Colorado

Colorado Travel Guide

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

Looking for the best and brightest-colored in ski and mountain sports clothing and equipment? On the Main Street of one of Colorado’s outdoor-sports meccas sits Primo Outdoor in a white and red building with a ski chalet-style roof and balcony.

Got kids?Go tubing. It sounds, well, juvenile, but spinning 360s in a rubber tube down an iced-over track is belly-ache-inducing fun. Plus, Keystone's tubing course on the top of the mountain is one of the best in Colorado, so if you're going to get doing it somewhere, it might as well be here.

Housed in a red-brick building in the downtown district, this contemporary art gallery displays the Impressionistic and abstract paintings of owner Paulette Brodeur.

Centered on the late June main festival, the Telluride Bluegrass season runs from June to August with five different events and academies. The stage is set in Town Park among the San Juan Mountains, and the first gathering took place in 1973.

Ignore Gorsuch's chain-like omnipresence: when the moneyed set shop for the slopes, this is where they come.

Celebrating the beauty and grandeur of the West, Naturescapes Gallery specializes in photographic prints of landscapes in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and the Pacific Northwest, all created by photographer-owner Dale Malmedal.

Vail Resort, owned by the mountain resort company Vail Resorts, is an expansive skiing and snowboarding area developed around Vail Mountain. The area is known for it seven back bowls, as well as plenty of moguls, cliffs, and ridges for intermediate and expert skiers.

The products from this fair-trade, certified-organic coffee roaster garnered Roast Magazine’s 2011 Micro Roaster of the Year award. Located in Boulder’s Arapahoe Ridge neighborhood, Conscious Coffees uses beans from co-ops in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America.

The town’s first contemporary-music dance venue brings in world-class acts (MSTRKRFT, Seal, Cake) year-round.

Rent climbing shoes here, where the in-store museum features dozens of ice axes and an early pair of Rossignol skis.

The new spa inside the St. Regis Aspen is impressive for many reasons, and the Remède spa boutique fits right in. This plush little shop carries a full line of Laboratoire Remède skin care, with high-tech blends addressing every skin malady under the sun—including, of course, the sun.

A carnivalesque watering hole, panels of red and blue lights illuminate the back wall while bright red stools and tent-shaped booths flank the bar area.

At this Colorado[/guides/colorado] site, kids and adults help dig with archaeologists in search of untouched Anasazi artifacts that have not seen the light of day in 700 years.