259 County Road 5 Leadville, CO 80461 +1 719 486 2176
If you want to add distance to your shots without enduring long weeks of lessons, play this course. At over 10,000 feet (3048 meters) it is the highest golf course in North America. The ball rockets through the thin air making you feel like a professional. The 9-hole course winds through stands of lodgepole pine and due to the altitude, the greens must use a special grass so they play very slow. The hour drive over scenic Independence Pass is worth the time.
Given the fact that this art gallery is remotely located in the Castle Creek Valley in an old log cabin that is across the street from the Ashcroft Ghost town, underscores its one-of-a-kind feel. Built in 1948, it has become world renown for earthy, handcrafted art. The gallery houses one of the finest collections of Zapotec rugs in North America. There are also ceramic sculptures, pottery, marble jewelry, custom carved doors and handcrafted wood furniture. Many of the items can be custom-made. Just the drive alone through the stunning Castle Creek valley is worth the visit.
132 Basalt Center Circle Basalt, CO 81621 +1 970 927 3441
Located at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan Rivers this fly specialist shop offers year-round fishing adventures. Guided trips range from half to full day and your choice of walk-and-wade or a float trip on a McKenzie River Boat. Its experienced guides will up your chances of catching trout by teaching you how to read water, what hatch the trout are feeding on and where to cast. If it is gear you crave Frying Pan Anglers carries waders, rods and reels, flies, nets, hats, rod cases, glasses and books.
121 West State Street Marble, CO 81623 +1 970 963 1464
The Marble Community Church is a small historic church established in 1908. Constructed with the Gothic style of architecture, the church has undergone sever modifications and restorations in the past years. The beautiful church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 owing to its history and rich architecture. Regular masses and ceremonies are conducted by the church even today.
642 Redstone Boulevard White River National Forest Redstone, CO 81623 +1 970 920 5380(Tourist Information)
The Osgood-Kuhnhausen House was one of the housing facilities commissioned by tycoon John C. Osgood, for workers in his company, Colorado Fuel and Iron. Established in 1901, the house is a simple structure, designed in the Tudor Revival style. The house was modified and sold to Harry Kuhnhausen in 1945. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Osgood-Kuhnhausen House also goes by the alternative name of Carina's Cottage.
0058 Redstone Boulevard White River National Forest Redstone, CO 81623 +1 970 963 9656
Redstone Castle is the former home of Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's founder John Cleveland Osgood. Following Osgood's demise in 1926, his third wife Lucille attempted to convert it into a resort but was met with failure. The entire estate sprawls across 150 acres (60.7 hectares) of land. The castle was designed by Theodore Boal in the Tudor style. Spread over 24,000 square feet (2,200 square meters), this vast mansion houses 42 rooms. Renowned names like John D. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan have visited the Osgoods at the Redstone Castle.
19 North 4th Street Carbondale, CO 81623 +1 970 963 3304
Steve's Guitars is venue that is solely dedicated to the art of music. Sans any pretensions, it welcomes one and all to enjoy good music. It clearly distinguishes itself from other establishments and does not deviate from music by doubling up as a restaurant or a bar. Here, you will get to hear diverse genres of music and artists/bands from different parts of the city. For more details, call ahead.
520 South 3rd Street Carbondale, CO 81623 +1 970 925 1663/+1 970 618 1104
The Performing Arts Center at Third Street or PAC3 was founded in 2011 with an aim to equip the region with a community space that was more than just a simple hall. Throughout the year, this center hosts variety of events ranging from concerts, expositions and similar cultural events. With a capacity of 541 (standing) and 365 (seating), space is certainly not a constraint here. The PAC3 can also be hired for private events and celebrations. For booking information and other details, call ahead.
A small hill situated to the south of the town of Snowmass Village, Fanny Hill is a favorite recreational spot in town. Ideal for camping or picnics, the hill is also the starting point for Sky Cab and the Village Ski Lift. Fanny Hill also features prominently for being the venue for a number of events, including the Thursday Night Free Concert series.
The venue for the Snowmass Village Rodeo Grounds, these grounds lie near the municipality of Snowmass Village. These rodeo grounds see a commendable number of visitors for the annual rodeo festival, and is thus big enough to accommodate the growing crowds. There is a horse arena, with stables, and concession stands, to ensure the visitors do not go hungry. So, if you are an avid supporter of rodeo, or just a curious traveler, then a trip to these rodeo grounds is highly recommended.
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