Travel Archives

  1. Salida’s Bud Benches help build community and share rides

    Skiers and snowboarders hoping for a ride to Monarch Mountain will have three new options in the form of ride-hailing benches that have been installed around Salida. The “Bud Benches” at Café Dawn in downtown Salida, Tenderfoot Health Collective and Colorado Sports Recycler on U.S. 50 will help connect people driving to Monarch Mountain with…

  2. I-70 toll lane to open for 2015 winter season

    If you haven’t noticed already, after two summers of construction we have a new, third lane available on I-70 eastbound from Empire to Floyd Hill. Starting in late 2015, just in time for the winter season to get into full swing, any vehicles using the new lane (with an ExpressToll account and pass) will have…

  3. Local Highlight: updated Ski Bumper details, interview

    New Ski Bumper

    We’re huge fans of Colorado-based Sport Bumper and use the Ski Bumper every time we go skiing. Denver local Bo Pitto founded Sport Bumper back in the fall of 2011 and has been constantly working on new product technology and designs, sourcing new materials, and getting into more stores. Not only is Sport Bumper designed…

  4. New Twin Tunnel Lane Open

    Just in time for the holidays, the new, eastbound lane form Idaho Springs to Floyd Hill is open! From the I-70 Coalition: “There are now three lanes through this section, a much-improved tunnel as far as lighting and aesthetics, and some of the dangerous curves east of the Twin Tunnel have been straightened a bit…

  5. DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge completes two year renovation

    New this season, the DoubleTree by Hilton in Breckenridge has undergone a two-year, complete renovation of all 208 guest rooms, meeting rooms, event space and public areas. According to the press release, each of the 208 newly refreshed guest rooms feature flat-screen, LCD TVs; mini-refrigerators; the DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience; spacious work…

  6. Update on I-70 Twin Tunnels project from Summit County Voice →

    Bob Berwyn has an update on CDOT’s progress on the Twin Tunnels project:

    Part of the project could be done in time for the upcoming ski season. The improvements could shave a few minutes off the trip back to Denver, and, more importantly, should help reduce the number of accidents along that stretch, which can bring traffic to a standstill for hours.

    I didn’t realize the full scope of the project, which also includes straightening the turns over Clear Creek, will be partially done by the end of the year, and the rest by next summer.

  7. car2go in Denver →

    I was one of the earliest to register for B-Cycle (Denver’s bike sharing system) and now I’m excited to sign up for car2go in Denver.

    Different from some existing car sharing services (which I’ve also tried), car2go has worked out a local ‘zone’ where if you park on the street (even in metered areas), you can leave the car there instead of being tied to specific parking lots of spots in the city. So, I can literally park in front of my house after taking a trip and use the app to find the nearest car (which may be in my neighborhood or on the same street where I work). It’s a great service and made me think of this quote:

    A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation — Enrique Penalosa, Mayor of Bogota

    For a limited time, the $35 registration fee is waived if you use offer code “ROCKIES”. Check out car2go in Denver.