John and I both grew up in the southeastern United States and had never explored skiable mountains. When we moved to Colorado, it seemed like everyone asked us, “Do you ski or snowboard?” and “Do you have the Epic or Ikon Pass?” Resort skiing or snowboarding seemed like everyone’s favorite hobby, and it was a bit of a turnoff for us.
Resort Fun = Resort Prices
You can look into both passes and compare the two on epicorikon.com to see if they work for you!
Single day passes seemed to be the best strategy for us to ski when we wanted but not be obligated to ski for the season sake of justifying the investment in a season pass. That being said, single day lift passes range in price and can be upwards of $200 depending on the day, so we pick our days carefully.
Single-day passes on Valentine’s Day weekend 2021:
Steamboat Springs: $129-219
Loveland Ski Area: $89
To rent or to buy?
In general, getting into the sport has been quite a process for us, but every time we hit the slopes, we love it more and more as we become more comfortable on skis and on the mountains. We’ve been out each of the four winters that we have lived in Colorado and have decided to write about our experiences, as total newbies, at some of the best ski resorts in the world:
Due to our skill level, we did not have a full-fledged experience of the Breckenridge mountains. We stayed on one lift at the base of Peak 8 all day, but we didn’t care. We skied until our bodies hurt then ended the day with drinks at the base with our friends! It wasn’t the best day of skiing, because we were pretty banged up at the end, but we enjoyed every minute of the ride!
Reserve your own day on the mountain on, keystoneresort.com
You can read all about how fun the WinterWonderGrass Festival is here!
Howelson Hill is a famous skiing area, but we didn’t know that at first. All we knew was that it was $25 to ski for the day compared to the $180 at the resort. We quickly bought tickets, rented skis at a nearby store, and hit the lift.
Howelson is a tiny hill with its main focus being cross country trails and ramps for jumping. That being said, it was perfect for us. We spent all day on a few short runs practicing and perfecting our skiing skills. We wish we would have found this place the first time we went skiing, because it was perfect for beginners and there was hardly anyone around.
Our second year at WinterWonderGrass, we made sure to buy our tickets early to get special pricing on lift tickets with our festival passes. This year, we were determined not to miss out on the big resort!
Steamboat really changed the way we ski, and we owe a lot to these mountains and their “champagne powder” snow. We also owe a lot to our friends who pushed us to ski terrain we’d never tried.
Organize your own weekend in Steamboat at, www.steamboat.com
John and I have both been to Aspen several times, but we have never been on the Aspen mountains together. Aspen has four mountains: Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Mountain, and Aspen Highlands. With our combined experience, we have been to three of the four.
You can learn more about each Aspen Snowmass Mountain on their website, aspensnowmass.com
The terrain was beautiful, though, and all of the people were very kind. They gave me tips and tricks every time I came through the lift line. I’ll stick to skiing, but I can’t wait to be back on Snowmass!
The same weekend that I went to Snowmass, I hit up Buttermilk. This time, I ventured out of the terrain parks and beginners’ areas to try to give snowboarding a second chance.
It was a difficult day on the board, but the bacon made it all worth it!
Telluride is one of the most beautiful towns in Colorado, no doubt about it - but the experience I had skiing there was one of the worst I have ever experienced.
I chose to ski here in very early season, knowing that things were not going to be 100% open, but was greeted with peak-season pricing for just ONE open run. Then after paying this outrageous price, I was berated on social media for expressing my regrets.
After this terrible experience, I now have a lack-luster view of the entire town and it's residents. While it may be a beautiful place, it is EXPENSIVE and the residents are extremely protective of their mountains.
If you want to learn more about this day in Telluride watch my video below and if my review doesn't deter you from going you can read about things to do in Telluride in every season in my blog post, here!
Another place I skied early season in 2023 was Arapahoe Basin, they though, unlike Telluride, were giving a great discount for the early season! They offer a 3-pack of days from October to December for just $99, or single day passes for $60.
Because I went early season I wasn't able to explore much, but people love this mountain and based my short day there, I can understand why!
See more from my day at Arapahoe Basin below:
I personally, and very strongly believe, this is the BEST ski area in all of Colorado. Wolf Creek gets the absolute most snow in all of Colorado on average each year, and the ski area is remarkable.
Plus, they offer "Customer Appreciation Days" or "Locals" days every year, making it one of the more affordable places to ski.
