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Taco therapy: Tabernash food stand ‘spreadin’ the love’ — one taco at a time

December 4, 2018 — At the far edge of the Fraser Valley, in one of the coldest places in the Lower 48, there is a little food truck serving up high country variations of traditional Mexican street tacos. QuickE's is located on the far eastern edge of Tabernash, just

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Feeding thousands a day at Winter Park Resort: Meet Executive Chef Abby Gallagher

December 4, 2018 — Once snow coats the mountainside and Winter Park Resort opens its doors for the season, thousands of people flock to the slopes everyday. Whether they are skiing or snowboarding or enjoying one of the resort's other winter activities, they are all working up an appetite.

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LEFT BEHIND: Exploring Grand County’s skiing past through abandoned hills

December 4, 2018 — There is something in the human condition that longs for forgotten and abandoned places, for the crumbling remnants of what once was and will never be again. All over the world people flock to historic sites from antiquity but, closer to home, we can find

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Sleigh riding a lasting tradition in Grand County

December 4, 2018 — When the sun is peeking over the mountain tops and snow coats the ground, the stables at Devil's Thumb Ranch are full of the sounds of stomping hooves, jingling tack and excitement as two or three of the ranch's Percherons prepare to pull a sleigh

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Catching ‘the big one’ — in winter, too: A guide to ice fishing in Grand County

December 4, 2018 — While most people come to Grand County to ski or snowmobile, we have a large contingent of people also coming here to ice fish. If you're up here skiing or riding and want to take a break and try ice fishing, it's very easy to

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Unique territory contributes to Grand County’s vast snowmobiling industry

December 4, 2018 — If there were one word to associate with snowmobiling it would be adventure. Whether it's riding up to the top of the Continental Divide or exploring the Arapaho National Forest, snowmobiling allows riders to really explore Grand County. While there are plenty of ways to

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What’s in a name?: A guide to Grand County’s historic namesakes

December 4, 2018 — What's in a name? The answer to this question in Grand County is often a lot of history. Take, for example, Berthoud Pass as you climb the many switchbacks to reach 11,307 feet, remember intrepid surveyor, Edward L. Berthoud, discovered this pass over the Continental

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Photography in winter: How to capture that winning image

December 4, 2018 — Capturing the majesty  of a Rocky Mountain morning on camera during winter presents unique challenges, but those hurdles can be overcome with a little expert knowledge and some proper preparation. John Williams, owner of John F Williams Photography, a photography service and fine art photography

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Grand County boasts sections of certified Gold Medal waters

June 25, 2018 — From the depths of Grand Lake to the Fraser Canyon to the reservoirs of western Middle Park, Grand County abounds with prime fishing territory, but it is two long stretches of the Colorado River, between Granby and State Bridge, that hold the unique distinction of

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Our picks for the top bike routes in Grand County

June 25, 2018 — Cool Loops 12.8 total miles A desert environment that resembles Fruita with washes/arroyos and a mountain bike play area. This is a "cool" local loop with great riding in a desert environment. Ride through draws with alternate lines and a bike play area. This route

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Hiking at elevation: The risks vs. the rewards

June 25, 2018 — Every year tens of thousands of people ascend the high mountain passes to reach Grand County to spend time hiking in the High Country. And every year a significant number of those individuals will experience altitude sickness symptoms ranging from mild to severe. "Altitude illness

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The epic hike: Trail expert suggests hike to Vasquez Peak is county’s most grueling

June 25, 2018 — The difficulty level of Grand County's trails run the gamut from relatively easy afternoon strolls to laborious multi-day excursions deep into the backcountry. Though even among the more difficult trips are a few treks that are truly daunting.  Epic hikes are not hard to find

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23,000 acres: Experiment with the Experimental Forest

June 25, 2018 — A short drive southwest of the community of Fraser lies a 23,000-acre expanse of wooded mountain slopes that holds a special place in the hearts of many Grand County locals, the Fraser Experimental Forest. The Fraser Experimental Forest, established in 1937 as part of the U.S.

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Untamed wilderness: Making it through Never Summer

June 25, 2018 — At the far northern tip of Grand County, in a space of land wedged between the Kawuneeche Valley and the vast plain of North Park, lies an expanse of untamed wilderness whose very name evokes the scenes of snowcapped peaks visitors find almost year-round. The

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Force of nature: Exploring the nine miles of fierce Colorado River rapids that make up The Gore

June 25, 2018 — In the dark shadows of rock walls carved by the mighty Colorado River at the western end of Grand County there lies a stretch of river that exists as a place somewhere between legend and reality. An overwhelming sound of fierce rapids lapping against each

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WATCH: Crashes, laughs at Winter Park Resort’s Spring Splash

April 23, 2018 — Winter Park Resort brought back the Monster Energy Spring Splash on Sunday, the oldest tradition of its kind, on its 50th year. Crowds watched as skiers and riders struggled through obstacles on the Larry Sale trail race course then attempted to skim across an icy

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will open for 2017-18 season on Friday, Oct. 13

October 10, 2017 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced today it will open for the 2017-18 ski and snowboard season on Friday, Oct. 13. The Black Mountain Express lift will start turning at 9 a.m., giving skiers and snowboarders access to the intermediate High Noon trail. Arapahoe Basin is

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New trail, 36th Chamber, opens at Trestle Bike Park (with video)

September 5, 2017 — Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park Resort unveiled a new trail this weekend. Deemed the 36th Chamber, the jumping trail brings another two and a half miles of hand built trail to the park. "It's a huge testament to our trail crews who have been

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Fee free camping has its costs

August 31, 2017 — There is no such thing as a free lunch, so the saying goes, and likewise no such thing as free camping; something visitors and recreators in Middle Park would do well to remember. Grand County is a camping mecca with abundant options for all experience

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Bret Michaels, Dee Snider rock crowds at Winter Park Music Festival (photos/video)

August 26, 2017 — Bret Michaels, Dee Snider and the Rick Lewis Project came to Winter Park this weekend to rock an electrified crowd of thousands at Hideaway Park for the Winter Park Music Festival. The festival started off early with the Rick Lewis Project, just after noon, and

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