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A Few Important People

Denver Metro Area

Aurora, Colorado

Broomfield County

Larimer County / Fort Collins

Colorado's Scenic Byways

Smaller Counties & Towns

Railroads of Colorado

Indian Country of Colorado

Reading Material
Other Media

         


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Colorado Travel / Railroads Links Pages
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad [est. 1970] in New Mexico & Colorado
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad [1870-1988] Page

Reading Material About Colorado Page



flag of the State of Colorado          Colorado state quarter of 2006          Great Seal of the State of Colorado [est. 1876]

Official Government Links & Info
Colorado covers 104,185 square miles {269,837 square kilometers}.
Highest elevation 14,440 feet (4401.2 meters) at Mt. Elbert; lowest elevation 3,316 feet (1011 meters) on the Arikaree River.
State population: 4.75 million (U.S. Census 2006 estimate); Denver Metro population: 2,360,000 (2005 estimate).
The Territory of Colorado was created on 28 February 1861; the state was admitted to the Union on 1 August 1876 {the 38th state}.
The popular name is 'Centennial State'; the state sales tax is 2.9%.
The state motto is "Nil sine numine" (Nothing without providence).
The state flower is the Columbine; the state tree is the Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens).
The state animal is the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep; the state bird is the Lark Bunting.

The twelve largest cities in Colorado are Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins,
Lakewood, Thornton, Westminster, Pueblo, Arvada, Centennial, Boulder & Greeley

State of Colorado official website
Colorado Travel & Tourism Office
Colorado Department of Transportation [est. 1909]
Colorado Road Conditions or dial 303/639-1111 {or 511}
Colorado State Lottery [est. 1982]
Colorado Division of Wildlife
Colorado Scientific & Cultural Facilities District [est. 1989]
Colorado Democratic Party
Green Party of Colorado [est. 1993]
Downtown Colorado, Inc. [est. 1982] community revitalization program
Colorado Road & Weather Conditions   =OR=   in-state call 511 for recorded information, outside Colorado dial 303-639-1111


Statewide & Regional Links
browse travel books about Colorado {880+} at Amazon
Colorado entry at Wikipedia
Colorado Portal at Wikipedia
State of Colorado entry at City Data webnsite
Colorado Town directory [est. 2002] is divided into 7 regions
The Colorado Vacation Directory [est. 1979, online 1997]
Colorado Dude & Guest Ranchers Assn.
Colorado Guest Ranches directory
Historic Hotels of the Rockies - 6 members in Colorado
Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association [est. 1992]
NewPages.com's Directory of Independent Bookstores for Colorado
Colorado Business Hall of Fame [est. 1989]

Colorado Historical Society [est. 1879], 1200 Broadway in Denver
History Colorado Center museum [open 2012], 1200 Broadway in Denver
Colorado's Regional Museums & Historical Sites

Forest Guardians [est. 1989] of New Mexico & Colorado
Colorado Youth At Risk
NewPages.com's Directory of Independent Bookstores for Colorado
Frontier Pathways Scenic & Historic Byway in Southern Colorado
Colorado Rockies Narrow Gauge Circle
Santa Fe Trail National Historic Trail
Santa Fe Trail Scenic & Historic Byway
Wise Recycling [est. 1992] - 4 locations in Colorado
Wild Earth Guardians [est. 1989] of Santa Fe NM & Denver CO
Solar Contact's listing of installers in Colorado
Loaf 'n' Jug convenience stores {div. of Kroger} mostly in Colorado & Wyoming
Front Range Objectivism Group [est. 1988]
Colorado Assn. for Recycling [est. 2009]
EcoCycle of Colorado - community-based recycling since 1976
Colorado Preservation, Inc. [est 1984]
Colorado Chapter [est. 1992] of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest
Southwest Directory's Colorado pages
GOLD STAR: First National Bank supports progressive election candidates  First National Bank of Denver [est. 1870] - 11 locations in Colorado

League of Conservation Voters [est. 1969] headquartered in Washington, DC - Colorado Branch is based in Denver

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union serving New Mexico & Colorado & Wyoming [est. 1907]  branch of the National Farmers Union [est. 1902]

Events in Colorado
SnowCon is an informal conference for fans of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism [March 2013 = #3] in Colorado
Colorado Irish Festival [July 2013 = #19] in Littleton, Colorado
Colorado State Fair [since 1869; Labor Day Weekend 2014 = #135] in Pueblo, Colorado
German Day {Deutscher Tag} in Colorado [Oct 2013 = #5] in Centennial Colorado

State of Colorado - Arts & Media
Media News Group [est. 1983] operates 18 daily & weekly newspapers in Colorado
Colorado Book Awards [est. 1992] given by Colorado Humanities
Colorado Public Radio Network [est. 1991]
Rocky Mountain P.B.S. [est. 1956]
Colorado Potters Guild [est. 1964]
Colorado Theatre Guild [est. 1979] based in Denver
Colorado Bluegrass Music Society [est. 1999?] based in Metro Denver
Colorado Humanities literary & historical programs, based in Greenwood Village, Colorado
Colorado Authors’ League [est. 1931] is based in Denver

State of Colorado - Film & Video
Colorado Film & Video Assn.
Colorado {movie} Production Resource Guide
Colorado Film Society [est. 2003]
Independent Film Society of Colorado http://www.ifsoc.org/
Indie Spirit Film Festival in Denver Colorado http://www.indiespiritfilmfestival.org/
Starz Denver Intl. Film Festival [Nov 2013 = #36] in Colorado
Boulder [Colorado] International Film Festival [Feb 2013 = #9]

Durango [Colorado] Independent Film Festival [February 2013 = #13]            Vail Film Festival [April 2010 = #7] in Colorado            Moondance International Film Festival [Sept 2013 = #14] in Boulder, Colorado            Telluride [CO] Film Festival [Labor Day Weekend 2010 = #37]

State of Colorado - Food & Beverage
Colorado Eats restaurant directory [est. 2002]
Southwest Restaurants Assn.
Black Bear Diner [chain est. 1995] {1 location in Colorado}
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill - 14 locations in Colorado
Nicolo's Chicago Style Pizza - 6 locations in Colorado
Noodles & Company chain [est. 1993] - 40+ locations in Colorado
Pei Wei Asian Diner - 6 locations in Colorado
Qdoba Mexican Grill chain - 42 locations in Colorado
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurants [est. 1986] - 6 locations in Colorado
Taste of Philly: Home of the real Philly cheesesteak - 18 locations in Colorado
Twisters Grill [est. 1997] of New Mexico - 4 locations in Colorado


State of Colorado - Beer Industry
Listed #5 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}
Brewers Association of America [est. 1942]
American Homebrewers Association [est. 1978] of Boulder, Colorado has 36,000 members
Ed Sealover's Denver-based Beer Run Blog [est. 2006]
The Denver Beerathon [Sept 2013 = #1]
Great American Beer Festival [Oct 2013 = #32] in Denver, Colorado
  G.E. Nordell's Denver, Colorado Travel & Business Links Page
  G.E. Nordell's Colorado Springs, Colorado Travel & Business Links Page

Adolph Coors in Golden, Colorado
http://www.arkvalleylibations.com/ Ark Valley Libation Society of Colorado

rather than duplicating each brew pub here and for each city on these pages, the plan is to use the beer mug symbol on each entry, thus:  

Mountain Brew Guide to Colorado's Breweries book by Ed Sealover  
"Mountain Brew: A Guide To Colorado's Breweries" [2011]
by Ed Sealover

Kindle Edition from The History Press [3/2013] for $9.99
The History Press 9x6 pb [7/2011] for $17.15
Beer Lover's Colorado book by Lee Williams  "Beer Lover's Colorado: Best Breweries, Brewpubs & Beer Bars" [2012]
by Lee Williams

