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Amtrak “Winter Park Express” returns for 2016-17 season
Culture / Skiing/Snowboarding

Amtrak “Winter Park Express” returns for 2016-17 season

Weekend service from Denver to Winter Park January through March; Tickets go on sale August 30 on Amtrak.com WINTER PARK Weekend passenger train service from Denver Union Station to the slopes of Winter Park is back, with Amtrak, Winter Park Resort and Union Pacific Railroad having reached agreement to operate Winter Park Express trains from … Continue reading

Colorado

Colorado forecasts memorable winter season full of new offerings, attractions, events

COLORADO Coming off a record-setting winter travel season, Colorado, home of America’s Best Skiing, promises to once again offer visitors to the state with an unmatched winter vacation. Both on- and off-the-slopes at Colorado’s 25 ski areas and resorts, and in destinations across the state, travelers can expect new and unique experiences including the chance … Continue reading

Forest Service releases draft decision on improved trail system near Nederland
Culture / Hiking/Backcountry

Forest Service releases draft decision on improved trail system near Nederland

NEDERLAND The U.S. Forest Service has released its final environmental assessment and a draft decision for the Magnolia Non-Motorized Trails Project. The draft decision would approve a 44-mile, non-motorized trail system across about 6,000 acres in Boulder and Gilpin counties in an area along the Peak to Peak Highway known as East Magnolia and West … Continue reading

National Park Artist-in-Residence programs continue with photographer Danielle Austen
Arts / Rocky Mountain N.P.

National Park Artist-in-Residence programs continue with photographer Danielle Austen

ESTES PARK Photographer Danielle Austen of Hillsborough, New Jersey has been an Artist-in-Residence at Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia, and Everglades National Parks.  She was also a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center.  She has received numerous photography awards including the 2015 International Nature-Landscape Photography Award.  Her images have also been exhibited at museums and … Continue reading

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park celebrates National Roller Coaster Day, Aug. 16
Culture

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park celebrates National Roller Coaster Day, Aug. 16

The 100th and 300th riders on the Cliffhanger, America’s highest-elevation roller coaster, will each win an Annual Thrill Pass. The park will also feature giveaways throughout the day. GLENWOOD SPRINGS To celebrate what has become the king of thrill rides, August 16 is National Roller Coaster Day. This popular amusement ride traces its origins to … Continue reading

The Machine performs Pink Floyd for free at Dillon Amphitheatre, Aug. 27
Music

The Machine performs Pink Floyd for free at Dillon Amphitheatre, Aug. 27

DILLON The Machine, America’s top Pink Floyd show, will at perform a free show at The Dillon Amphitheatre, W. Lodgepole Street, Dillon, CO, on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. For 26 years, The Machine has forged reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own selling out theaters, large … Continue reading