restaurant. It was Steamboat Springs and its amazing community of people that won him over. Today, this restaurant is a melting pot of locals and visitors bellying up to the bar. You will see ranchers chatting with snowboarders, miners hanging out with business-folk, river rats and cowpokes, all grabbing one of the coldest brews around and chatting about the day. It’s not just the circular bar they came for. The food at Carl’s Tavern is delicious. Collin is a Chef by trade who began his career in Denver working for Del Frisco’s and Ruth Chris Steakhouses. He crafted a menu that speaks of comfort food and brings in elements of favorite recipes from his childhood and southern upbringing. Take for example the chicken pot pie. This is not like anything that comes from a freezer. Fresh vegetables and creamy chicken fills up the dish along with a killer crust. You definitely need to try the “Nuggets of Love” braised pork – crispy fried with Shishito peppers and a cayenne-cider glaze. House cured pickles, deviled eggs, seafood, great salads, shrimp and grits, certified Angus steaks, as well as locally sourced pork and lamb are on the menu. The lighting, music, atmosphere and open kitchen make you feel like you had dinner at a great friend’s house. Get to Carl’s for some genuine hospitality when you’re in Steamboat, you will be great warmly, served well and leave very satisfied. Carl’s Tavern, 700 Yampa Avenue, Steamboat Springs


Flowers and fabulous food on one of Breck’s best decks.

PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Battista

Fatty’s Pizzeria


Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast, Breckenridge

With close to thirty years as the owner of Fatty’s Pizzeria, John Daisy knows how to keep his patrons coming back. Locals can be found bellied up to the bar and scattered around the dining room tables where fresh faces from other places are gathered as well. Consistent well prepared and presented food can be found at this establishment. Don’t be fooled by the name. Fatty’s Pizzeria serves up more than that Italian favorite. Entrees, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, all hand crafted, are found on the menu.

The newest addition to their menu selections are Breakfast and Brunch. What better time to experience these delicious hearty portions than summer. Not only is the food fabulous so is the atmosphere. The restaurants beautiful vistas of the 10 Mile Range is enhanced by the incredible display of flowers that John Daisy nurtures on the patios and restaurant front. Imagine a mimosa

in hand with a view of the Breckenridge Ski area and fragrant flowers enveloping you. Now add a hearty breakfast and your set for the day. Pancakes, Benedicts, Egg Sandwiches, Steak & Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, Omelets and more are amongst the selections. The staff takes great pride in preparing a pate that wows you. I particularly love the Blueberry pancakes and fruits. Fresh syrup and butter enhance that airy cake and all that fruit doesn’t make you feel so bad about the powder sugar garnish. This is a must stop in Breckenridge. Grab a seat on the deck and let the world go by for a little bit. You won’t regret it. 106 S Ridge Street, Breckenridge, 970-453-9802 |

PHOTO CREDIT: Amanda Baker Photography


106 E. Adams Ave

Eclectic, worldly flavors


Boutique wines and culinary cocktails

Sunny, linger-worthy deck

Abandon convention all ye who enter here.

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Certified Angus Beef® Steaks Fresh Seafood, Fresh Pasta and Daily Specials

HEARTY ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT LUNCH BUFFET Featuring multiple lunch entrees, soup, salad bar and dessert Menu items are always available

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT HOT BREAKFAST BUFFET A La Carte Menu items available


Ski-in/Ski-out Restaurant | Full Bar available

Family Friendly | Children’s Menu available RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED FOR DINNER. Call


DINNER 5pm-9:30pm | LUNCH 11:30am-2pm | BREAKFAST | 7am-11am HOURS OF OPERATION AND PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Located slopeside, Peak 9, at Beaver Run Resort. 620 Village Road, Breckenridge.

A Family tr adition since 1996 Hickory Smoked, Dry Rubbed, Award Winning BBQ, Burgers, Catfish, Salad Bar and much, much Moe!!!

lunch dinner sundayaya daily happy hour brunch 700 YAMPA AVE, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, SPRINGS CO 80487


Classic Color ado BBQ in a fun, family atmosphere, with a full bar for adult fun too. Located in the heart of Winter Park in Cooper Creek Square 970-726-4600 www.smokinmoes.

