Colorado's Best. The Essential Guide to Favorite Places by Bruce Caughey

By Bruce Caughey

Completely redesigned and up-to-date, Colorado's Best continues to be the one consultant viewers and citizens of the country might want to locate the easiest that Colorado has to supply. New to this version are specialist alternatives, the place a few of Colorado's such a lot colourful characters will consultant you to their favourite areas: Eric Warner, Lead puppy (a.k.a. Brewmaster) for Flying puppy Brewery, symptoms off on his favourite microbrews, and world-class mountaineer Gerry Roach allow you to in at the mystery of his favourite Colorado climbs. This version additionally includes multiplied info for the Western Slope and southern Colorado

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On CO Hwy. 115, it’s tough to miss the RV-size beetle that announces a massive collection of bugs at the May Natural History Museum. With its paved underground walkways and a humongous, aboveground gift shop, Cave of the Winds still packs ’em in with impressive crowd management; they claim you can’t miss their laser-light show on the nearby canyon walls. You really should head underground to see what secrets these caves hold, but do not expect to find one iota of solitude, even in the cool confines of the cave.

When the streets finally clear, elite runners from Europe, Africa, and North and South America challenge the course, their strong strides broadcast live to a statewide television audience. The University of Colorado’s Folsom Field, filled with 35,000 wellwishers, provides the venue for the dramatic climax of this annual tradition. Loud cheers greet the first elite runners on their final push, circling the field in a last triumphant lap to the finish line. Jubilation reigns in this yearly festival called the Bolder Boulder.

The park now flies the banner of Six Flags as it entered a massive building program and added Looney Tunes and DC Comics characters such as Batman, Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Tweety, and Daffy Duck to the merchandising and marketing program. In addition to the amusement park, hot summer days see visitors in swimsuits enjoying massive slides, the perpetual wave pool, and the lazy river. Children three and under get in free, but everyone else pays a pretty hefty admission, although special deals abound.

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