Colorado Travel Guide

The modest spa’s hour-long Swedish massage is intense and the perfect cure for ski-weary muscles.

Set against a backdrop of sandstone bluffs, Red Rocks is one of the world’s most famous outdoor music venues, located about 30 minutes west of Denver.

Founded in 1950, the institute has—especially in the almost four years since its president, Walter Isaacson, inaugurated the Ideas Festival—vaulted to the top rung of world conferences, filling the town each summer with more VIP’s and plainclothes security men than an underground bunker during th

Look for a brick building on the corner of 15th and Platte, and you’ll find My Brother’s Bar, which has no signage and can be difficult to locate if you don’t know what you are searching for.

Receiving about 25 feet of snowfall each year, this Colorado ski hill is renowned for its expert runs (double-black diamond)—some with up to 50 percent grades. Sixteen lifts provide access to the rugged and steep terrain, located in the Elk Mountain Range of the Rockies.

A registered National Natural Landmark, the Garden of the Gods is a collection of 300-foot sandstone rock formations set in the shadow of famous Pikes Peak. The formations are more than 300 million years old and have names like the Siamese Twins, Kissing Camels, and Cathedral Spires.

Hunter S. Thompson's old haunt lives on in this rustic tavern covered in old news clipping and memorabilia, mostly about the gonzo journalist himself.

Rent kayaks or book a white-water-rafting trip through Pagosa Outside, a reputable one-stop outfitter for activities on the roaring San Juan.

Ride the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which travels 45 miles through snowcapped mountains and along the Animas River to the old-time mining town of Silverton.

Ascend the frozen waterfalls of Ouray's Uncompahgre River Gorge, where a local organization aims hoses and sprinklers off cliff edges each winter to grow dozens of immense ice climbs. Guide services teach newbies to swing ice axes and kick crampons on the walls of white.

You may not need Luchese boots, Stetson hats, horsehair belts, or leather chaps (then again, maybe you do), but that's what makes Kemo Sabe such a delightfully fun place to browse.