The Cala Inn


40 Cove blvd. Unit A1 Dillon CO, 80435 970-468-1899


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Distilled from scratch in Crested Butte, CO

130 Elk Avenue in Downtown CB Tours, Free Tastings, Cocktails Appetizers, Bottle Sales, Gifts


Restaurant and Bar Georgetown, Colorado

Homemade Food Great Beer Family Friendly Live Music Every Fr., Sat., & Sun. Happy Hour Everyday 4-6pm Located in the original Georgetown Depot in beautiful Georgetown, Colorado

156 DEF Society Dr • Lawson Hill in Telluride 970.728.5094 •

Our beer comes straight from Rocky Mountain snowmelt and is made from premium malts, hops, and yeasts that create rich aromas and smooth-tasting flavors.

1106 Rose Street, Georgetown (303) 569-0200

Please join us in celebrating the special spirit of Telluride from one of the highest microbreweries in the world. Brewery Open Monday - Saturday 12-7 & Sunday 4-7 Official Town Tasting Room Located at The Llama

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Locally sourced organic Cuisine Lunch, Happy hour & Dinner 310 Main Street . Frisco . 970-668--0340

BANDS Town Mountain Rapidgrass Quintet David Grier Matt Flinner Trio Long Road Home Bluegrass Delta Force Robin Davis Unit Kyle James Hauser

Hickory Project Gypsy Cattle Drive Acoustic Mining Company Credibility Gap Dr. Harlan's Amazing Bluegrass Tonic and more...

WORKSHOPS Guitar - David Grier, Ross Martin Mandolin - Matt Flinner, Alex Johnstone Fiddle - Justin Hoffenberg, Coleman Smith Banjo - Pete Wernick, Kyle James Hauser

MORE INFO AND TIX 303.519.2492

114 Lincoln Street, Breckenridge 970-846-0291


Summer 2013 Festival & Event Guide

Long Live the two-wheeLed traveLer.


There’s alot more to these festivals then you think.

Festival Notes

Blues From The Top Music Festival, Winter Park Some of the finest Blues musicians in the nation will gather in Winter Park for four days of live Blues music. From Thursday, June 27 through June 30th you will get your fill of incredible vocalists and some smokin’ guitar play. Better yet, all of this entertainment will assist the Blue Star Connection, a nonprofit entity that provides guitars, bass guitars, harmonicas, violins, keyboards, flutes and drum kits to children fighting cancer and other life threatening situations. In addition to the instruments they give, the Blue Star Connection provides music therapy programs and opportunities to attend live music events. A portion of your admission will go towards the Blue Star Connection and other music programs in the Grand County school system. Now that should wash your blues away!

Commando Extreme Mud Race, Frisco Created in early 2012 by a group of elite former US Navy SEALs, Commando Extreme is the first “Real Deal” Special Operations obstacle course of its kind. Their “O” course will test the mettle of every participant that takes on the mission, although designed for amateur as well as elite athletes of all adult ages. The events team of elite special operators, including former members of the team that took out Bin Laden, brings a unique collective talent to create a fun and challenging course with an element of uncertainty only found within the Spec/Ops community. Each new “operator” will exit our battlefield with pride, knowing they have experienced a true taste of Naval Special Warfare lifestyle by the best. A portion of the proceeds will go to support,, and

Gunny Grass Festival, Gunnison Gunnison has long flirted with the idea of a Bluegrass Festival, but has never put on a consistent event of this type. The new I-Bar Ranch offers a perfect venue for an event of this type, with its onsite camping, ample crowd capacity, and stunning setting. On the weekend of June 28-29 , 2013 they will hold the first annual Gunnison Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival. The focus of the festival will be, of course, bluegrass music and old time music. With an emphasis on “hot” Colorado and national bands, there will be events for the entire family, such as kids music camp classes, a square dance, and arts and crafts booths. Music will continue late into the evening. On the festival ticket are Simpler Times Bluegrass, The Stray Grass, Lost Nation, The John Stickley Trio, the New Folk, White Water Ramble and the Blue Canyon Boys.