Globe Pequot pb [12/2012] for $14.30

Spirit of America Bookstore's
American Beer, Wine & Booze Page



State of Colorado - A Few Important People

Governor John Hickenlooper [2011-2018; Dem]
official websiteWikipediacampaign website

Lt. Gov. Joseph A. Garcia [since Jan 2011; Dem]

Sen. Cory Gardner [since 2015; GOP] is up for re-election in 2020

former U.S. Sen. Mark Udall [2009-2014; Dem] lost re-election in 2014
official websiteWikipediacampaign website
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall campaign bumper sticker

Sen. Michael Bennet [apptd 2009, elected 2011; Dem] is up for re-election in 2016
official websitecampaign websiteentry at Wikipedia
The National Republican Senatorial Committee began running robocalls against Michael Bennet in March 2015.
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet campaign bumper sticker

Mayor of Denver Michael B. Hancock [sworn 7/2011; Dem]
official websiteWikipediacampaign website


Colorado Business Hall of Fame [est. 1989]

fascist billionaire Philip Anschutz of Denver, Colorado

Denver journalist Mary Coyle Chase [1906-81]
famous for her Pulitzer Prize-winning invisible rabbit "Harvey" [1944]

William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody [1846-1917] is buried in Golden, Colorado

mystery author Margaret Coel lives in Boulder, Colorado

CO author http://www.alaneferguson.com/About_Alane.html

historian Mark L. Gardner of Cascade, Colorado: booksofficial website

John Henry 'Doc' Holliday [1851-87] is buried in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Online Guide to Historic Leadville, Colorado - article on 'Doc' Holliday after Tombstone

David Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate

William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson [1853-1921] was sheriff in Trinidad, Colorado at one time

Colorado railroad tycoon David H. Moffat [1839-1911]

actress & filmmaker Margaret Norwood lives in Aurora, Colorado

Alferd Packer

railroad tycoon General William Jackson Palmer [1825-1909]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jackson_Palmer
http://www.amazon.com/Times-General-William-Jackson-Palmer/dp/B003XOYNNK/

Antoinette Perry [1888-1946] for whom Broadway's Tony Award is named, was born in Denver.

poet William Pitt Root and his wife poet Pam Uschuk live near Durango, Colorado.

Winfield Scott Stratton [] is known for his Cripple Creek mining empire

Nikola Tesla [1856-1943] operated a lab at Colorado Springs for nine months
"Colorado Springs Notes, 1899-1900"

Harriet Louise Castle Wilcox Wason [1839-?] was known as 'the Poet of Colorado'

scifi/fantasy writer Connie Willis lives in Greeley, Colorado
browse booksofficial websiteauthor entry at Wikipedia


Denver, Colorado Metro Area

flag [est. 1926] of the City & County of Denver, Colorado          Seal of the City & County of Denver, Colorado

City & County of Denver, Colorado
[est. 1858, incorp. Nov 1861]

The City & County of Denver covers 154.9 square miles (401.3 km²) and has a population of 634,265 (2012 estimate); the ten-county
Denver Metro Statistical Area covers 8,414.4 square miles (21,793 km²) with a population of 2,599,504 (2012 estimate).

Denver, Colorado 'The Mile High City' official website
Denver, Colorado entry at Wikipedia
Denver [CO] Metro C.V.B.
Denver [CO] Democrats
Denver, Colorado Area Mensa

G.E. Nordell's Denver Colorado Travel & Business Links Page
top of page  •   Denver Metro Area  •   area events  •   food & beverage
lodging  •   music & entertainment  •   performing arts
print & broadcast media  •   reading material


City of Aurora, Colorado [incorp. 1891, renamed 1907] ZIP 80014
Population of 325,000 {2010 Census} makes Aurora the third-largest city in Colorado.
Aurora, Colorado official website
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora History Museum Foundation
Magellan's Travel Supplies [est. 1989] based in Aurora, Colorado
Snap!Bagger leaf bagging tool {moved to Aurora from Belén, NM in 2009}
DoubleTree Hotel in Aurora, Colorado

Afrikan Grill & Bar [est. 2010], 1010 So. Peoria Street in Aurora, Colorado
Guadalajara Authentic Mexican Buffet [est. 1994?], 11385 E. Colfax Avenue in Aurora, Colorado
Havana Street Station, 1911 So. Havana Street in Aurora, Colorado
Rosie's Diner, 14061 E. Iliff Avenue in Aurora, Colorado



City & County of Broomfield, Colorado
official City/County website
The Broomfield Channel KCCB-TV channel 8
The Broomfield Channel (City & County) [est. 3/2013] at YouTube

Double D’s Sourdough Pizza [est. 2006] #1 [moved 5/2012], 535 Zang Street in Broomfield, Colorado
Denver International Wine Festival [Nov 2013 = #9] in Broomfield, Colorado


Larimer County, Colorado [est. 1861]
Cities include Fort Collins {county seat} & Loveland; towns include Berthoud, Estes Park, Johnstown, Timnath, Wellington & part of Windsor;
also includes the communities of Bellvue, Buckeye, Campion, Cherokee Park, Drake, Glen Haven, Glendevey, LaPorte, Livermore, Kinikinik, Masonville,
Pinewood Springs, Pingree Park, Poudre Park, Red Feather Lakes, Rustic, Teds Place, Virginia Dale & Waverly; and the ghost towns Manhattan & Old Roach
Larimer County, Colorado official website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larimer_County,_Colorado
Larimer County [CO] Democratic Party
Larimer County Genealogical Society [est. 1974]

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Estes Park [CO] Chamber Resort Assn.
Stanley Hotel [est. 1909] in Estes Park, Colorado
MacGregor Ranch [est. 1873] & Charitable Trust [est. 1978] in Estes Park, Colorado
Baldpate Inn B&B [est. 1917] near Estes Park, Colorado
Hoch's Silver Moon Inn [purch 1998] in Estes Park, Colorado
Hoch's Hotel Estes [formerly Tyrol Mountain Inn, purch 3/2012] in Estes Park, Colorado
Hoch's Appenzell Inn [purch 6/2013] in Estes Park, Colorado
Grandma's Mountain Cookies [est. 1998], 217 W. Elkhorn Avenue in Estes Park, Colorado
GOLD STAR: 'Always Open'  Penelope's World Famous Old Time Burgers, 229 W. Elkhorn Avenue in Estes Park, Colorado
http://www.estesparkinformation.com/
http://www.enjoyestespark.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estes_Park,_Colorado
Colorado Life Magazine [est. ??] based in Estes Park, Colorado

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City of Fort Collins, Colorado [est 1864, incorp. 1883]
Elevation 5,003 feet; 2014 estimated Fort Collins population is 156,500 {Colorado's fourth-largest city}.
Fort Collins, Colorado official website
Fort Collins, Colorado entry at Wikipedia
Fort Collins [CO] Museum [built 1904; est. 1941]
The Gardens on Spring Creek community botanic garden of Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, 408 Mason Court in Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Collins [CO] public service internet
runs Noon to 5 pm weekends & holidays May thru September  Fort Collins [CO] Municipal Railway streetcar line [1907-1951; restored 1985]
Fort Collins [CO] Jaycees Intl. [est. 1938]
Colorado State University at Fort Collins [est. 1870]
Lucky Three Ranch - sport mules [est. 1980] in Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Collins [CO] Historical Society {last update 2011}
Fort Collins [CO] History Connection
Meg's 'Forgotten Fort Collins' weblog [est. 9/2012]

Backcountry Delicatessen [est. 1999] branch #3 in Fort Collins [open 2007]
Hops and Berries homebrew & wine making supply shop [est. 2005] - two locations in Fort Collins, Colorado
18 beers on tap  Equinox Brewing's Tap House, 133 Remington Street in Fort Collins, Colorado
18 regular brews, several seasonal offerings, and 8-10 'pilot' beers available only at the tap room, which is open 11am to 6 or 7pm, with food trucks outside  Odell Brewing Company [est. 1989], 800 E. Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado

