In 1890 Bob Womack discovered gold in Cripple Creek, Colorado. In 1892 Cañon City constructed Shelf Road through a gorge as a stagecoach road to connect the two towns. Back then people were only interested in gold and rode along rock cliffs that looked like a shelf. Today, this super cool place is known for a lot more than gold.
In Waiting for Unicorns by Beth Hautala, 12 year old Talia and her physically and mentally faraway father move from Massachusetts to Churchill, a small town hidden in the depths of the arctic. Talia is very angry that she has to spend the whole summer by herself while her father researches whales when she is alone with only a native Inuit woman and a town of strangers for company. Talia is still mourning over the recent death of her mother, but she slowly comes out of her isolation and meets livelong friends.
The St. Mary’s Glacier trail is a great place to experience the breathtaking sights of a beautiful lake, high mountains, and their sparkling jewel, the St. Mary’s Glacier, without going too far from Denver.
One of most unique theme parks of Colorado, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, is back in business after a massive fire in June, 2013. It is offering its visitors to experience the beauty of the Royal Gorge and the second highest suspension bridge in the world like never before. You can come on the weekend or holiday and take bus tours around the park and the bridge.
Spectacular hand made snow sculptures will pose in the area near the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. The Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships is a free event. This year it will be held January 21-25.
Great Basin National Park is a fantastic place and has something to offer for everyone. From the amazing night sky to the jaw-dropping views, Great Basin National Park in Nevada is a place that you have to visit.
Have you ever wondered about Columbus’ voyages? Have you ever imagined yourself sailing along with them, eating only an ounce of salted meat and drinking a glass of wine a day? I was always fascinated by the first explorers and got excited to go to Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History in Texas.
With cold weather coming, maybe you or your parents will warm up with a nice cup of tea. Chances are, that tea might come from the Celestial Seasonings factory right here in Colorado. The factory is located in Boulder and they offer FREE tours everyday.