Outdoor Venues

Three great Colorado MTN Town Open Air Venues have their summer line up ready to rock! Sunshine, fresh air and music will delight you all summer. Make a plan to attend one of the many concerts they have at these locations. STATE BRIDGE, Bond A lengthy schedule of events will flow all the way into September at State Bridge in Bond. This unique riverside amphitheater on the Colorado River has been the site of many a memorable show over the years. Spend a day or make it a weekend stay in one of their cabins, yurts or teepees. 127 Trough Road, Bond 970-653-4444


Be sure to book tickets ahead of time! Check each locations websites for details..

Photo Credits: I Bar Ranch

I BAR RANCH, Gunnison Set in the fields of an old ranch this new Gunnison music venue will be hosting Bluegrass & Country Western music all summer long. An open walled structure with side curtains will shelter you while you crack open a beer and kick back to the sounds of great musicians. 850 County Road 9, Gunnison 970-209-9796

STATE HIGHWAY ROADHOUSE & THEATER, Buena Vista Head to this unique and eclectic venue have a beer, watch a movie, catch a great music act, shoot some pool with your friends. This rich old brick building houses three different stage areas for musical acts, theater performances, films and more. The summer lineup is thick with events. 402 East Main Street, Buena Vista 719-221-0368


Calendar of Events For a complete list and details on Colorado MTN Town Events visit our website!

JUNE June 12 – 14, 2013 Kingdom Days, Breckenridge June 12 – 16, 2013 FIBArk, Salida June 13, 2013 Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale June 13 – 15, 2013 20th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge, Frisco June 13 – 16, 2013 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Steamboat Springs June 14 – September 28, 2013 Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater, Grand Lake June 14 -15, 2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series

June 14 – 16, 2013 Dinosaur Train, Durango

June 17, 2013 Bluegrass Sundays, Aspen

June 14 – 16, 2013 King of the Mountain Volleyball Tournament, Vail

June 18, 2013 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, Vail

June 14 – 16, 2013 Food & Wine Classic, Aspen

June 18, 2013 Kids’ Discovery Days, Keystone

June 14 – 16, 2013 Summer Opening Weekend, Copper Mountain events_and_activities/calendar/index.html

June 19 – 22, 2013 Taste of Crested Butte, Crested Butte or check out www.tasteofcb. com or call (800) 814-8893.

June 15, 2013 Sparklers & Spice, Aspen

June 20, 2013 Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale

June 15, 2013 Ye Olde Flea Market, Leadville

June 20, 2013 Bike-In Movie , Keystone

June 15, 2013 Vail Rocks, Vail asp?id=323

June 20-22, 2013 USA Youth Fly Fishing National Championships, Vail

June 15 – 16, 2013 Ridgway Heritage Days & Ranch Rodeo, Ridgeway

June 20 – 23, 2013 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride signature-events

June 15 – 16, 2013 Enduro X Bike Race Series, Steamboat Springs

June 21 – August 17, 2013 Breckenridge Music Festival Performances, Breckenridge

June 16 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show June 16 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show – Sundays, Vail

June 21, 2013 Victorian Architecture Tour, Leadville 719-486-0487

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Aug. 19-25

2013 ROU T E Plan on watching every stage of this year’s race! Stage 1: Aspen/Snowmass

Stage 2: Aspen- Breckenridge

Stage 3: Breckenridge-Steamboat Stage 4:

Steamboat Springs- Beaver Creek Stage 5: Vail

Stage 6: Loveland- Fort Collins Stage 7: Denver

June 21 - 22, 2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series June 21 – 22, 2013 Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison gunnison-river-festival-0 June 22 – 23, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge June 22 – 23, 2013 Beti Allride Clinic, Keystone June 22 – 23, 2013 Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, Keystone or

June 22 – 24, 2013 Leadville Trail 100 Run Training Camp, Leadville show/309885-training

June 25, 2013 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, Vail

June 23 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show, Vail

June 26, 2013 Tour de Forks Top of the World, Crested Butte

June 23 – September 22, 2013 Jazz at the Market, Vail June 24, 2013 Bluegrass Sundays, Aspen June 24 – 25, 2013 Bicycle Tour of Colorado, Carbondale June 25, 2013 Kids’ Discovery Days, Keystone