K.J.A.C. 105.5-FM ESPN Sports radio based in Timnath/Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins & Loveland [CO] movies site [est. 1998]
Carmike 10 Movie Theater, 3636 Manhattan Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado
Cinema Saver 6 Movie Theater, 2525 Worthington Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado
Cinemark 16 Movie Theater, 4721 So. Timberline Road in Fort Collins, Colorado
Lyric Cinema Café - Movin' Pictures Since 2007, 300 E. Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado
Holiday Twin Drive-In Theater, 2206 So. Overland Trail in Fort Collins, Colorado
Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre [est. 1978], 417 W. Magnolia Street in Fort Collins, Colorado
Debut Theatre Company [est. 1991], 827 Riverside Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Loveland, Colorado official website
http://www.cityofloveland.org/
http://www.cityofloveland.org/index.aspx?page=118 Rialto Theater Center
Loveland Lions Club [est. 1920]
Buckhorn & Northern Railroad [est. 1976] 15-inch gauge kiddie ride at North Lake Park runs in the Summer.
Metrolux 14 Movie Theater, 6085 Sky Pond Drive in Loveland, Colorado
The Wing Shack #2 [chain 2009], 158 E. 29th Street in Loveland, Colorado


Colorado's Scenic Byways
official state website

Trail of The Ancients Scenic Byway #1 in SW Colorado
116 miles in four states; from Hovenweep National Monument at the Utah-Colorado border, east to Cortez, with a branch to
Mesa Verde National Park, then south and west on U.S. Highway 160 to the Four Corners Monument.

Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway #2 in SW Colorado
133 miles in Mesa, Montrose & San Miguel Counties; from Whitewater (south of Grand Junction), west to Gateway,
south thru Dolores River Canyon to Uravan, and to Naturita and Placerville.

Dinosaur Diamond Scenic & Historic Byway #3 in Utah & NW Colorado
Total route is 512 miles, Colorado portion is 110 miles in Garfield, Mesa, Moffat & Rio Blanco Counties; from Dinosaur, Colorado
on U.S. Highway 40 at the Utah border, south to Rangely, along State Highway 139 to Fruita; branch eastward
to the Colorado National Monument (and Grand Junction); and-or travel west on I-70 to Utah.

Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway #4 in NW Colorado
82-mile route, partly gravel roads in Rio Blanco & Routt Counties; from Meeker, east to Buford & Ripple Creek Pass,
to junction with State Highway 40 south of Yampa.

Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway #5 in NW Colorado
80-mile route in Eagle & Grand Counties that parallels the Colorado River; from State Bridge on State Highway 131,
along the south rim of Gore Canyon, to Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs, Granby & Grand Lake.

Trail Ridge National Scenic Byway {CO #6} in NW Colorado
48-mile route {closed in Winter} in Grand & Larimer Counties; from Grand Lake thru Rocky Mountain National Park to Estes Park.

Peak To Peak Scenic Byway #7 [est. 1918] in Central Colorado
55-mile route in Boulder, Gilpin, & Larimer Counties; from Estes Park south to Allenspark, Nederland, Black Hawk & Central City.

Cache la Poudre North Park Scenic Byway #8 in NW Colorado
101-mile route in Jackson & Larimer Counties; from Fort Collins on the I-25, westward along State Highway 14 alongside
the Cache la Poudre River, and over Cameron Pass to Gould & Walden.

San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway #9 in SW Colorado
236-mile circular route in Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan & San Miguel Counties; from Placerville south to Telluride, Rico, Dolores,
Cortez (Mesa Verde National Park), east to Mancos & Durango (D&SNGRR), north to Silverton, Ouray & Ridgway, and back to Placerville.

Alpine Loop Scenic Byway #10 in SW Colorado
65-mile plus route in Hinsdale, La Plata, Ouray & San Juan Counties; from Ouray go south, but do NOT take the turn to Capitol City; turn east at
Cinnamon Pass toward Lake City, then west to Capitol City {ghost town} & Engineer Pass, repeat the short stretch south, and keep going
south and west to Animas Forks {ghost town} & Silverton.

Silver Thread Scenic Byway #11 in SW Colorado
117 miles in Hinsdale & Rio Grande Counties; from US Highway 50 south to Lake City & Creede & South Fork

Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway {CO #12} in NW Colorado
Total 63-mile route in Delta & Mesa Counties; from I-70 go south on State Highway 65 toward Mesa, Skyway & Land o'Lakes;
the 13-mile {each way} Lands End Road branch is closed in Winter; continue on to Cedaredge.

West Elk Loop Scenic Byway #13 in Western Colorado
205-mile route shaped like a lasso, in Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Pitkin Counties; south of Glenwood Springs on I-70: from Carbondale go south on State Highway 133
to Redstone, short sidetrack to Marble, and over McClure Pass, where the road splits; east on 135 goes over Kebler Pass {may be closed in Winter} to Crested Butte
& Gunnison; west on 133 goes to Paonia & Hotchkiss, then south on 92 to Crawford, closing the loop at Gunnison on U.S. Highway 50.
(Black Canyon of the Gunnison River National Park is off the Byway and closed in Winter.)

Top of The Rockies Scenic Byway #14 in SW Colorado
82 miles in Chaffee, Eagle, Lake, Pitkin & Summit Counties; off I-70 near Minturn over Tennessee Pass to Leadville or
off I-70 near Frisco over Fremont Pass to Leadville, then south to Granite, Independence Pass and Aspen

Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway #15 in NW Colorado
57 miles in Chaffee County; south along US Hwy 285 from Granite to Buena Vista to Nathrop to Poncha Springs,
then east to Salida and back north to US 285

Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway #16 in SW Colorado
129 miles in Alamosa, Chaffee & Conejos Counties; north from Alamosa and then east to Great Sand Dunes,
south to Salida, west to Antonito, and west on State Highway 17 to the state line

Guanella Pass Scenic Byway #17 in WC Colorado
22-mile route from Georgetown on the I-70 in Clear Creek County south to Grant in Park County.

Mount Evans Scenic Byway #18 in Central Colorado
49-mile route (98 miles round trip) from Idaho Springs on the I-70 in Clear Creek County south on State Highway 103, branch from Echo Lake to Bergen Park (and back) and continuing on State Highway 5 past Summit Lake to Mount Evans. {Motor coaches and vehicles longer than 30 feet are prohibited on the latter portion year-round, with motor vehicles not allowed past Summit Lake in the Winter.} • local Mount Evans, Colorado fansite

Lariat Loop Itinerary #19 in Central Colorado
Suggested rather than official route: From Denver take U.S. Highway 6 west to Golden (historic Downtown, Colorado Railroad Museum), then
visit the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave on Lookout Mountain; go north to I-70 and west to Evergreen, then take Bear Creek Canyon
to historic Morrison and Red Rocks Park, then back to Morrison and north to Dinosaur Ridge.

Gold Belt Tour Scenic Byway #20 in SW Colorado
131 miles of convoluted route between Florissant and Florence in Fremont & Teller Counties; also includes
towns of Cripple Creek, Victor, and Cañon City.

Frontier Pathways Scenic & Historic Byway #21 in Southern Colorado
103-mile route in Custer, Pueblo & Teller Counties; from Florissant on the I-25, west on State 96 to Wetmore, Silver Cliff & Westcliffe,
reverse on 96 then south and east on State 165 to Rye and back to I-25 at Colorado City.

Highway of Legends Scenic Byway #22 in Southern Colorado
110-mile route in Huerfano & Las Animas Counties; from Walsenburg on the I-25 west to La Veta, south over Cucharas Pass, eastward to Cokedale and Trinidad
(back on I-25); new 35-mile middle branch runs from Aguilar on I-25 west and over Cordova Pass to meet the main Byway at Cucharas Pass.

