Miners seeking their riches not only packed their pick-axes to southern Colorado, but brought along their grapevines as well. Makes you wonder: A good backup plan, perhaps? Apparently, the vines established more than a seed in the mind of Governor George A. Crawford, who in 1890, planted 60 acres of grapes and fruit alongside Rapid […]
With thousands of miles of river and a picturesque backdrop, it’s no wonder the sport of fly fishing has become so popular in the Centennial State. But you’ll never understand why so many find zen in the sport until you throw on some waders yourself and spend the afternoon out on the water with Aspen […]
Although Aspen is seen as an ideal location for winter sports, many people don’t realize that the preferred time of travel is in the fall or summer–when the crowds have thinned. Colorado Collective recently spent time in Aspen discovering how to enjoy Aspen like a local, no matter what the season might be. This beautiful […]
Anyone in Colorado knows that the summer is a time of vibrant beauty, with small pops of color surrounding us as we hike and explore. Wildflowers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors–offering the viewer something unique each time you stumble upon them. While many of them are small, the intricate detail surrounding […]
In southeastern Colorado, the Wet Mountain Valley is the heartbeat of the state for many Coloradans. Framed with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east and the Wet Mountains to the west, the valley encompasses magnificent panoramic mountain views, a haven of homesteading country for farmers and ranchers, and a constellation of tiny towns […]
In 1918, Spencer Penrose—one of the major creative forces behind Colorado Springs—envisioned and built the historic Broadmoor Hotel, a world-class resort destination. Soon after, he built a road up the side of Cheyenne Mountain. This 6-mile road wound its way along 16 switchbacks and gained more than 3,000 vertical feet, finally reaching a place called […]
Fly designer and fly fishing guide Juan Ramirez, is one of Southern Colorado’s most prominent anglers. On the river, Juan guides a range of clients for an ultimate Colorado fishing experience. On the fly tying vice, his designs have gained national recognition, and his hands-on instructional videos keep anglers tying and casting what the trout are hungry for.