The trees are the most fun areas to explore and I wish it was closer to Denver so we could go more, but it's quite an experience to make the trek all the way down towards Pagosa Springs to ski at this wonderful place.
See more from my new favorite place to ski in Colorado below:
Loveland Ski Area:
We started coming to Loveland back in 2020 and just absolutely fell in love. The mountain isn't too steep so we felt we were able to learn how to ski very easily here. Plus, since it's not on the Epic or Ikon pass it is never as crowded as some of the other large resorts.
We finally feel like we know what we are doing on the mountain, and Loveland really helped boost our confidence.
See more from Loveland Ski Area in some of my videos below and subscribe to my YouTube Channel - The Traveling Tacos - for recent updates!
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The 2022-23 ski season is my fifth year hitting the slopes in Colorado. I figured I should write a guide to share my favorite things that I wear out on the mountains!
Skis: K2 Reckoners (2022 Models)
Bibs: FlyLow Gear Foxy Bib
Here is a list of bars in Denver that have decorated, dressed up, and gone all-out for the 2021 season:
Adrift - 218 S. Broadway
Denver’s local tiki bar has changed to SNOWDRIFT this year with Christmas lights around the palm trees and tiki statues. Sip on fun tropical Christmas drinks like the Rum Rum Rudolph and say “Mele Kalikimaka” at Adrift. See more, here!
Avanti Food & Spirits - 3200 Pecos Street
As part of the Miracle Bars pop-up series, you can check out Avanti Food and Spirits for some fun new cocktails and great views of the city! They have locations in Denver and Boulder, and both bars are themed for the holidays. Make a reservation, here.
My Neighbor Felix - 1801 Central Street
Say “Felix Navidad” at My Neighbor Felix’s Christmas bar this year! Take a Santa’s Milk and Cookies shot made out of a cookie-shaped shot glass that you can eat when you’re finished drinking. First come, first served so learn more, here!
Tinseltown - 1000 N Broadway
This has been rated the best pop-up bar of the season globally! Tinseltown has locations in the US, Australia, and other countries across the world. It’s only here for a short time and it’s the only one on this list that you need a ticket to enter. Reserve your time now, before it sells out - here!
Let us know in the comments below if we left any great bars or restaurants off the list. We know that there are so many!
P.S. - After the Christmas bars close down, the celebrating doesn’t have to stop! There are so many festivals around Colorado that celebrate the snow and winter all the way through to March.
Here is a list of markets happening in the 2021 holiday season:
Cherry Creek Holiday Market: November 18th - December 24th
Fillmore Plaza between 1st & 2nd Ave, Cherry Creek, Denver
Shop every day until Christmas at 30 of Colorado's local artists' pop-up stalls in the heart of the Cherry Creek shopping area. Buy local before heading into the mall and enjoy live music almost every night!
Learn more here: www.cherrycreekholidaymarket.com
Holiday Art Market: November 19th - December 29th
Foothills Art Center, Golden
Support the Foothills Art Center at Golden's Holiday Art Market which features the work of over 100 artists.
Learn more here: www.foothillsartcenter.org/calendar/hart2021
Park Hill Treasures Market: November 27th
6035 E Colfax Avenue, Denver
Get here early! The first 50 customers get a VIP Bag of Goodies.
Learn more here: www.denvermakersmarket.com
Telluride Arts Holiday Bazaar: December 3rd - 5th
Multiple locations on the corner of Pacific and Fir Streets, Telluride
Enjoy the small town of Telluride's wonderful art scene at this local festival.
Learn more here: www.telluridearts.org/holiday-bazaar
Downtown Lakewood Holiday Bazaar: December 3rd-5th, 10-12th, 17-19th
Enjoy festivities inside and outside at this huge market space in downtown Lakewood.
Learn more here: www.denverbazaar.com
Santa's Outdoor Market: December 4th
9126 Bowles Avenue, Littleton
Over 60 vendors and food trucks gather outside for an afternoon of family fun.
Learn more here: www.denvermakersmarket.com
Holiday Artisan Market: December 4th
Centennial Center Park
Celebrate Centennial's 20th anniversary at their local, artisan Christmas craft show.
Learn more here: www.centennialco.gov
Boulder County Winter Farmers Market: December 4th & 5th
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Over 100 local Colorado vendors will be selling fresh produce, specialty meats, jewelry, skincare, home goods, and so much more.
