Recognized as a winter snow/ski playground, Colorado offers an abundance of other vacation delights.

history + culture genuine cowboy experiences, historic train rides, magnificent geology and archeological sites
health + wellness scenic mountain vistas, natural hot spring soaks, water recreation, yoga
culinary trails + agritourism farm stays, wine tasting, craft beer sampling, farmer’s markets, award-winning restaurants
sports hiking, biking, horseback riding, water sports, snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing
city pleasures theatre, dance, music, clubs, luxe hotels, museums, public art, architecture

Experience with us a too-short ramble.



First visited by Spanish explorers in the 1500s, the territory was claimed for Spain by Juan de Ulibarri in 1706. The U.S. obtained eastern Colorado as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the central portion in 1845 with the admission of Texas as a state, and the western part in 1848 as...


Day 1

fly to Denver + Denver sightseeing am getaway adventure The first day of our Colorado ramble turns into quite a travel experience. Last evening a massive wind and rain storm roared into our area bringing down many trees. One massive tree crashed through power lines down the...


Day 2

Denver sightseeing 8 am buffet breakfast The Corner Office Restaurant Curtis Hotel Plentiful fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs, meats, assorted bread, rolls, pastries. Full and hearty – to our preference. The dining room is sedate this am. 9:30 am explore downtown Denver on...


Day 3

Denver sightseeing + shopping + Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre + Broadmoor Hotel/Colorado Springs 7:30 am buffet party breakfast The Corner Office Restaurant Curtis Hotel Today is “Disco Day.” Staff and patrons are costumed. There’s a rack of authentic 60’s Disco...


Day 4

Colorado Springs to Salida 7:30 am light breakfast in room We luxuriate/laze with room service. 9 am water aerobics Broadmoor Spa indoor pool The resort has indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a golf course, bowling alleys. We energize by joining an adult water aerobics...


Day 5

Salida + Mount Princeton Hot Springs + Sand Dunes + Zapata Ranch Smell the coffee! Placed on a table beside our door are steaming java cups and scrumptious house-made muffins. We gobble while packing. We check out of Salida Palace Hotel and on to next stop on our...


Day 6

Zapata Ranch+Pagosa Springs+Durango 7:30 am check out of Zapata Ranch Wake, shower, dress, pack, deliver luggage to our van to make the breakfast schedule. After breakfast we will go by vehicle to see bison in the field. 8 am breakfast Zapata Ranch main lodge An enormous...


Day 7

ride Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad 8 am breakfast Wake to the smell of baking bread and morning pastries wafting under the door of our room. The dining room and kitchen are right outside our suite – which we chose for its convenience. Take quick showers,...


Day 8

tour Mesa Verde National Park A World Heritage site, Mesa Verde has been named “Number 1 Historic Monument in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler and “One of the 50 Places to Visit in a lifetime” by National Geographic. Ancestral Puebloans called Mesa Verde and the...


Our Colorado Rambler Travel Guide is the result of much coordination, cooperation, collaboration and contribution. Many thanks to all who helped create this fine experience: Fun of Travel  Joseph Cillo Publisher & Editor in Chief  Mary Buttaro Creative & Photo Editor Visit...