Colorado Travel Guide

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

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.

The petite store sells high-end kitchen accoutrements.

About 20 minutes southwest of Colorado Springs, this 1,600-acre park provides a variety of outdoor activities amid a largely untamed wilderness.

Soothe dance-and-ski-exhausted muscles with a deep-tissue massage and mineral soak in natural stone-lined pools.

Frequented by visitors looking to stock their resort kitchens, this grocery store is housed in a red-brick building conveniently located in the center of town. Regular and organic groceries fill the shelves, along with a bulk section that includes nuts and candies.

A hipper-than-thou vibe permeates this chic hotel bar that spills out to a heated pool, waterfall, and pair of fire pits.

Buy a lift ticket and hit the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort, which dazzles skiers and snowboarders with a 3,398-foot vertical rise and 155 trails (most of them moderate to expert). The legendary Freeway Terrain Park is de rigueur for hard-core snowboarders.

Serious treks through Western Europe (the Mont Blanc region; the Italian Dolomites), the Himalayas, and southeastern Utah. Accommodations vary by region, from luxury tents to intimate chalets.