Great Sand Dunes National Park, located near the tiny town of Mosca in Alamosa County, is not only an unparalleled location to stage your forthcoming, shot-by-shot remake of “A New Hope,” but it just might be the Centennial State’s best weekend getaway.
A favorite rafting sequence of some of the hacks at this very publication is to park in the lot beside Lions Park, then schlep up Clear Creek Trail and enter the river near the 6th Avenue overpass.
Nestled against the Rocky Mountain Foothills in Boulder Colorado alongside Boulder, this visual work of art is considered one of Boulder’s most attractive and popular tourist attractions, as well as being a local favorite for great food, tea and atmosphere.
But the newest auto-centric cinematic experience Denver has to offer is the Denver Mart Drive-In, set to launch its second season on Memorial Day weekend with gates opening at 7 p.m. for shows Fridays through Sundays.
Anyone serious about their brews has already canvassed the best that FoCo has to offer, but the Magic Bus in Fort Collins is a solid way to steer your out-of-stater inebriation tourists away from the pot shops for most of a day and appreciate the fact that before this became the marijuana capital of America, Colorado kicked the rest of the country’s keister in filling bottles, cans, kegs and barrels with the sudsy stuff.
You probably won’t see Doc Brown’s DeLorean amid the hot rods and classic muscle cars up and down Aurora’s western edge, but Cruzin’ Havana — slated for Saturday, June 11 — is as close as you’ll get to a time machine beyond museum walls.
CU South Denver’s Wildlife Experience in Parker is a hodgepodge of much of what makes Colorado so cool.
It’s part museum, part art gallery, part movie theater, and almost all of it celebrates the state’s outdoors and the wildlife that live there.
The 10-acre rodeo arena is the gateway to the Sand Creek Regional Greenway, one of the best trails for equestrians in the metro area. It’s also a neighbor to Kenlyn Arabian Stables, where out-of-state riders can lodge their horses while visiting the state.
If you already have a finely-honed chile technique, it’s a chance to put your secret recipe into competition with some other local chile masters.