June 26, 2013 Vail Grind Mountain Bike Race, Vail June 26 – September 8, 2013 12th Annual Tour de Forks, Crested Butte June 27-30, 2013 11th Annual Blues From The Top Music Festival, Winter Park J 87

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June 27, 2013 Cupcakes and Canvases, Keystone June 27 – June 30, 2013 Telluride Wine Festival, Telluride June 28 – 29, 2013 Gunny Grass at the I Bar Ranch, Gunnison June 28 – 29, 2013 Sopris Music Fest, Carbondale June 28, 2013 Kidtopia Kids Theatre Presents: Golden, Keystone

Lake Dillon Amphitheatre

June 21 - One Ton Pig June 22 - Hot Buttered Rum & The Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue June 28 - California Honeydrops June 29 - The Machine performs Pink Floyd - 8pm July 4th - National Repertory Orchestra - 10am The Stormcellars - 3pm, Salem - 5pm, Dirty Dozen Brass Band - 7pm July 5 - Dead Winter Carpenters July 6 - Ron Ivory & 1 on 1 July 12 - Too Slim & the Taildraggers July 13 - Moses Jones July 19 - Pato Banton & the Now Generation July 20 - Homeslice July 26 - Something Underground July 27 - Forever Dangerous featuring Jennifer Batten August 2 - The New Orleans Suspects August 3 - Jill Carr August 10 - Manuel Molina Latin Combo August 16 - Back in the Day August 17 - Kahuna Beach Party August 23 - Missed The Boat August 24 - Jersey Men August 30 - Under a Blood Red Sky August 31 - End of the Summer Celebration with Abba Fab & fireworks September 1 - Fan Appreciation Concert, John Truscelli - 1pm The Luv Brothers - 3pm September 6 - Fall for the Arts Concert with Natural Vibrations All shows at 7pm unless otherwise listed

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June 28 – 30, 2013 Colorado Running Festival, Copper Mountain June 28 – 30, 2013 Artwalk 2013, Salida June 28 – 30, 2013 Vail Arts Festival, Vail June 28 – August 3, 2013 Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Vail June 28 - 29, 2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series June 29, 2013 Aspen Backcountry Marathon, Aspen June 29, 2013 Leadville Trail Marathon, Leadville June 29, 2013 Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon, Leadville


JUNE 22 - 23, 2013

JULY 13 - 14, 2013




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a mountain of possibilities.

June 29, 2013 Ridgway River Festival, Ridgeway

July 3, 2013 Tour de Forks It’s a Good Feeling to Know Richie Furay, Crested Butte

June 29 – 30, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge

July 4, 2013 Frisco’s Fourth of July, Frisco

June 29 – 30, 2013 Snake River MTB Festival, Keystone

July 4, 2013 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Aspen

June 29 – July 4, 2013 Fourth of July Weekend Celebration and 110th Annual Cowboys’ Roundup Days, Steamboat Springs June 29 – July 5, 2013 Sheridan Arts Foundation’s 10th Telluride Plein Air, Telluride June 30, 2013 Tour de Forks Cirque du Sweet, Crested Butte June 30 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show, Vail June 30 – September 22, 2013 Jazz at the Market, Vail

JULY July 1, 2013 Bluegrass Sundays, Aspen July 1 – August 3, 2013 Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Vail July 2, 2013 Kids’ Discovery Days, Keystone July 3, 2013 Mountain Pose Medicine and Yoga Symposium, Copper Mountain

July 4, 2013 Fourth of July, Breckenridge July 4, 2013 4th of July Celebration, Carbondale July 4, 2013 Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale July 4, 2013 Independence Day Express, Durango July 4, 2013 4th of July Celebration, Keystone +of+July+Celebration.axd?year=2013&month= 7&eventview=calendarview July 4, 2013 Bike-In Movie, Keystone July 4, 2013 Fourth of July Celebration. Telluride signature-events July 4 - 6, 2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series July 4 – 6, 2013 Vail America Days, Vail July 4 – 7, 2013 Wanderlust Colorado 2013, Copper Mountain events_and_activities/calendar/index.html

