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Copper Country – Copper Mountain

Copper Country – Copper Mountain

The changing of the seasons is always a bittersweet time for us Coloradoans—we mournfully pack away our mountain bikes and hiking boots while eagerly anticipating the snowy season just around the corner. After of full summer of incredible events Copper Mountain couldn’t let the summer end without a bang! This weekend welcomes the return of the anticipated Labor Day festival, Copper Country. The Grammy-packed lineup will draw locals, visitors and homeowners alike, making the Village at Copper the Labor Day gathering place of SummitCounty and our Colorado Mountain Towns. Get your fill of free outdoor live music, dozens of kid’s activities, artist exhibits and more at Copper Country. TREAT YOURSELF TO SIDE STAGE SEATING & FREE BEER There are just a few VIP tickets left for Copper Country…get up close and personal with renowned artists such as Jimmie Vaughan and Taj Mahal, as you enjoy elite side stage seating. The VIP area comes stocked with complimentary cold brews and yummy snacks. A 2-day VIP pass can be purchased for...

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Classic Rides: The Colorado National Monument’s Tour of the Moon

Classic Rides: The Colorado National Monument’s Tour of the Moon

As we saw from the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Colorado is full of classic road bike rides. Many of them involve difficult mountain passes and extreme altitude. The Colorado National Monument ride is different. Located on the northeastern edge of the Colorado Plateau on the far western side of the state, Colorado National Monument offers two-wheeled visitors endless vistas of dramatic red rock canyons and monoliths, pinyon-juniper forests, three seasons of wildflowers and a symphony of canyon wrens on most any given day. The ride isn’t easy. No matter which way one rides the Monument (as it is locally known), it involves a significant climb. But with a top altitude of only 6,640 feet, a total vertical gain of 2300 feet, and a round-trip distance of 33 miles, this ride won’t leave you gasping for air. The Tour of the Moon For eight glorious years, between 1980 and 1988, the Monument was the location of the “Tour of The Moon,” one of the most famous stages of the Coors...

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