Santa Fe Trail Scenic & Historic Byway #23 in SE Colorado
The Colorado portion of the Santa Fe Trail is a 188-mile route designated as Scenic & Historic Byway that crosses Bent, Las Animas, Otero & Prowers Counties;
runs from the Kansas-Colorado border, westward along U.S. Highway 50 to Holly, Granada, Lamar, Fort Lyon, Las Animas, and La Junta {and Bent's Old Fort};
then south and west along U.S. Highway 350 to Thatcher, Model, Hoehne and Trinidad on the I-25; then 12 miles south to Raton Pass and the New Mexico border.

Pawnee Pioneer Trail Scenic Byway #24 in NE Colorado
128-mile route in Logan, Morgan & Weld Counties, from Ault on Highway 85 east to Briggsdale, north to Grover,
east and south to Raymer, with branches east to Sterling or south to Fort Morgan.

South Platte River Trail Scenic Byway #25 in NE Colorado
short 19-mile route in Sedgewick County; from Ovid on U.S. Highway 138 east to Julesberg
(and historic Fort Sedgewick), then back via State Highway 28.


Smaller Counties & Towns of Colorado

central counties {just below} • northern countiessouthern countieswest central counties

Central Colorado counties on this main page
include Adams, Arapahoe, Custer, Denver, Douglas (Larkspur),
El Paso (Colorado Springs & Monument), Elbert, Fremont & Larimer

Ghost Towns Colorado Style Central Region book by Kenneth Jessen  
"Ghost Towns, Colorado Style: Volume 2 - Central Region" [1999]
by Kenneth Jessen

includes over 250 town histories, 80 detailed maps, and 228 historic & contemporary photographs
J.V. Publns 8½x5½ pb [6/99] for $26.72


Adams County, Colorado [est. 1902]
Cities & towns include Commerce City & Federal Heights; most of Brighton (county seat), Northglenn & Thornton; and minority portions
of Arvada, Aurora, Town of Bennett, Strasburg & Westminster; also includes the communities of Berkley, Derby, North Washington,
Shaw Heights, Sherrelwood, Todd Creek, Twin Lakes, Watkins & Welby.
http://www.co.adams.co.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Colorado

Mountain Man Steak House in Commerce City, Colorado

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City of Westminster, Colorado fifth-largest city in Colorado
Double D’s Sourdough Pizza [est. 2006] #2 , 5160 W. 120th Avenue in Westminster, Colorado


Arapahoe County, Colorado [est. 1902]
Cities & towns include Aurora (partly), Bennett, Bow Mar, Centennial (Southglenn & Castlewood), Cherry Hills Village, Columbine Valley, Deer Trail, Englewood,
Foxfield, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton {county seat} & Sheridan; also includes the communities of Byers, Columbine, Strasburg & Watkins.
http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arapahoe_County,_Colorado

Colorado State University Global Campus online, public university [est. 2007] in Greenwood Village, Colorado
Comedy Works [est. 9/2008], 5345 Landmark Place in Greenwood Village, Colorado

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City of Centennial, Colorado
Bono's Open Pit Bar-B-Q [est. 1949] branch in Centennial, Colorado
Farro Italian Restaurant, 8230 So. Holly Street in Centennial, Colorado
Luigi's Italian Restaurant in Centennial, Colorado
Phó 97 Vietnamese Restaurant, 16748 E. Smoky Hill Road in Centennial, Colorado

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City of Englewood, Colorado
Gothic Theatre on Broadway in Englewood, Colorado
Auld Dubliner Irish Pub on Broadway in Englewood, Colorado
Oldies But Goodies collector car dealer in Englewood, Colorado
Alpine Roastery 'More Than Fair Trade' Coffee in Englewood, Colorado

Deetrak Supply Co. [est. 2010], 2016 W. Hamilton Place in Englewood, Colorado

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City of Littleton, Colorado [incorp. 1890]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
880-acre South Platte Park & Theo L. Carson Nature Center [] in Littleton, Colorado
The Depot Art Center & Gallery [built by AT&SF in 1888, open 1977] in Littleton, Colorado
CB&Q wood caboose 13966 is on dislay at the Depot Art Center in Littleton, Colorado
India's Best Restaurant, 1500 W. Littleton Blvd in Littleton, Colorado
Land of Sushi Japanese Cuisine, 2412 E. Arapahoe Road in Littleton, Colorado
Los Dos Potrillos Mexican Restaurant #2, 10065 W. San Juan Way in Littleton, Colorado
Toad Tavern, 5302 S. Federal Circle in Littleton, Colorado
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema [7 screens; opened 4/2013] in Littleton, Colorado
'Image Colorado' is published by Gray Photography, LLC in Littleton, Colorado

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Strasburg, Colorado [founded 1870] ZIP 80136
straddles the border of Arapahoe and Adams Counties.
no official website • entry at Wikipedia
Comanche Crossing Historical Society Museum [est. 1969] in Strasburg, Colorado
exhibits include Strasburg Union Pacific Railroad Depot [built 1917] & wide-view UPRR caboose painted yellow
Uhrich Locomotive Works, 56769 Railroad Street in Strasburg, Colorado 80136
1998 Denver & Rio Golden locomotive #463 (Uhrich 15-inch gauge) - last operation 2005; indoor storage at Uhrich  click here for small 2005  photograph (in a new window)


Custer County, Colorado [est. 1877]
Custer County has a population of 3,500 (2000 census) spread across communities that include Cold Spring, Colfax, Fairview, Greenwood, McKenzie
Junction, Querida (ghost town), Rosita, San Isabel, Silver Cliff, Tanglewood Acres, Ula (historical), the Town of Westcliffe {county seat} & Wetmore
http://www.custercountygov.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custer_County,_Colorado
Westcliffe & Custer County Tourism Board

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westcliffe,_Colorado
http://www.thehistoricpinesranch.com/


Douglas County, Colorado
Cities & towns include Aurora (partly), Castle Pines North, Castle Rock {county seat}, Larkspur, Littleton (partly), Lone Tree & Parker; also includes the
communities of Acres Green, Carriage Club, Castle Pines (partly), Cottonwood, Dakan, Deckers, Franktown, Grand View Estates, Greenland, Heritage
Hills, Highlands Ranch, Louviers, Meridian, Perry Park, Roxborough Park, Sedalia, Stonegate, The Pinery & Westcreek
http://www.douglas.co.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_County,_Colorado

http://www.castlerock.org/ CO = chamber

Joe Traktor and The Old Tractor Company [est. 2007] of Franktown, Colorado

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126
Highlands Ranch [CO] Chamber of Commerce [est. 2000]
Landmark Education Denver, 2680 E. County Line Road in Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Thai Hiep Restaurant authentic Asian food, 2690 E. County Line Road in Highlands Ranch
Los Dos Potrillos Mexican Restaurant #1, 8251 So. Holly Street in Highlands Ranch, CO
Pierre Michel Organic French Bakery [est. 2008], 3624 E. Highlands Ranch Parkway in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

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http://www.townoflarkspur.org/
Larkspur Pizzeria & Cafe in Larkspur, Colorado
Front Range Equine Rescue [est. 1997] based in Larkspur, Colorado
Jellystone Park Camp Resort [new mgt 2010] in Larkspur, Colorado

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Parker, Colorado [incorp. 1981]
http://www.parkeronline.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker,_Colorado
Sundance Printing Co. [est. 1994] in Parker, Colorado
http://www.parkerchamber.com/ colorado
http://www.parkerhistory.org/#!the-railroad/c1l31
Mammoth Structural Movers (houses & buildings), 45713 Coal Creek Drive in Parker, Colorado
Takoda Tavern, 12311 Pine Bluffs Way in Parker, Colorado
Denver & New Orleans HO-scale Model Railroad Club [est. 1988] in Parker, Colorado

Folk History of Parker & Hilltop book by Sandy Whelchel  
"A Folk History of Parker and Hilltop" [2011]
by Sandy Whelchel