Learn more here: www.bcfm.org
Georgetown Christmas Market: December 4th & 5th and 11th & 12th
Take a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Georgetown while eating roasted chestnuts and sipping hot chocolate during their 60th annual Christmas Market.
Learn more here: www.visitclearcreek.com
Belleview Station Holiday Bazaar: December 4th & 5th, 11 & 12, and 18 & 19
Belleview Station, Denver Tech Center
Enjoy free admission to this outdoor festival complete with a pop-up bar!
Learn more here: www.denverbazaar.com
Fort Collins Holiday Gift Festival: December 5th
Northside Aztlan Center, Fort Collins
The Holiday Gift Festival touts itself as, "The biggest and best annual holiday craft fair in Northern Colorado". Shop over 50 vendors while listening to live music starting at noon!
Learn more here: www.coloradoevents.org
Holiday Crafts Fair: December 11th
Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation
Shop Cripple Creek's only Christmas Market featuring local artists and craftsmen from all over the Colorado Springs area.
Learn more here: www.ccparksandrecreation.com
Durango Holiday Market: December 11th
La Plata Fairgrounds, Durango
Shop for holiday gifts along with winter vegetables, meats, and other produce from local farmers.
Learn more here: www.durangofarmersmarket.com
Holiday Outdoor Market: December 11th
The Shed, Midtown, Denver
Food Trucks, Shopping & Fun for the Family!
Learn more here: www.denvermakersmarket.com
Last Chance Gift Fest: December 18th & 19th
Boulder County Fairgrounds
If you are still shopping on the last week before Christmas, look no further for gifts than the last (and largest) holiday market in Colorado's front range.
Learn more here: www.coloradoevents.org
This is by no means a complete list of Holiday Markets in Colorado. Comment below and let us know which ones we should add to the list!
Ullr Fest - December 9th - 12th - Breckenridge
Grab your viking hat and join the unofficial longest shot-ski by The Breckenridge Distiller while waiting for more snow at the bonfire on Main Street.
Checkout the schedule of events here!
X-Games - January 21st - 23rd - Aspen
Experience the winter X-Games up close and see the world's best skiers and snowboarders compete at Aspen's Buttermilk Mountain.
Checkout the schedule of events here!
Fall is a very distinct season in Colorado. The weather starts to get cooler, the leaves all change from green to yellow to orange to red, and the orchards and gardens fill with gourds and apples. You can really feel the difference when Autumn starts here.
During the Fall of 2021, John and I had to squeeze all of our Fall pumpkin picking activities into one weekend in October due to our travel schedules.
Stop #1 - Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch
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Just next door to The Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch is YaYa’s Orchard. We came here primarily for the apple cider doughnuts, and they were better than we imagined. Each couple bought their own half-dozen bag.
It cost $62 beforehand for each couple for the ‘ultimate fun pass’. This included a ticket to the paintball range and the pumpkin cannon, so we paid for the upgrade. Again, the upgrade was worth it! The paint ball and pumpkin cannons were the best parts of the park.
There is so much to do and see in Telluride. I spent a short amount of time in this adorable mountain town the last few days of September 2021.
I took the free gondola ride from one side of the mountain to downtown, and drove as far as I could down Last Dollar Road before it became 4WD only.
I would highly recommending renting a jeep and spending lots of time on the trails around Telluride.
Kenosha Pass is one of the most popular places to see the Fall foliage. It is extremely accessible for all ages and hiking levels, and you can just drive over the pass and see a ton of Aspens from the car. Hikes range from 0.5 miles to 465 miles (if you want to complete the entire Colorado Trail).
Not far from Kenosha Pass is the historic town of Leadville. This former, booming mining town was almost voted the capital of Colorado!
One place to learn all about the town, state, and mining operations (plus see the fall leaves) is on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad. It’s a very easy and fun way to get a completely different view of the mountains. Book your own adventure for one of their open-air train cars on their website here.
The reasons we cut out these foods are thanks to Catherine Shanahan M.D.'s book, "Deep Nutrition". It changed our lives to the way we eat. We HIGHLY recommend you read it!
Find it on her website, here: https://drcate.com/books/
Buying dehydrated meals can be expensive, so we can’t do it for every trip we take. Instead, my parents bought me a dehydrator for my birthday a few years ago, and we use it to create our own meals.
