Tag: Colorado

Triceratops Trail: An Easy Colorado Hike in the Tracks of Dinosaurs

Triceratops Trail: An Easy Colorado Hike in the Tracks of Dinosaurs

We always look for quick easy hiking trails. Honestly, we are not rugged hikers seeking the most challenging trails. We hike as a family, and easy is better for us. Trails with historic significance intrigue us. So. we happily took a morning to hike (really…

Bigfoot Sighting at Colorado’s Quirky Sasquatch Outpost

Bigfoot Sighting at Colorado’s Quirky Sasquatch Outpost

Bigfoot. Yeti. Sasquatch. Whatever you call the beast, he’s illusive. But, Bigfoot has been sighted in the small mountain town of Bailey, Colorado. There on main street, you can visit the Sasquatch Outpost where you can buy all things Yeti and visit the Bigfoot Museum…

Rocky Mountain National Park Guide for Families

Rocky Mountain National Park Guide for Families

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the crown jewels of the National Park Service. It’s not the largest park (although it’s the largest in Colorado). However, it is packed with things to do. The park boasts over 100 peaks at 11,000 feet in altitude…

A Trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

A Trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Some of its rock walls are deeper than you’ll find in parts of the Grand Canyon. For more than 2 million years, the Gunnison River has chiseled away the rock canyon walls, at the rate of one paper width per year. Painted Wall, its largest…

Ultimate Guide to the Cliff Palace Tour at Mesa Verde

Ultimate Guide to the Cliff Palace Tour at Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde National Park, located in the southwestern corner of Colorado has captivated tourists for decades since two cowboys happened upon Cliff Palace in December 1888. Since then, Cliff Palace has been the quintessential stop for those admiring the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. The…

Your Ultimate Guide to Elitch Gardens Theme Park

Your Ultimate Guide to Elitch Gardens Theme Park

I must tell you upfront that I have a healthy fear of roller coasters. When I was 7-years-old, I was stuck on one as the car stalled while rounding a curve. That experience left me wealthy a justifiable apprehension. I like to be in control,…

Money Museum in Colorado Springs: History Unfolds in Coins and Currency

Money Museum in Colorado Springs: History Unfolds in Coins and Currency

Who knew learning about money could be so much fun? Our family had an enjoyable visit to the Money Museum in Colorado Springs. After hearing that the museum was one of the premier destination in Colorado Springs, we knew we had to check it out.…

Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucca House National Monument

Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucca House National Monument

I am a planner when our family travels. I will research for weeks, determining activities and locations we must visit on our journeys. Sometimes, I include remote, off-the-beaten-path locations which we can visit if there is time on our trip. Such was the case with…

Dinosaur Ridge: Walking in the Steps of Dinos in Colorado

Dinosaur Ridge: Walking in the Steps of Dinos in Colorado

Updated July 2, 2019 by Lance at Family Well Traveled Sometimes my kids (and my wife) complain that I am older than a dinosaur. It’s true that I am old enough to remember the Flintstones as more than vitamins or a live-action movie, but I…

The International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge, CO

The International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge, CO

They start with a 40,000 (18,140 kg) pound block of snow. In a few days, they turn that weighty block into an artistic masterpiece. It’s not all fun and games though. This is a competition, and bragging rights are on the line.  Family Well Traveled…