July 4 – August 29, 2013 Jazz at Vail Square, Vail July 5 - 6, 2013 Clear Creek Rapid Grass Bluegrass Festival, Idaho Springs July 5 – 7, 2013 30th Annual July Art Festival, Breckenridge July 5 — 14, 2013 Antiques, Jewelry and Fine Arts Fair, Aspen July 5, 2013 Kidtopia Kids Theatre Presents: Golden, Keystone July 6, 2013 Run for Independence, Winter Park to Fraser July 6, 2013 Sol Shine Music Festival, Winter Park July 6, 2013 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Aspen performance_calendar/aspen_season.php July 6, 2013 Frisco’s Founders Day Celebration, Frisco July 6, 2013 Taste of Gunnison Valley, Gunnison (800) 814-8893. July 6 – 7, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge July 6 – 7, 2013 Big Mountain Enduro, Keystone July 7, 2013 The Summit Challenge Trail Race and BBQ, Arapahoe mountain/calendar.aspx

Beautiful 365 Days Especially fun.... June 13 -15 Colorado BBQ Challenge. A two day festival is filled with free live music, pig races, chef demos and killer BBQ. Kick off concert June 13th with Bonerama



June 20 - August 15th listen to a different up and coming band each Thursday from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm in the Frisco Historic Park. Refreshments provided by local non- profits

in the Park Series

July 4


The largest firework display in the mountains concludes a day of patriotic celebration including a Main Street Parade, live music by Cody Canada and the departed.

small town, Big Adventure!

Sept. 7 A celebration of our mountain environment including Lumberjack shows, live music, woodcarving demos, an art show and the Mount Royal Hill Climb


July 7, 2013 Tour de Forks Elegant Echelons & Bountiful Brunch, Crested Butte

July 11 – 14, 2013 Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival, Crested Butte

July 13 – 14, 2013 32nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & 39th Annual Art in the Park, Steamboat Springs

July 7, 2013 Strider Cup Series, Keystone

July 11, 2013 Cupcakes and Canvases, Keystone.

July 7 – 28, 2013 Music in the Mountains, Durango musicinthemountains/

July 12 – 13, 2013 Aspen Anta Fe Ballet, Aspen performance_calendar/aspen_season.php

July 14, 2013 13 Tri-It-High Triathlon & Du-It-High Duathlon, Leadville tri-it-high-triathlon-and-du-it-high-duathlon-2013

July 7 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show, Vail

July 12 - 13, 2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series

July 14 – September 22, 2013 Jazz at the Market, Vail

July 12 – 14, 2013 Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, Telluride

July 15, 2013 Bluegrass Sundays, Aspen

July 13, 2013 Sol Shine Music Festival, Winter Park

July 16, 2013 Kids’ Discovery Days, Keystone

July 13 – 14, 2013 Xterra Wild Running Festival, Keystone

July 16, 2013 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, Vail

July 7 – September 22, 2013 Jazz at the Market, Vail July 8, 2013 Bluegrass Sundays, Aspen July 8-11, 2013 Wrangler Day Camps, Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, Tabernash 970-726-5632 July 9, 2013 Kids’ Discovery Days, Keystone July 9, 2013 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, Vail July 10, 2013 Tour de Forks Adventure to the North Pole, Crested Butte July 10, 2013 Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Vail July 11, 2013 Yoga on the Mountain Series (1 of 3), Arapahoe Basin mountain/calendar.aspx July 11, 2013 Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale

July 12, 2013 Kidtopia Kids Theatre Presents: Golden, Keystone

July 14 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show, Vail

July 18, 2013 Aspen Anta Fe Ballet, Aspen performance_calendar/aspen_season.php

July 13, 2013 Aspen Anta Fe Ballet, Aspen performance_calendar/aspen_season.php

July 18, 2013 Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale

July 13 – 14, 2013 Triple Bypass Ride, Evergreen & Avon

July 18, 2013 Bike-In Movie, Keystone

July 13 – 14, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge

July 18 – 20, 2013 Ah Haa Art Auction, Telluride signature-events

July 13 – 14, 2012 Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, Keystone

July 19, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge

July 13 – 14, 2013 Silver King & Silver Queen, Leadville show/431570-silver-king-and-queen

July 19, 2013 Kidtopia Kids Theatre Presents: Golden, Keystone play 800.903.7275 Most events are free, some have VIP ticket options for close-up seating and special access.

