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The Most Haunted Locations in Colorado

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From hotels to mines, discover some of the most haunted locations in Colorado here. Haunted places to visit in Colorado include Aspen, Estes Park, and more.

When you visit Colorado in October, there are endless fall activities to partake in. There are hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and apple orchards galore. While these events are great for families, what about those who are on the hunt for something a little more sinister? We have you covered. Prepare to be spooked with our list of some of the most haunted places to visit in Colorado.

Discover the Best Horseback Riding in Colorado

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Our list of Colorado's best horseback riding opportunities is sure to inspire your next adventure. Discover horseback riding in Estes Park, Colorado, and more here.

There are so many places to go horseback riding in Colorado and experience the beauty of nature. From sleighrides in the wintertime to summer trots through the meadows, there's no better time than now to start planning your next adventure. Not sure where to start your search? Get inspired by our list of the best horseback riding sites in Colorado.

Horseback Riding in Estes Park, CO, and Other Locations

Colorado Parks halts fishing in the 'toilet bowl' as scheduled maintenance begins

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The City of Aspen has scheduled annual maintenance of the hydroelectric plant on the dam at Ruedi Reservoir which began Monday. During the approximately 10-day effort, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will implement a voluntary fishing closure in the 'toilet bowl,' a popular fishing hole located on the Fryingpan River at the base of the dam's outlet.

Ranger Station: important tips for enjoying winter camping in Colorado

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For most, the camping season ends on Labor Day when even the chance of cool weather sends them hibernating in motels until spring.

But I love fall, when the temperatures drop, the leaves turn color and the crowds at most state parks diminish. This is the perfect combination for some cold-weather camping.

It's a thing whether you are in an RV, camper, tent or yurt. And it can be a great experience. But it requires thinking ahead to ensure you have fun and stay safe. Here are a few tips. 

Wolf Creek Ski Area opens today for winter season

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Wolf Creek received a 30-inch storm over the past week, allowing for the second-earliest opening in the resort's history as slopes open Saturday.  The all-natural settled base is 24 inches at the midway with 30 inches year-to-date this season. Wolf Creek will be open Saturday and Sunday and continue weekend operations until snow conditions allow skiing throughout the week.

Deadline July 20 for State Fair Fine Arts Entries

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Artists throughout Colorado are busy preparing their artwork for the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. The popular and prestigious part of the annual event showcases original artwork by Colorado residents. 

All artwork chosen for the exhibition will be on display in the Fine Arts Building during the entire length of the Fair. Two divisions for artwork submission are being offered: Emerging Artist and Professional. 

Fresh Air Friday – Skip the Crowds, Enjoy Colorado Parks

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Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busy holiday season, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges you to step away from the hustle and bustle this time of year can bring. November 24, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invite you to connect with family and friends by getting outside and celebrating Fresh Air Friday.