Paintbrush Press 8½x5½ pb [11/2011] for $9.45
author's official website


El Paso County, Colorado [est. 1871]
Cities include Colorado Springs {county seat}, Fountain & Manitou Springs; towns include Calhan, Green Mountain Falls, Monument,
Palmer Lake & Ramah; small communities include Black Forest, Cascade, Chipita Park, Cimarron Hills, Eastholme, Ellicott, Falcon,
Fort Carson, Gleneagle, Peyton, Rock Creek Park, Rush, Security, Stratmoor, Truckton, Widefield, Woodmoor & Yoder.
El Paso County official website
El Paso County entry at Wikipedia

Black Forest, Colorado 80908
The Black Forest B&B Lodge & Cabins [] - 18 miles NE of Colorado Springs
Black Forest {pizza} Pies & Grinders, 11470 Black Forest Road in Black Forest, Colorado

Cascade, Colorado [est. 1886]
www.cascadeescapes.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade,_Colorado
author-musician Mark L. Gardner http://www.songofthewest.com/ (lives in Cascade)
www.TheInnAtCascade.com 1929

Town of Monument, Colorado [est. 1879] 80132
Sundance Mountain Lodge [est. 1970s] in Monument, Colorado
Rosie's Diner in Monument, Colorado
3 Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant in Monument, Colorado

2020 Visual photography in Palmer Lake, Colorado
Palmer Lake Historical Society [est. 1956] in Palmer Lake, Colorado
O'Malley's Steak Pub [est. 1986], on State Highway 105 in Palmer Lake, Colorado

City of Colorado Springs, Colorado [incorp. 1886]
Per the 2010 U.S. Census, the City of Colorado Springs's population is 416,400 {Colorado's second largest},
while the population of the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area is 645,600 (larger than Denver Metro).

Colorado Springs, Colorado official website
Colorado Springs, Colorado entry at Wikipedia
United States Air Force Academy [opened 1954] in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado Travel & Business Links Page


Elbert County, Colorado [est. 1874]
Cities & towns include Agate, Elbert, Elizabeth, Fondis, Kiowa {county seat}, Matheson, Ponderosa Park & Simla.
http://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbert_County,_Colorado


Fremont County, Colorado [est. 1861]
Cities & towns include Brookside, Cañon City {county seat}, Coal Creek, Coaldale, Cotopaxi,
Florence, Howard, Lincoln Park, Penrose, Prospect Heights, Rockvale & Williamsburg.
http://www.fremontco.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_County,_CO

Buckskin Joe is an unincorporated community in Fremont County, Colorado

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Cañon City [CO] Chamber of Commerce [est. 1892]
Cañon City, Colorado visitors guide
Cañon City [CO] Daily Record newspaper
Royal Gorge Bridge & Theme Park in Cañon City, Colorado
Mining History Assn. [est. 1991] based in Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Route Railroad [built 1880, opened 1999] in Cañon City, Colorado
12-mile heritage railroad using 1950s equipment; lunch & dinner service available
official websiteWikipedia
3/2012 RGR promo video [0:16]12/2009 RGR promo video [2:59]RGR cab view video [10:00} on YouTube

"Canon City" American film noir [1948]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_City_(film) - film is based on a real-life prison break at the Colorado State
Penitentiary at Cañon City, Colorado on 30 December 1947; within a week all were killed or captured.

"Denver & Rio Grande" [Paramount May 1952]
Denver & Rio Grande  Filmed in Technicolor™ on the D&RGW line near Durango, Colorado; a fictional account of the 'Royal Gorge War' between the D&RGW and AT&SF railroads, circa 1878-80. Directed by Byron Haskin; written by Frank Gruber; starring Edmond O'Brien, Sterling Hayden, Dean Jagger, Kasey Rogers, Lyle Bettger, J. Carrol Naish, Zasu Pitts, Paul Fix, Tom Powers, Robert Barrat, Don Haggerty & James Burke
Olive Films color Blu-ray [5/2012] for $22.28
Olive Films color DVD [5/2012] for $17.93
Paramount color VHS [11/98] for $1.99 {sic}
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Echo Canyon Rafting, Restaurant and Gift Shop [] is 8 miles west of Cañon City, Colorado


Northeast Colorado will eventually be on another page
and includes Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan,
Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld (Greeley) & Yuma Counties
click here

Band Wagon Magazine [est. 3/2011] monthly art & entertainment for Northern Colorado


Kit Carson County, Colorado
http://www.kitcarsoncounty.org/
http://www.kitcarsoncounty.org/County_Fair.html
http://www.burlingtoncolo.com/ ZIP 80807
The Burlington Record weekly newspaper
Old Town Museum, 420 So. 14th Street in Burlington
character actor Denver Pyle [1920-97] was born in Bethune, Colorado


Lincoln County, Colorado [est. 1889]
includes cities & towns of Arriba, Bovina, Genoa, Hugo {county seat}, Karval, Limon & Punkin Center
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
http://www.lincolncountycoloradotourism.com/

Town of Hugo, Colorado [est. 1870, incorp. 1909]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
http://www.lincolncountycoloradotourism.com/hugo.htm
Hedlund House Lincoln County Museum [built 1877, dedicated 1972]
Union Pacific Train Depot Community Center [moved to Main Street]
historic Kansas Pacific/Union Pacific Roundhouse [built 1909]
Hugo Roundhouse Preservation, Inc. non-profit [est. 2002]

Town of Limon, Colorado
http://www.townoflimon.com/
Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park, 899 First Street in Limon, Colorado
yellow passenger cars #660 & #665 from the Cadillac & Lake City excursion train that ran south out of town are on display
blue office-diner car from the Cadillac & Lake City excursion train that ran south out of town are on display
yellow Union Pacific steel cupola caboose #25670 is on display
1890 wooden boxcar contains the museum's saddlemaker exhibit


Morgan County, Colorado
http://www.co.morgan.co.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Morgan,_Colorado
http://www.cityoffortmorgan.com/
http://www.fortmorganchamber.org/
http://www.cityoffortmorgan.com/index.aspx?nid=238 = museum
http://www.morgancc.edu/
http://www.fortmorgantimes.com/
http://www.westernsugar.com/ Western Sugar Cooperative [est. 1903, grower-owned since 2002]


Weld County, Colorado [est. 1861]
includes the cities of Dacono, Evans, Fort Lupton & Greeley {county seat}, the towns of Ault, Berthoud (partly), Eaton, Erie (partly), Firestone, Frederick,
Garden City, Gilcrest, Grover, Hudson, Johnstown, Keenesburg, Kersey, LaSalle, Lochbuie, Lucerne, Mead, Milliken, Nunn, Pierce, Platteville, Raymer,
Severance & Windsor (mostly), and the communities of Briggsdale, Carr, Galeton, Gill, Hereford, Lucerne, Roggen, Stoneham, Tampa & Wattenburg,
the ghost towns of Dearfield & Keota, and the most of the Wattenberg Gas Field.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
High Plains Library District [est. 1986] in Weld & Boulder counties.

