Horsetooth Mountain Park, in the foothills of the Front Range, is just west of Fort Collins, Colorado. It’s named for the odd shape of the rocks at the top of the mountain ridges. I guess they kinda look like horse teeth? You tell me. If you do hike there, be smart. A rattlesnake almost got me on the way back down. Yikes!
Fort Collins is a mecca for beer lovers and outdoor adventurers. After white water rafting down the Cache la Poudre River, we hit up a few of the local establishments. Funkwerks, had a great grapefruit Belgian IPA called Trendy AF Snowbank, who had a New England IPA New Belgium, and tried out La Folie for the first time
Boulder is a quaint town, perfectly nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. With a strong western vibe and all the chillness a city can possibly possess, the relaxing atmosphere really takes hold. Avery Brewing is a short drive from downtown, and it’s well worth renting a car or taking an uber to it. Back in KC, I can get my hands on some of their beers, but I got to try a few new ones while out there. […]
Red Rocks Park is just 10 miles outside the city center of Denver, Colorado. These iconic red sandstone structures are home to an outdoor amphitheater that dates back to the 1940s and several hiking trails. The jagged configuration of rocks is known as a fountain formation. It’s believed to be between 290 and 340 million years old. The rocks themselves are red because the iron oxide they are made of has “rusted” or oxidized with exposure to the elements.
The second stop on my Denver 30th birthday road trip was Golden, Colorado. What an awesome little town! Most would say it’s known for being the home to Coors, but I’ll stick it to the Poor-Tasting-Beer-Man and tell you that it’s home to the sweet little brewery that proudly heralds the honor of being the 2nd biggest brewery in Golden–Golden City Brewery. The main street in the middle of this tiny western town is full of life and character. There’s […]
Happy belated birthday to me! I spent my 30th birthday celebrating with a quick road trip around Colorado. I started in Denver, stayed at the Aloft, ate kimchi fries at Stout Street Social right next door, took an uber to Linger to enjoy a few pints at the rooftop bar, and had an awesome paella dinner at El Five (that had an awesome view of the city).
I recently got back from a trip across the beautiful state of Colorado. I started in Kim, moved along to San Jose, on to Loveland, then to Denver, and Fort Collins. Little did I know that Fort Collins is the mecca for craft beer drinkers. It’s home to tons of microbreweries and brewpubs, New Belgium Brewing Company being the one of the biggest. Folks visit from all over the world. I’m sure you’re familiar with their flagship amber ale, Flat […]
Hiking without knowing where the heck you’re going is my one of my favorite things to do (ill-advised though it may be). On my last trip to Colorado, the game plan was to drive toward some tall mountains and see what happened. We ended up in Idaho Springs, a quaint old mining town, then winded our way even higher up towards a few trails. All I wanted was to get to a peak, and peak we did on Chief Mountain. It was breathtaking […]
I got to go on quick tour of Downtown Denver a few weeks ago. The city is littered with art and interesting architecture–which I love! Here are some of my findings. (Keep your eyes open for similarities I photographed between some of the structures and my mesh sneakers.) Dancers is a steel and fiberglass statue by Jonathan Borofsky. The couple stands outside of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. It was created in an effort to demonstrate, “everything is connected and all is […]