Check out our Chefman Dehydrator here, and buy one for yourself!
Thanks to books like “Lip Smackin' Backpacking" and internet recipes, I have made everything from eggplant parmesan, to trail tacos, fruit roll ups, and even seasonings and herbs. Most have been good, but I have learned quite a bit through trial and error.
Choose easy recipes to start. As nice as a luxurious meal with sauce and toppings sounds, it’s usually not feasible on the trail. Consider how things will have to be cooked including how many pots and pans the recipe will take versus how many you can carry.
Also think about how much water each recipe and each piece of the recipe needs. I say this, because my dehydrated milk takes extra water to rehydrate, and I always forget!
For my first backpacking trip of summer 2021, I went hiking with a couple of John and I’s friends around the Four Pass Loop trail circling from Aspen to Crested Butte, Colorado.
We clocked 30 miles and almost 8,000 feet of elevation gain overall. This had been a bucket list hike of mine, and I am so proud to have accomplished it!
I have learned that testing gear also applies to food. For instance, I brought along a bag of trail mix that I didn’t like, and it was a significant portion of my food weight. My one friend found out he HATED his meals. He had never used the brand of dehydrated meals before, and he did not like a single one.
This is the biggest lesson I have learned, and it’s still the thing I need to work on most when it comes to backpacking. In two of the three completely solo trips I have taken, my packs have all been over 50 pounds. According to my weight, I should barely be carrying 25.
That's DOUBLE the recommended weight!!
I feel like I am packing the bare minimum, but 50 pounds is absolutely ridiculous and actually considered unsafe according to GearHunts.com.
I capture every trip either on my GoPro Hero 8, Nikon D3300, or iPhone 12.
The Nikon D3300 is by far the heaviest single piece of gear I carry. I usually justify the weight on my shoulder by the quality of images it takes, but I could most certainly benefit from something smaller.
If you have not heard of a Selk Bag, you are absolutely missing out. It is a snuggie-style sleeping bag! It is an absolute luxury camping item, but after using one, I cannot go camping without it.
The lounging sleeping bag is so cozy to sit around a campfire in, and it makes the morning easier, because I don’t have to get out of my sleeping bag to pack up or go to the bathroom!
Sadly, our Eureka Apex 2XT tent has just about bit the dust. We have loved our tent for years, but now, a zipper is broken, and our rain cover has a rip.
Plus, it is way too heavy for backpacking. It weighs around 8 pounds which is almost double the weight of some other brands.
We have been searching for a new tent, and have found articles on Gear Lab and Gear Junkie helpful in the process!
The main thing I really cannot wait to fix is my backpack. My Kelty Coyote 80 doestn’t really fit my body properly, so it sits in all the wrong places when I walk.
The Kelty Coyote hasn’t done me wrong per se, but the waistband is a touch large, and the shoulder straps can’t get small enough without bunching up on me.
Back in 2018, John and I had our first experience with “van life” when we rented a Kuku Camper van in Iceland for an eight-day road trip. We spent the week circling the whole country in the convenience of a converted commercial van, and we’ve been wanting to do it again ever since that trip.
Read all about that fun, wild time in that van In Iceland, here! Eight days, one speeding ticket, one flat tire and countless spectacular sights seen, it was a trip we will never forget!
Kuku Campers really have the luxury camping experience figured out. All of their van rentals include a bed, stove, and cooking utensils.
The larger class C and M vans also come with sinks, shelves, and extra bed space!
All the vans have top of the line appliances including dimmer lights, fans, and solar panels with outlets to plug in your items!
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Kuku Campers also has a ‘take it or leave it’ shelf inside the rental office where other renters have left items for new campers to use. Things like unopened food, propane tanks, coffee, and other useful items might be found on the ‘take it or leave it’ shelf. Don’t rely on the ‘take it or leave it’ shelf for any specific item, but it is worth a glance before leaving the Kuku office!
Getting engaged has been the most exciting time in mine and John’s lives. We have both been waiting a long time and were thrilled to finally be to taking this next step together. I knew, right after he proposed, that having engagement pictures taken would be the easiest and most fun way to share the exciting news with our family and friends.