National Honey Board [est. 2008], 11409 Business Park Circle in Firestone, Colorado
Windsor, Colorado official website
The Wing Shack #4 [chain 2009], 1261 Main Street in Windsor, Colorado

Colorado Cattle Company & Guest Ranch of New Raymer, in Weld County of NE Colorado

Greeley, Colorado [est. 1869, incorp. 1885] ZIPs 80631-80639
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Rodarte Community Center, 920 A Street in Greeley, Colorado
Greeley [CO] Creative District
Greeley [CO] Downtown Development Authority, 802 Ninth Street in Greeley, Colorado
Greeley [CO] Chamber of Commerce [], 902 Seventh Avenue in Greeley, Colorado
Greeley Tribune Newspaper [est. 1870], 501 Eighth Avenue in Greeley, Colorado
Greeley [CO] History for Kids [est. 2002]
Key Largo Lounge, 3621 W. Tenth Street in Greeley, Colorado
Moxi Theater bar & concert venue, upstairs at 802 Ninth Street in Greeley, Colorado
The Wing Shack #1 [chain 2009] for West Greeley, 1815 - 65th Avenue in Greeley, Colorado
The Wing Shack #3 [chain 2009] for Garden City, 2704 Eighth Avenue in Greeley, Colorado
University of Northern Colorado [est. 1889], 1862 Tenth Avenue in Greeley, Colorado
Greeley [CO] Chamber Orchestra [est. 1981]
Greeley [CO] Philharmonic Orchestra Assn. [est. 1911]
Greeley [CO] Independence Stampede Fourth of July Rodeo & Western Celebration [est. 1922]
Kress Cinema & Lounge, 817 Eighth Avenue in Greeley, Colorado open Thu-Sun
Showcase Art Center [est. 1990s], 1335 Eighth Avenue in Greeley, Colorado
artist Colette Pitcher lives in Greeley, Colorado
BLACK STAR: the GFSM.org website has been taken over completely by C.M.R.M.  Greeley Freight Station Museum, 680 Tenth Street in Greeley, Colorado
full-sized Colorado & Southern wooden caboose #10583 on display inside the G.F.S.M. building
Colorado Model Railroad Museum at the Greeley Freight Station
http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/
Greeley Unexpected weblog [est. 5/2013]
http://www.BulldogDeliGreeley.com


Pawnee Pioneer Trail Scenic Byway #24
128-mile route in Logan, Morgan & Weld Counties, from Ault on Highway 85 east to Briggsdale, north to Grover,
east and south to Raymer, with branches east to Sterling or south to Fort Morgan.

South Platte River Trail Scenic Byway #25
short 19-mile route in Sedgewick County; from Ovid on U.S. Highway 138 east to Julesberg
(and historic Fort Sedgewick), then back via State Highway 28.

Ghost Towns Colorado Style Northern Region book by Kenneth Jessen  
"Ghost Towns, Colorado Style: Volume 1 - Northern Region" [1998]
by Kenneth Jessen

includes over 150 town histories, 60 detailed maps, and 220 historic & contemporary photographs
J.V. Publns 8½x5½ pb [6/98] for $26.72
Ghost Towns Colorado Style Eastern Region book by Kenneth Jessen  "Ghost Towns, Colorado Style: Volume 4 - Eastern Region" [2009]
by Kenneth Jessen

covers over 1,000 sites
J.V. Publns 8½x5½ pb [11/2009] for $22.09
http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Towns-Lincoln-County-Colorado/dp/1480231983/

Northwest Colorado will eventually be on another page
and includes Chaffee (Salida), Eagle (Vail), Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Lake {Leadville},
Mesa (Grand Junction), Moffat, Pitkin (Aspen), Rio Blanco, Routt & Summit (Breckenridge) Counties
click here

Colorado Mountain College District [est. 1967] has ten locations in northwest Colorado
Band Wagon Magazine [est. 3/2011] monthly art & entertainemnt for Northern Colorado

Vista Verde Guest & Ski Ranch near Clark, Colorado
http://www.homeranch.com/ in Clark, CO
Dinosaur, Colorado 81610
Colorado Welcome Center at Dinosaur in NW Colorado
Colorado Welcome Center at Fruita in NW Colorado
Hayden Heritage Center & Library, 300 W. Pearl Street (in the Old Depot)
Rio Blanco Herald Times [est. 1895] in Meeker, Colorado
http://www.blackmtnranch.com/ in southern Routt County
http://www.snowmassvillage.com/
http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/
Backcountry Delicatessen #1 [est. 1999] in Downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado
http://www.visitvailvalley.com/

Dinosaur Diamond Scenic & Historic Byway #3 in Utah & NW Colorado
total 512-mile route, Colorado portion is 110 miles in Garfield, Mesa, Moffat & Rio Blanco Counties; from Dinosaur, Colorado on U.S. Highway 40 at the Utah border, south to Rangely, along State Highway 139 to Fruita; branch eastward to the Colorado National Monument (and Grand Junction); or travel west on I-70 to Utah.

Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway #4 in NW Colorado
82-mile route, partly gravel roads in Rio Blanco & Routt Counties; from Meeker, east to Buford & Ripple Creek Pass, to junction with State Highway 40 south of Yampa.

Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway #5
80-mile route in Eagle & Grand Counties that parallels the Colorado River; from State Bridge on State Highway 131, above Gore Canyon, to Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs, Granby & Grand Lake.

Trail Ridge National Scenic Byway {CO #6}
48-mile route {closed in Winter} in Grand & Larimer Counties; from Grand Lake thru Rocky Mountain National Park to Estes Park.

Cache la Poudre North Park Scenic Byway #8 in NW Colorado
101-mile route in Jackson & Larimer Counties; from Fort Collins on the I-25, westward along State Highway 14 alongside the Cache la Poudre River, and over Cameron Pass to Gould & Walden.

Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway {CO #12} in NW Colorado
Total 63-mile route in Delta & Mesa Counties; from I-70 go south on State Highway 65 toward Mesa, Skyway & Land o'Lakes;
the 13-mile {each way} Lands End Road branch is closed in Winter; continue on to Cedaredge.

West Elk Loop Scenic Byway #13 in Western Colorado
205-mile route shaped like a lasso, in Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Pitkin Counties; south of Glenwood Springs on I-70: from Carbondale go south on State Highway 133 to Redstone, short sidetrack to Marble, and over McClure Pass, where the road splits; east on 135 goes over Kebler Pass {may be closed in Winter} to Crested Butte & Gunnison; west on 133 goes to Paonia & Hotchkiss, then south on 92 to Crawford, closing the loop at Gunnison on U.S. Highway 50. (The Black Canyon of the Gunnison River National Park is off the Byway and closed in Winter.)


Chaffee County, Colorado

The Chaffee County Times newspaper [est. 1880] based in Buena Vista, Colorado
57-mile Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway in Chaffee County, Colorado
http://www.avpsalida.com/Currents.html

http://www.fourteenernet.com/buenavista/
http://www.vistaworks.com/ website design
http://www.fourteenernet.com/ based in Buena Vista

http://www.salida.com/
Salida Visitor Ctr C of C = www.salidachamber.org
http://www.salidachamber.org/?
Aspen Leaf Lodge in Salida = www.aspenleaflodge.com
Great Western Motel in Salida = www.gwsalida.com
Silver Ridge Lodge in Salida = www.silverridgelodge.com
Colorado Central Magazine [est. 1994] is based in Salida, Colorado
http://www.salidapalacehotel.com/ [est. 1909]
The Unique Theater in Salida CO closed in 2007
Storyville Cinema twin movie theaters in Salida CO
http://www.simplefoodsmarket.com/
http://www.avpsalida.com/ Arkansas Valley Publishing based in in Salida, Colorado

The Mountain Mail newspaper [est. 1880] in Salida, Colorado - 'The Voice of Salida and the Upper Arkansas Valley'


Eagle County, Colorado
Beaver Creek Resort in Eagle County, Colorado
Crown Mountain Park & Recreation in El Jebel, Colorado
www.VailMountainLodge.com

Town of Basalt, Colorado [est. 1887, incorp. 1901]
part of Basalt, Colorado is in Pitkin County
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Basalt [CO] Chamber of Commerce, in the red caboose at 101 Midland Avenue
online 68-page 2014-2015 Chamber brochure {6MB .PDF file}
Tempranillo Restaurant in the historic 1896 Railroad Hotel in Downtown Basalt, Colorado
Alpine Bank of Basalt, 137 Midland Avenue in the Colorado Midland Depot [rebuilt 1892, restored 1976]


