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Treks and Travels in and around Colorado’s mountain town communities are always filled with adventure. Whether you are looking for a challenge or an easy, serene outing, stay in tune with MTN Town Magazine.

Posted by  on Jun 29, 2017 in MTN Town MagazineTreks & Travels | 0 comments

Salida – A River Town for All Seasons

Salida – A River Town for All Seasons

The town of Salida is a sweet retreat during the winter months and shoulder seasons in the high country. In the summertime, Salida is a must visit. The list of Amenities and Activities seem endless while the Art and Culture scene is a huge anchor. Bring a towel, a bike, and your best appetite. Shopping Bring your wallet because the stores, shops, and boutiques here offer some unique finds. From sporting goods, bike shops, antiques, gourmet shops, pretty women’s boutiques, consignment and more the town’s merchants have something you will want to bring home. You will be surprised at the wonderful things you will find throughout town. You will rethink small town shopping after a day exploring here. Festivals Festivals bring a unique flavor from the insanely fun and boisterous Fibark Whitewater Festival (America’s oldest), a gamut of incredible Art Festivals including the Salida Fiber Festival, Wine Festival, Bike Festival, Concerts in the Park and more. The calendar of events is packed all summer long and into the Fall…

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Posted by  on Jun 28, 2017 in ArtsMusic SceneTreks & Travels | 0 comments

Arts, Community & Culture in Steamboat Springs

Arts, Community & Culture in Steamboat Springs

There is a tremendous amount of arts, community & culture to be found in Steamboat Springs, beyond what most might expect from your typical ski town.  In fact, when you take a deeper look at the “buzz” in our community you’ll quickly find a wide range of cultural activities to appease even the most discerning intellects.  Here is a list of some of Steamboat’s most notable music, art and performance showcases you’ll find here.   Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp This historic facility boasts faculty and alumni that have starred in some of the nation’s foremost dance and theatre companies.  Students and staff include those who have starred on Broadway, excelled in both the film and television industries and teach at major universities around the world.  Founded in 1913, Perry-Mansfield is this country’s oldest operating performing arts camp. Visit: perry-mansfield.org Steamboat Free Summer Concerts With 5 incredible shows this summer, the Steamboat Free Concert Series has grown from small, local gatherings on the courthouse lawn to a major music…

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Posted by  on Jun 28, 2017 in MTN Town MagazineTreks & Travels | 0 comments

Durango Whitewater Park

Durango Whitewater Park

With its genesis in the majestic San Juan Mountains outside of Silverton and culmination with the San Juan River in New Mexico, the 126-mile-long Animas River is rife with unrivaled scenery, a remarkable history, and some of the best recreating opportunities in the Southwest US. And for the town of Durango, it’s a thriving source of economy, inspiration, cultural pride and the location of the Durango Whitewater Park. “The river is the lifeblood of Durango,” says Cathy Metz, Parks and Recreation Director for the city of Durango. “And when you’re on it, you forget you’re in the middle of the city.” As the third largest commercially rafted river in Colorado, the Animas hosts over 60,000 users a year, generating no less than $19-million for Durango’s bustling tourism industry. The upper Animas is infamous for rowdy Class V+ rapids, so most of this business happens on the mellow lower Animas, where a few Class II and III rapids provide a wild ride and unforgettable adventure during peak flow as the snow…

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Posted by  on Jun 19, 2017 in EventsTreks & TravelsWellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Choosing A Yoga Festival – The Best 2017 Summer Yoga Events

Choosing A Yoga Festival – The Best 2017 Summer Yoga Events

Yoga festivals can also serve as a mini vacation from everyday life but choosing a Yoga Festival suited to you can be hard. We all have different intentions when seeking out a yoga festival. The uplifting feeling of experiencing meditation and movement with others of the yoga community is something many people find enriching to their practice. Attending gives you first-class access to the newest trends and products that can help elevate your practice that may have been inaccessible in your hometown. Yoga festivals can also serve as a mini vacation from the high speed of everyday life. Whether it is your first time or you are a festival veteran, the number of festivals springing up all around the world can feel overwhelming to choose from. Take a moment to sit with where your intentions and goals lie in attending a dedicated multi-day practice. Each festival has something different to offer its attendees, and you will want to be sure to choose the right offerings to suit your wants and needs.   All Levels –…

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Posted by  on Apr 20, 2017 in MTN Town MagazineTreks & Travels | 0 comments

Great(er) Grand Junction

Great(er) Grand Junction

Story by Kristen Lummis   It’s a hot summer day in Colorado’s Grand Valley and great(er) Grand Junction.   With the mercury pushing 90, I’ve found a cool respite on a shady, breezy patio. Hummingbirds flit amongst flowers and bountiful clouds fill the sky.   I’m biting into an organic peach the size of a grapefruit, trying not to spill a single drop of heavenly nectar, despite the fact it’s running down my fingers to my wrists.   As I savor this peach, just one of the many local delights we’ll eat this summer, I’m pretty sure I live in the center of the universe.    My brother and I were raised just minutes from Colorado National Monument, a national park showcasing a wonderland of red canyons, towering spires and otherworldly sandstone formations.   To the east is Grand Mesa, an enormous alpine plateau rising to 11,332 feet where we hiked, fished and camped during summer and skied during winter. The Book Cliffs, on the north side of the…

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Posted by  on Feb 28, 2017 in MTN LifeTreks & Travels | 0 comments

Twin Lakes & The Interlaken Trail Hike – The Trailhead, Buena Vista

Twin Lakes & The Interlaken Trail Hike – The Trailhead, Buena Vista

Buena Vista, Colorado and the surrounding area offer some amazing trails that take you away from other crowded regions and allow for some serious peace and quiet while getting in a great workout. The Trailhead, a wonderful, locally owned and operated outdoor specialty retailer in Buena Vista, Colorado shared a recent snowshoe in Twin Lakes along the Interlaken Trail. This hike rests in a beautiful mountain range between Buena Vista and Leadville. The gorgeous mountains that surround Twin Lakes make it the perfect area for a scenic drive or outdoor excursion. Here is a picture we grabbed from yesterday. It was very cloudy, but you can still see the awesome mountains that surround the lakes: The Interlaken Trail runs just above Twin Lakes, so we grabbed some snowshoes this weekend and explored the area. Here’s what you need to know if you want to give it a try too: TRAIL CONDITIONS The Interlaken Trail has packed snow right now, making it perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. We suggest adding some extra…

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