We flew our photographer, Holley Grimes, out to Denver to spend an entire week visiting and photographing. She broke up her time between Denver, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs to photograph us and a handful of other couples.
We crossed hundreds of miles to scope out some of the most scenic spots in Colorado, and we were were not disappointed in the places we chose!
This might be one of the more “obvious” places to visit near Denver. Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of the most famous and scenic places near the city and rightfully so!
This iconic amphitheater is beautiful with its huge and towering rocks, but the park surrounding it is perfect for photographers. It has great trails and we were able to get up close to the red rocks. That being said, our pictures from the road into the park were our favorite!
Lookout Mountain Park is Golden’s well known sunset-watching spot, but it was also a perfect place to take a few private sunrise pictures.
We drove up and around the mountain stopping at just about every pull off and place with a view we could find! We found no one else awake and braving the cold, windy morning on top of the mountain when we went so it was perfect.
Garden of the Gods is another well-known place to photograph in Colorado. The red spires here tower taller than those of Red Rocks Park and provide a totally different aesthetic with their close proximity to the mountains.
The park fills up EARLY every day, so we actually took most of our pictures from a lookout just outside of the main structures. We had a little party on Mars and really explored around every where we could.
The Paint Mines is one of my favorite places in all of Colorado. It is incredibly fun to take a group of friends and wander through the chalky formations.
This was one of the first places I knew that I wanted to bring Holley because there is a ton of variety in color and landscape, and I knew she could take some incredible pictures.
*Be warned that this area is always windy and almost always muddy. My long dress probably wasn’t the best idea for this location, but I love the way our photos came out!*
The best place we took pictures was, of course, the only place we had to pay to go, but it was well worth it! The Royal Gorge Route Railway was perfection!
We paid for “Vista Dome” seats on the Royal Gorge Route Railway, and it was a romantic’s dream. We spent 2 1/2 hours sipping wine while taking in the scenic views through the long glass windows. The gigantic, sheer canyon walls surrounding the Arkansas River were beautiful and relaxing.
This had been on my bucket list for a long time, and I managed to save it for the perfect time with the best people!
This is where John proposed to me, so it will always hold a special place in my heart, but it’s also a photographer’s playground. There are dozens of trails and scenic overlooks that are perfect for any kind of photos you are looking to take. We didn’t bring Holley here, but it is not to be missed!
Traveling in the midst of COVID-19 is very interesting. Politics aside, things are very different than they used to be. Airlines require you to jump many more hoops, and each state has its own rules regarding how you can enter and what you can do when you arrive. Additionally, these rules are changing constantly.
We checked these sites constantly even just before our plane took off from Phoenix. Luckily, most airlines are being flexible during these uncertain times, so even if something had come up and we couldn’t have made the trip, we would have been able to cancel and reschedule or simply cancel for free. (Thanks, American Airlines!) So we booked for Kona on the Big Island based off their policies and got on our way!
These sites were great for up-to-the-minute updates. For example, the Governor issued a mandate just a few weeks before our arrival stating that “pending” tests would not be accepted. That means that you will have to quarantine if test results are not available when you arrive. This scared us at first, because the test has to be taken within 72 hours of the flight, but these pages helped us find the right provider, test, and time frame to get it all done!
We were so concerned about receiving our results in time. 72-hours is a quick turn around, but we made sure to choose a provider that offered a “rapid” test that was also classified as NAAT (Nuclear). We called ahead of time and made sure we were doing everything correctly once we narrowed down our list of local providers.
We followed the icons and answered every question honestly. We uploaded PDFs of our test results and then, were emailed a QR confirmation code letting us know that we were approved for travel.
Finally, we boarded our flight. We were nervous but excited to get to the island.
We were all nervous when we took off. We hoped that the QR codes, tests, and everything else were approved and correct in the system. The airlines didn’t check any of our information until we were in Hawaii which made everything even more nerve racking, because if we didn’t do it correctly, we would have just wasted 10 hours flying to be quarantined.
After we showed our QR codes, we were handed a slip of paper, and told to proceed to the testing area. We filled out more paperwork then had our noses swabbed.
They told us that our results would be ready in under 30 minutes and that we should only be concerned if we got a call letting us know that our results were positive.
One of my absolute favorite things about Colorado is the mountains. They are what draw most people to the state, but I love them not only for their beauty or fantastic skiing but for their geological make up.
