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ADVENTURE TRAVEL GUIDE
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state. It’s just so big and so rad, that it’s hard to decide exactly where you want to go for adventure when it’s time to roam. Don’t fret. This travel guide will get you pointed in the right direction and make that oh-so-difficult decision of just where to get outside and play in this mind-blowing state much easier.
CITY OF CORTEZ
Discover the magic of Basalt! Once the junction of two railways, this charming historic center is the only U.S. town with two Gold Medal Rivers. Nestled between majestic Mount Sopris and Basalt Mountain, the Aspen Snowmass ski slopes and Glenwood hot springs, Basalt offers hiking/biking on miles of pristine trails, windsurfing and sailing at Ruedi Reservoir, cross-country skiing, rafting and world-class angling. Our fabulous restaurants, chic boutiques, eclectic galleries, Whole Foods and mid-valley convenience will ensure that you are forever “Hooked on Basalt.”
Located just outside of Cortez, Phil’s World Trail System is one of Colorado’s most popular mountain biking locations… without the crowds. Built by and for mountain bikers, Phil’s World offers nearly 60 miles of mindblowing trails in a system is full of enjoyable pitches that dip in and out of arroyos and over slickrock and ledges, all with views of Sleeping Ute, La Plata and Mesa Verde mountains. The MTB Project and International Mountain Biking Association rated Phil’s World No. 2 in Colorado and No. 10 Best Rides of All Time.
S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N
MT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS RESORT
Visitors to Salida will find a real town with real people and a great mix of stores, restaurants and shops, and art galleries that fill Colorado’s largest historic district. Located on the Arkansas River and just down the road from Monarch Mountain, Salida is a unique Colorado winter destination. Learn how to get half-price lift tickets to Monarch Mountain and plan your hot springs visits and other cool adventures by ordering a free visitors’ guide at ColorfulColorado.com.
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is a year-round destination located in Nathrop, Colorado, between the mountain towns of Buena Vista and Salida. Mount Princeton stays open late, and nighttime is the best time to experience the hot springs. Get a massage here and soaking in the hot springs is included all day long, including daily yoga and fitness classes. When you stay overnight, you may enjoy the hot springs the entire day you check in as well as the day you check out.
Buena Vista, Colorado, is best known for whitewater rafting in the summer, but explore the town during the winter, and you will find hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails, and cross-country skiing or snowshoeing to some of Colorado’s best ghost towns. The historic downtown along the Arkansas River offers art galleries, restaurants, a brewery and a distillery. Plan your hot springs visits and cool adventures by ordering a free visitors’ guide at ColorfulColorado.com.
BOULDER ADVENTURE LODGE
KRISTI MOUNTAIN SPORTS
The Boulder Adventure Lodge (A-Lodge for short) is located along Fourmile Creek, five minutes from downtown Boulder. With easy access to Boulder’s rock climbing, fly fishing, trail running and mountain biking, the A-Lodge is situated in an adventure enthusiast’s dream. Updated linens, a slackline park, new paint, Jeremy Collins’ art and a brand-new lobby coming in early Summer are just some of the key updated amenities at the lodge. Make the A-Lodge the gateway to your Colorado adventure.
Imagine a place where mountain biking isn’t just a hobby, it’s the beating pulse of a thriving community. A place where you don’t need to worry about traffic, high priced hotels or unfriendly service. Where the sunsets are so vivid, you can’t help but stop whatever you’re doing and watch. Imagine a trip where one destination will satisfy at least ten items on your bucket list, from rafting on the Colorado River to homemade brews, and everywhere in-between. Stop imagining. Go Fruita.
Outdoor adventure in Southern Colorado starts in Alamosa—surrounded by multiple 14ers, incredible hiking and mountain biking trails, climbing crags, the Great Sand Dunes National Park, and much more! While planning your getaway, make sure to save a day to sandboard the tallest sand dunes in North America. Specially designed boards and sleds available to rent at Kristi Mountain Sports offer an exhilarating and unique sliding experience for the entire family. Call to reserve yours today! 719-589-9759.