July 20, 2013 Aspen Anta Fe Ballet, Aspen performance_calendar/aspen_season.php July 20 – 21, 2013 Winter Park Jazz Festival, Winter Park July 20 – 21, 2013 Beaver Creek Xterra, Avon/Beaver Creek July 20 – 21, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge July 20 – 21, 2013 Courage Classic, Copper Mountain visit July 20 – 28, 2013 Durango Fiesta Days, Durango http://bestdurangocoloradovacations. com/2012/07/24/durango-fiesta-days.aspx July 20, 2013 Kidtopia Kids’ Fest , Keystone July 20 – 28, 2013 Glenwood Springs Cruise-a-Thong, Glenwood Springs External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail. aspx?EventID=4337 July 21, 2013 Tour de Forks The Outer Limits…of Town, Crested Butte July 21, 2013 Strider Cup Series, Keystone July 21 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show, Vail July 21 – September 22, 2013 Jazz at the Market, Vail July 22, 2013 Bluegrass Sundays, Aspen

July 23, 2013 Kids’ Discovery Days, Keystone July 23, 2013 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, Vail July 25, 2013 Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale July 25, 2013 Yoga on the Mountain Series (2 of 3), Arapahoe Basin mountain/calendar.aspx July 25, 2013 Cupcakes and Canvases, Keystone July 25 – 27, 2013 2013 Junior Sailing Olympic Festival, Frisco July 26 -28, 2013 12th Annual Main Street Art Festival, Breckenridge July 26, 2013 Tour de Forks Sunset on Red Lady, Crested Butte July 26 - 27, 2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series July 26 – 28, 2013 42nd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, Carbondale

July 27, 2013 Winter Park Free Family Festival, Winter Park July 27, 2013 Hike MS Colorado & Benefit Concert, Copper Mountain site/PageServer?pagename=GEN_COC_ homepage July 27, 2013 Kidtopia Kids’ Fest, Keystone July 27, 2013 Lionshead Family Fun Club, Vail July 27 – 28, 2013, 2013 Aspen Arts Festival, Aspen Downtown_Aspen_Art_Festival_Aspen_ Colorado.ASPX July 27 – 28, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge July 28, 2013 Women, Wheels & Wine, Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, Tabernash July 28 – August 10, 2013 Vail International Dance Festival, Vail July 28 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show, Vail July 28 – September 22, 2013 Jazz at the Market, Vail

July 26 – 28, 2013 Village Art Walk, Copper Mountain events_and_activities/calendar/index.html

July 29, 2013 Bluegrass Sundays, Aspen

July 26, 2013 Kidtopia Kids Theatre Presents: Golden, Keystone

July 30, 2013 Tour de Forks The Kingdom of the Two Sicily’s, Crested Butte

July 26 – 28, 2012 RockGrass, Lyons

July 30, 2013 Kids’ Discovery Days, Keystone

I Bar Ranch • Gunnison, Colorado June 28th & 29th, 2013

Friday, June 28 (Gates open at 5 p.m. for show, 4 p.m. for camping)

Stray Grass Simpler Times Bluegrass White Water Ramble Saturday, June 29

Still on the Hill New Folk • Lost Nation Bruce Hayes & The Ragged Mountain Ramblers Guitar, mandolin, banjo, John Stickley Trio fiddle and bass contests Blue Canyon Boys Saturday, June 29th • 10 a.m. The Grant Farm PRIZES! Awesome Camping on the banks of Tomichi Creek Vending • Hiking and Fishing Instrument Workshops and Clinics Saturday Dinnertime Square Dance featuring “Still on the Hill”

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July 30, 2013 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, Vail July 30 – August 14, 2012 Vail International Dance Festival, Vail