I know. Totally nerdy, but what's inside and underneath the mountains amaze me more than anything else I have had the opportunity to explore. The Continental Divide, to me, provides a window into the world below us, and the most relaxing manifestations of that world are hot springs.
Waters from the surface seep down so deep into cracks between tectonic plates that they are heated by the magma of our Earth's interior. To me, that is absolutely mind blowing! I cannot see and learn enough about these places, yet I have only been to about a dozen of the state's 93 geothermal areas!
Over the years, these waters became large tourist destinations. To protect many of the springs and their fragile surrounding areas, safer soaking areas were created for large crowds of people to come.
These areas often boast board walks, designated man-made pools, and other amenities. These are now the most common kind of hot spring you will find in Colorado, and I've listed the locations I have been to.
The Springs Resort and Spa was the very first hot spring I went to in Colorado! It holds a special place in my heart for not only that reason but for the fact that I had the ENTIRE spa to myself. It was because of a snow storm, but it was still very relaxing and enjoyable.
Located in Pagaso Springs in Southern Colorado roughly 5 1/2 hours from Denver.
Cost $35 for adults to enter.
Indian Hot Springs is the closest spring to Denver, and I cannot lie: It is one of my favorites. The indoor hot spring pool area doubles as a green house for huge tropical plants that surround the turquoise water. Plus, the geothermal caves are an incredibly therapeutic experience!
Located in Idaho Springs off of Interstate 70 roughly 45 minutes from Denver.
Cost $18-20 for adults depending on the day and $33-34 with access to the steam caves. Indian Hot Springs offers more amenities as well.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
was another spring that I visited during a downpour of snow, but is was pitch black and the middle of the night! Strawberry park stays open very late into the night, and after dark, clothing becomes optional. It is the perfect place to soak after a long day of skiing!
Located near Steamboat Springs about 3 1/2 hours from Denver.
Cost $15 for adults, and no children are allowed after dark.
Glenwood Hot Springs is the LARGEST mineral hot spring pool in the world. The 405 foot pool holds over 4-million gallons of "healing" waters that have served The Ute Indians and locals of Glenwood Springs for hundreds of years.
Located in Glenwood Springs about 3 hours from Denver.
Cost $29 for adults and children to enter. You can also purchase a gym pass, or if you stay at the lodge pool access is free.
Iron Mountain Hot Spring is nestled in the side of the red walls of Glenwood Canyon and provided John and I with the best views of almost any hot spring I had been too. We went on a hot, summer day and enjoyed our time soaking along the banks of the Colorado River.
Orris Hot Springs is tucked away in The San Juan Mountains far south into the Western Slope of Colorado. This beautiful spa and resort boasts 7 different mineral pools.
PLEASE NOTE clothing is optional outside, and many patrons will be walking around nude. Children are absolutely not allowed here and no cell phones outside either.
Desert Reef Hot Springs was an oasis on a blustery day in the desert of the Pike's Peak region in Colorado's southern foothills.
NOTE - Clothing becomes optional at the single, large pool after 6 p.m.
Also, since my visit this has been renovated so photos are not what it looks like currently.
Hot Sulphur Springs Resort and Spa boasts 22 different pools ranging in temperature and size. A girlfriend and I spent the entire afternoon exploring each and every pool and deciding which ones we liked best.
Located in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, about 2 hours from Denver.
Mount Princeton Hot Spring Resort and Spa
I brought my mom to this beautiful mountain escape as her very first hot spring experience and it could not have been more perfect. at first we enjoyed the upper pools and their stunning views of the mountains. Then we went to the river side rock pools and my mom LOVED it! She said she had never felt so relaxed in a creek before.
Located: Buena Vista, Colorado, about an hour and a half from Denver.
Radium Hot Spring is the hot spring I have been to the most, nearly once a year every year I have lived here! Every time I have been has been a totally different experience. I've been in snow and scalding heat, and I've camped and fished in the area. The water isn't always hot, but the more aptly named Warm Springs Trail will lead you right down to it!
Conundrum Hot Spring requires a permit to camp, and permits are usually in high demand. I thought booking a trip in October would be fine, but John and I struggled with the snow pack and avalanche debris on the eight-mile hike up to the spring.
I'm Taylor, aka Tacos! I am sharing my journeys and experiences from across the world hoping to inspire travel and adventure in all who read!