Colorado attractions and the best hotels? The Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, in Southern Colorado, is a coal-fired, steam-powered train just like those that ran throughout the state during the days of cowboys and settlers over 100 years ago. The trains takes visitors through the remote beauty of the San Juan National Forest. There are a variety of packages available. Dinosaur National Monument, on the northern border between Colorado and Utah, is an incredible testament to the natural and geological history of Colorado. Visitors can see over 1,500 fossils on display on the cliff face inside the Quarry Exhibit Hall. There are also petroglyphs of lost cultures and the abandoned homesteads of early settlers. For the adventurers, there are camping and whitewater rafting opportunities.
Colorado boasts some of the most beautiful wildernesses and mountain ranges. Rich in Wild West stories and internationally known for its wildlife and outdoor activities, the state is also home to popular cities such as Denver that offer many museums and art for those who prefer cities to the outdoors. Whether you are a mountain climber and art lover, there is something here in Colorado for everyone.
For a lower-key activity, Mountain Lux Candles is fun and unique way to spend an afternoon or an evening. Scent your own candle (yes, scent can be a verb) with over 80 scents to choose from. They’ll even drop it off at the inn for you after! Try out your puzzle and strategy skills at Gambit Room to experience Golden’s own escape room. What could make you feel more western that an old mine and a hidden treasure?! Wellness is a large part of Colorado culture. If you’re interested in tapping into some of that culture, stop into Mystic Healing. They offer classes and appointments for acupuncture, massage, reiki or you can float in their Float Pod! Find even more info at Hotels in downtown Golden CO.
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness showcases some of Colorado’s most spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery and offers a chance to get out of your car and into nature. This area has six mountains over 14,000 feet, along with forests, alpine lakes, meadows, and 175 miles of trails to help you explore the terrain. Alternatively, you can enjoy the views on some of the scenic drives. The recreational activities are what draw most people to Maroon Bells. The hiking here is incredible, with all kinds of day hikes and backpacking areas. Mountain biking trails cover hundreds of miles. Fishing in lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams is popular in summer. In winter, people come here to ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile, making it a year-round outdoor playground.
Though you may not always see us around, we want you to feel as comfortable as you are at home. We will always have locally roasted coffee for the making and the drinking – we’re not monsters! Please enjoy whatever you see in the living room/dining area. Breakfast is self serve, continental style. We always try to have local, fresh items. You can expect things like fresh fruit, yogurt, homemade granola and pastries. We think a simple, happy breakfast gets your day started on the right foot. If you need more of a cowboy breakfast, Golden is home to some delicious restaurants and coffee shops! See additional info at this website.