AUGUST August 1, 2013 Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale August 1, 2013 Tour de Forks Riverside Feast at Wilder on the Taylor, Crested Butte August 1, 2013 Bike-In Movie, Keystone August 1 –3, 2013 Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Vail

August 1 – 4, 2013 ArtAspen, Aspen

August 2 – 4, 2013 Telluride Jazz Festival, Telluride

August 1 – 29, 2013 Jazz at Vail Square, Vail August 2, 2013 Kidtopia Kids Theatre Presents: Golden, Keystone August 2 – 3, 2013 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Aspen performance_calendar/aspen_season.php August 2 - 3, 2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series August 2 – 4, 2013 Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte August 2 – 4, 2013 Leadville Boom Days, Leadville

August 2 – August 10, 2013 Vail International Dance Festival, Vail August 3, 2013 Commando Extreme Mud Race, Frisco August 3, 2013 Copper Triangle Bicycle Tour, Copper Mountain August 3, 2013 Winter Park Music Festival, Winter Park August 3 – 4, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge

Rocky Mountain RepeRtoRy theatRe Named “Colorado’s Premier Summer Musical Company” by the Denver Post. When the sun goes down in Grand County, the spotlight shines on this Rocky Mountain gem. Each summer and fall, this professional theatre company in the heart of Grand Lake offers high-quality Broadway musicals and showcases the nation’s top young talent. Three hit musicals in the summer guarantee there is something for everyone. Show-stopping singing and dancing, and award-winning production values make this a must-see. With a brand new, state-of-the-art theatre complex and a long list of Broadway alums, RMRT has become a wildly popular destination for visitors. This is the perfect evening attraction for families as well as avid theatregoers. Show times, ticket sales and travel info can be found online at, or by calling (970) 627-3421. | 970.627.6421

30th Annual July Art Festival July 5, 6, 7

Main Street Station

12th Annual Main Street Art Festival July 26, 27, 28

N. Main St. & Wellington

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7 Imogene Pass Run

4 Firemen’s Fourth of July

13 - 15 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival


4 Rundola

19 - 22 Telluride WOW Festival

1 - 2 Telluride Balloon Festival

11 - 14 Telluride Yoga Festival

21 Mountains to Desert Ride

3 - 9 Wild West Fest

12 - 14 Hardrock 100

8 - 9 Ride the Rockies

13 - 14 Ride Fest


20 - 23 Telluride Bluegrass

17 - 20 Americana Music Festival

11 - 13 Telluride Horror Show

27 - 30 Telluride Wine Festival

18 - 19 Ah Haa Art Auction

26 KOTO Halloween Bash

28 - JULY 4 Telluride Plein Air

20 - 29 San Miguel Basin Fair and Rodeo 23 - 28 Telluride Playwrights Festival

AUGUST 2 - 4 Telluride Jazz Celebration 8 - 18 Telluride Chamber Music Festival 9 - 11 Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival 15 - 18 Telluride Mushroom Festival 24 - 25 KOTO Doo-Dah 29 - SEPT 2 Telluride Film Festival

August 3 – 4, 2013 17th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival, Keystone August 4 – 10, 2013 Garfield County Fair & Rodeo, Garfield County Fairgrounds August 4 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show, Vail August 4 – September 22, 2013 Jazz at the Market, Vail

August 8 – 11, 2013 Telluride Chamber Music Festival, Telluride August 8 – 11, 2013 KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Race, Vail August 9, 2013 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Aspen performance_calendar/aspen_season.php

August 10 – 11, 2013 Ridgway Rendezvous Arts & Crafts Festival, Ridgeway ridgway-rendezvous-2011/ August 11, 2013 Tour de Forks Quintessential Historic Cabins, Crested Butte August 11 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show August 11 – September 22, 2013 Jazz at the Market, Vail

August 5, 2013 Bluegrass Sundays, Aspen

August 9 – 11, 2013 Guitar Town, Copper Mountain

August 12, 2013 Bluegrass Sundays, Aspen

August 5-8, 2013 Wrangler Day Camps, Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, Tabernash