Garfield County, Colorado
includes the towns of Battlement Mesa, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs {county seat}, New Castle, Parachute, Rifle, and Silt.
The Valley Insider Magazine & Video Guide to the Roaring Fork Valley
Doc Holliday Saloon/Tavern, 724 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Springs Downtown Bar & Grill, 722 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Lavender and Thyme romantic retreat B&B [], 802 Palmer Avenue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
http://www.amazon.com/Glenwood-Springs-History-Mountain-Resort/dp/1890437395/
BLACK STAR: encourages customers to wear sidearms; waitresses are armed while on the job; restaurant holds regular classes for concealed carry permit  Shooters Grill [est. 2013], 129 E. Third Street in Rifle, Colorado


Grand County, Colorado [est. 1874]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
http://www.visitgrandcounty.com/
http://www.grandfoundation.com/
http://www.grandcountymuseum.com/ Grand County Historical Association [est. 1974] & Museum
Sky-Hi News twice weekly paper, 424 E. Agate Avenue in Granby, Colorado

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Town of Granby, Colorado [est. 1904] ZIP 80446
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Greater Granby [CO] Area Chamber of Commerce
Moffat Road Railroad Museum [] in Granby, Colorado
which will be housed in the Great Western depot at Loveland [built 1901, to be moved to Granby]
the museum also has AC&F 1905 Central Vermont passenger coach #382, a 1915 railcart shed, and 1923 U.P. caboose #2667 from Nebraska.
Grand County Model Railroad Club [est. 2000] in Granby, Colorado
which is building a 4,000-sqft HO-scale model of the DNW&PRR circa 1905-1960 on the second floor of the museum.
10/2013 local TV segment video [4:42] about the club on YouTube

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Grand Lake Lodge [est. 1919]
Grand Lake Historical Society

http://www.townofkremmling.org/
http://www.kremmlingchamber.com/
Grand County Historical Assn. Heritage Park, 1114 N. Fourth Street
Kremmling Train Depot [built 1906, moved 2008]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Park,_Colorado
Base Camp Bakery in Winter Park
www.playWinterPark.com


Lake County, Colorado
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

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City of Leadville, Colorado [elev. 10,152 feet; incorp. 1878] ZIP 80461
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadville_Historic_District
Leadville / Lake County [CO] Chamber of Commerce
Leadville & Twin Lakes, Colorado Tourism website
Online Guide to Historic Leadville, Colorado & Scenic Twin Lakes, Colorado
Leadville Today [est. 2012] community news & information

Leadville [CO] Herald Democrat newspaper [est. 1879]

The Great Pumpkin: Press, Promotions & Public Relations [est. 5/2011]
Leadville Community Hub [est. 2013]
Leadville Campus [est. ??] of Colorado Mountain College [est. 1965]
historic Tabor Opera House [built 1879], 308 Harrison Avenue is for sale (2013)
The Grill Bar & Cafe New Mexican Food [est. 1965], 715 Elm Street in Leadville, Colorado is for sale (2013)
BLACK STAR: reviewers say that the staff & customers are often rude  Scarlet Inn Tavern, 326 Harrison Avenue in historic Leadville, Colorado
Pastime Bar, 120 West Second Street in historic Leadville, Colorado
Silver Dollar Saloon, 315 Harrison Avenue in historic Leadville, Colorado
The Manhattan Bar (a Leadville bar of 'rather dubious reputation' nicknamed The Hat), 618 Harrison Avenue
High Mountain Pies pizzeria, 115 W. Fourth Street in Leadville, Colorado
Tabor Grand Hotel in historic Leadville, Colorado
Silver King Inn & Suites, 2020 No. Poplar Street in Leadville, Colorado
Strikes N Spares Bowling Center, 1717 No. Poplar Street in Leadville, Colorado
Delaware Hotel [], 700 Harrison Avenue in Leadville, Colorado
Golden Burro Cafe & Brass Ass Saloon [est. 1938] in Leadville, Colorado
Leadville Airport (Lake County Airport, KLXV)
National Mining Museum & Hall of Fame [est. 1987]
Leadville, Colorado Boom Days & Pack Burro Race [Aug 2014 = #66]
The Temple Israel Synagogue & Museum [built 1884, restored 2008] in Leadville, Colorado
Colorado & Southern Railroad narrow-gauge 2-8-0 locomotive #641 is on stationary exhibit in Leadville
Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad Co. [est. 1987] tourist railroad {operates May thru September}

Silver Rails Railroads of Leadville, Colorado book by Christopher James  "Silver Rails: The Railroads of Leadville, Colorado" [2015]
by Christopher James

Sierra Grande Press 8½x11½ hardcover [2015] out of print/used
The story of Leadville's three railroads: the Denver & Rio Grande, the Colorado Midland, and the Denver, South Park & Pacific; 400+ b/w and color images, 18 route maps, 7 historic maps, bibliography, comprehensive indexofficial book site


Mesa County, Colorado

City of Grand Junction, Colorado [incorp. 1882] ZIP 81501-81507
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
http://www.visitGrandJunction.com
http://www.gjchamber.org/ Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce
KRMJ-TV Channel 18 Rocky Mtn PBS affiliate, 890 Hall Avenue in Grand Junction
Gateway Canyons Resort & Auto Museum http://www.gatewaycanyons.com/
The Palette art studio, 205 Colorado Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado
The Daily Sentinel newspaper [est. 1893] based in Grand Junction, Colorado
Beacon Senior News [est. 1986] 'Focusing on Adults 50+ in Mesa, Delta, Montrose and Garfield Counties' is based in Grand Junction
Main Street Bagels [est. 1995], 559 Main Street in Grand Junction
The Avalon Theatre [new facade in the late 1940s & renamed The Cooper; recently restored to original look & name]
Museum of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colorado
Cross Orchards Living History Farm at Grand Junction, Colorado

Hermosa Vineyards [est. 1993] in Palisade, Colorado
Peach Street Distillers [est. 2004], 144 So. Kluge Avenue in Palisade, Colorado


Moffat County, Colorado
named for Colorado banker & railroad tycoon David H. Moffat [1839-1911]
Moffat County [CO] Morning News in Craig, Colorado
Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig, Colorado
The 1909 Pullman private car Marcia of railroad tycoon David H. Moffat - named for his daughter - sits on display in Craig, Colorado.


Pitkin County, Colorado
Aspen Peak Magazine [launched Summer 2004], 300 So. Spring Street in Aspen, CO 81611
http://www.aspenchamber.org/
Jazz Aspen Snowmass Summer Festival [est. 1991] in Aspen, Colorado
Aspen [CO] Institute [est. 1950]
Aspen [CO] Ideas Festival [July 2013 = #9]
Pacifica Restaurant in Aspen, Colorado
www.LimelightLodge.com in Aspen
Aspen Institute of Philosophical Research [est. 1950] in Aspen Colorado
www.WheelerOperaHouse.com in Aspen [built 1889, restored 1984]
Aspen CO Summer Words Literary Fest [June] = www.AspenWriters.org
http://www.amazon.com/Aspen-Complete-Mini-Series-Featuring-Elliott/dp/B005DEUER2/

Aspen Magazine [est. 1974]  
Aspen Magazine [est. 1974], published by Modern Luxury Media
no longer available as subscription thru Amazon
available as FREE app for Android via Amazon
magazine websiteentry at Wikipedia


Summit County, Colorado
http://www.summitcountyvoice.com/

http://www.gobreck.com/
  Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, 600 So. Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado
www.Breckenridge.com + www.BreckBrew.com + The Crown Cafe
http://www.breckheritage.com/
ex-Guatemala, ex Sundown & Southern Railroad narrow-gauge Baldwin 2-8-0 #111 is on static display in Breckenridge, Colorado

www.TownofFrisco.com
Moose Jaw food & spirits in Frisco, CO
http://www.mountaingazette.com/ magazine in Frisco CO
http://www.amazon.com/Frisco-Mile-Canyon-Images-America/dp/0738575496/
http://www.townoffrisco.com/activities/historic-park-museum/

West Central Colorado is on another page
and includes Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson (Golden & Lakewood), Park & Teller (Cripple Creek & Victor) Counties
click here

The Columbine High School shooting took place in April 1999 in an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado


Southeast Colorado is on another page
and includes Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa,
Las Animas (Trinidad), Otero, Prowers & Pueblo Counties
click here

website on the mountains of Southern Colorado & Northern New Mexico

Southwest Colorado is on another page
and includes Alamosa, Archuleta (Pagosa Springs), Conejos, Costilla, Delta, Dolores, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata (Durango), Mineral,
Montezuma (Cortez, Mesa Verde), Montrose, Ouray, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan & San Miguel (Telluride) counties
click here

website on the mountains of Southern Colorado & Northern New Mexico

Mesa Verde National Park [est. 1906 by Teddy Roosevelt] cliff dwellings in SW Colorado

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad herald  Rio Grande Scenic Railroad alphatype           Telluride [CO] Film Festival [Labor Day Weekend 2013 = #40]

not sure where these belong
http://www.beavercreeklodge.net/ Beaver Creek, CO
Old Town Museum in Burlington CO
http://www.kesslercanyon.com/ Kessler Canyon Wildlife Retreat [opened 9/2007] in DeBeque CO
www.TommyKnocker.com brewery in Idaho Springs CO
http://www.historicidahosprings.com/
http://www.blackmtnranch.com/ McCoy CO
www.MtPrinceton.com hot springs resort
http://www.buenavistacolorado.org/
http://www.buenavistaheritage.org/
http://www.comodepot.com/ Como Depot Hotel & Eating House [built 1897]
http://www.parkcoarchives.org/
http://www.georgetownlooprr.com/
http://www.iowapacific.net/san-luis-a-rio-grande-railroad.html
  Oskar Blues
  Bull & Bush
  Avery Brewing
  Wyncoop Brewing Co in Denver
www.goldencochamber.org/
http://www.bookbardenver.com/ bookstore, wine bar & café
www.SilvertonColorado.com
www.DurangoMountainResort.com
Great Divide Brewing Co,
Left Hand Co.
New Belgium Pub
New Belgium Brewing = Ft Collins? try www.FollowYourFolly.com
Crow Canyon Archeological Center, west of Cortez, CO
www.flyGreatLakes.com
http://www.cumbrestoltecshops.com/
http://www.pinerivertimes.com/
http://www.coloradomine.com/ = Steakhouse
http://www.coloradohumanities.org/ccftb/
TonyRosacciCatering.com + TonysMarket.com {4 locations}
artist www.StevonLucero.com
www.MileHiCoffeeNews.com
www.LavetaCucharaChamber.com
www.KirklandMuseum.org
www.TeseroFoundation.org
www.PlaywrightTheatre.com
www.HighCountryLodge.com
www.Cottonwood-Hot-Springs.com
www.IndianSpringsResort.com
www.TennesseePass.com remote resort
www.ColoradoHoliday.com = ?
Joe's Crab Shack {chain} = denver?
www.CityGrille.com
www.PatsCheesesteaks.com
www.PeacockBedAndBreakfast.com
http://www.nps.gov/hove/
www.RedCrags.com 1880 B&B
www.RockLedge.com 1912 B&B
www.parks.state.CO.US
www.oldColo.com = ?
www.CherryCricket.com
www.CheyenneCanonInn.com
www.ChipitaLodge.com
www.RialtoCafe.com
www.EatAtBrix.com
www.zaidysdeli.com
www.MercuryCafe.com
www.ThePlatte.com
maybe www.CoyoteUglySaloon.com
C.B. Potts Restaurant & Brewery
Gunther Toody's Diner
Brothers BBQ
Big Bill's New York Pizza
www.FourthStory.com
www.HSmusichall.com
www.RMWfilmfest.org = Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival [Nov] + ML/FF
www.Fire-Museum.com
www.ChicoBasinRanch.com
www.CheyenneMountain.com + www.CMzoo.org

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass Summer Festival [est. 1991] in Aspen, Colorado
Cañon City [CO] Chamber of Commerce [est. 1892]
Cañon City, Colorado visitors guide
Cañon City [CO] Daily Record newspaper
Royal Gorge Bridge & Theme Park in Cañon City, Colorado
Royal Gorge Route Railroad in Cañon City, Colorado
Vista Verde Guest & Ski Ranch near Clark, Colorado
Moffat County [CO] Morning News in Craig, Colorado
Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig, Colorado
Creede [CO] & Mineral County Chamber of Commerce
Creede [CO] Repertory Theatre [est.1966]
Crestone [CO] Music Festival [Aug 2007 = #9]
Lake Mancos [CO] Dude Ranch
Leadville / Lake County [CO] Chamber of Commerce
Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad Co.
Monument, Colorado
New Sheridan Hotel [est. 1891] in Telluride, Colorado
Telluride [CO] Bluegrass Festival [June 2005 = #32]
MountainFilm Festival [Memorial Day Weekend 2015 = #37] in Telluride, Colorado
Windsor, Colorado official website


Railroads of Colorado
listing of surviving steam locomotives in Colorado
'list of Colorado railroads' page at Wikipedia
TrainWeb / Tourist Railways / Colorado website got hacked {2017}
U.P.R.R. Shortline Railroad Profiles for Colorado

G.E. Nordell's Colorado Travel / Railroads Links Pages
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad [est. 1970] in New Mexico & Colorado
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad [1870-1988] Page


Indian Country of Colorado

There are only two small Native American reservations in Colorado, both in the southwest corner of the state.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe Reservation based at Ignacio, Colorado (La Plata & Archuleta Counties)
official websiteWikipedia

Mountain Ute Indian Tribe Reservation based at Towaoc, Colorado (Montezuma & La Plata Counties)
official websiteWikipedia

Tiller's Guide To Indian Country  "Tiller's Guide To Indian Country: Economic Profiles
of American Indian Reservations" [1996]
Compiled by Veronica E. Velarde Tiller

BowArrow Publng 11x9 hardcover [1/2006] out of print/used
BowArrow Publng 11½x9 hardcover [8/96] out of print/used
author's website
American Indians of the Pikes Peak Region book from Images of America  "American Indians of The Pikes Peak Region (Images of America)"
[2008] by Celinda R. Kaelin & the Pikes Peak Historical Society

Focuses on the Ute tribes, who fended off incursions into the region by Comanche,
Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Lakota for thousands of years, then
Spanish explorers, mountain men, Zebulon Pike, and John C. Fremont, and
eventually lost their territory to the Americans.

Kindle Edition from Arcadia Publng [9/2012] for $9.99
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Reading Material
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"High Country News"
biweekly magazine
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entry at Wikipedia

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The Denver Post
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official website
entry at Wikipedia

Other Media

"Colorado" [1940] /tt0032346/ starring Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Pauline Moore

"Colorado Territory" [Warner Bros. June 1949]
Colorado Territory Western feature starring Joel McCrea  A remake as a cowboy movie of the Raoul Walsh & Humphrey Bogart film "High Sierra" [1941], with the plot very much intact. Filmed in California, Arizona, and near Gallup, New Mexico, with railroad footage filmed on the Durango & Silverton Railroad in Colorado; an outlaw is sprung from prison to lead the hold-up of a train. Directed by Raoul Walsh; written by Edmund H. North & John Twist, based on previous script & novel "High Sierra" by W.R. Burnett [1899-1982]; starring Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone, Henry Hull, John Archer & James Mitchell
Warner Bros. Archive Collxn b&w DVD-R [5/2009] for $19.93
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballad_of_Baby_Doe

"Denver Union Station: Portal To Progress" [indep 2010]
Denver Union Station, Portal To Progress independent documentary  37-minute documentary film by Jim Havey
Havey Prodns color DVD [4/2010] for $19.28
not listed at IMDb • official movie site
watch official trailer [6:01] at Vimeo


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