August 9, 2013 Kidtopia Kids Theatre Presents: Golden, Keystone

August 13, 2013 Kids’ Discovery Days, Keystone

August 6, 2013 Tour de Forks Top of the World, Crested Butte

August 9 - 10, 2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series

August 13, 2013 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, Vail

August 6, 2013 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, Vail

August 10, 2013 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Aspen performance_calendar/aspen_season.php

August 15, 2013 Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale

August 6, 2013 Kids’ Discovery Days, Keystone

August 10, 2013 Winter Park Beer Festival, Winter Park

August 15, 2013 Field to Table Paella Dinner, Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, Tabernash

August 10, 2013 Music on the Mountain – 2013, Glenwood Springs

August 14, 2013 Bike-In Movie, Keystone

August 7 – 11, 2013 Steamboat Wine Festival, Steamboat Springs” August 8, 2013 Yoga on the Mountain Series (3 of 3), Arapahoe mountain/calendar.aspx August 8, 2013 Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale August 8, 2013 Tour de Forks Funkytown: The Party at the End of the Road Crested Butte


August 8, 2013 Cupcakes and Canvases, Keystone

August 10, 2013 Kidtopia Kids’ Fest, Keystone August 10, 2013 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race, Leadville show/315773-100-mile-mtb-race . August 10 – 11, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge

August 15 – 18, 2013 4th Annual Bicycle Festival, Breckenridge August 15 – 18, 2013 Durango Railfest, Durango August 15 – 31, 2013 Shakespeare in the Park; Aspen

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August 16 - 17, 2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series

August 20 – 21, 2013 US Pro Cycling Challenge, Breckenridge

August 16 - 18, 2013 Rock Mt Folks Festival, Lyons

August 20, 2013 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, Vail

August 17, 2013 Aspen/Snowmass Ride for the Cure, Aspen August 17, 2013 Warrior Dash Rockies, Copper Mountain php?loc=Colorado&yr=2013. August 17, 2013 Music on the Mountain – 2013, Glenwood Springs August 17, 2013 Kidtopia Kids’ Fest , Keystone.

August 21, 2013 Summit Mountain Challenge, Keystone Summit+Mountain+Challenge.axd?year=2013& month=8&eventview=calendarview August 21 – 22, 2013 US Pro Cycling Challenge, Steamboat Springs August 22, 2013 Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale

August 17 – 18, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge

August 23, 2013 USA Pro Challenge, Vail

August 17 – 18, 2013 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race, Leadville show/315773-100-mile-mtb-race

August 23 – 25, 2013 Genuine Jazz & Wine, Copper Mountain

August 17 – 25, 2013 Steamboat Bike Week, Steamboat Springs events/2013/08/steamboat-bike-week.aspx

August 24, 2013 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Aspen performance_calendar/aspen_season.php

August 18 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show

August 24 – 25, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge

August 18 – September 22, 2013 Jazz at the Market, Vail. August 19 – 20, 2013 US Pro Cycling Challenge, Aspen August 19, 2013 Bluegrass Sundays, Aspen


August 21, 2013 Tour de Forks Tour D’Art, Crested Butte

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August 24, 2013 Music on the Mountain – 2013, Glenwood Springs August 25, 2013 Festival Las Americas, Carbondale

August 25 – September 22, 2013 Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show, Vail August 25 – September 22, 2013 Jazz at the Market, Vail August 26, 2013 Bluegrass Sundays, Aspen August 26, 2013 Tour de Forks Dawn to Dusk Golf Challenge, Crested Butte August 26 – September 3, 2013 Ouray County 4-H Fair & Rodeo, Ridgeway August 29 – September 2, 2013 41st Annual Motherlode Volleyball Classic, Snowmass August 26 – September 2, 2013 Telluride Film Festival, Telluride August 30 – September 1, 2013 Labor Day Weekend, Breckenridge August 30 – September 1, 2013 Copper Country, Copper Mountain August 30 – September 2, 2013 Labor Day Weekend and 9th Annual Wild West Air Fest, Steamboat Springs August 31 – September 2, 2013 38th Annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival, Breckenridge August 31 – September 1, 2013 Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo, Breckenridge



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