Top travel locations to visit in Colorado and the top boutique inn? Those looking for a scenic mountain drive will love the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, the highest paved road in North America. Mount Evans Road rises to a height of 14,130-feet above sea level and takes you right to the top of Mount Evans. Along the way, you’ll spot mountain goats and bighorn sheep as you pass alpine lakes and rock formations. It’s a once in a lifetime drive with plenty of places to stop and snap a photo.
The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is located in southern Colorado. Standing in stark contrast to mountains like the Rocky Mountain National Park, sandy dunes cover the land here, creating beautiful vistas that will remind you of vast deserts. Hit the dunes – the largest one, Star Dune, towers over the rest of the dunes. There are plenty of activities for outdoors lovers here. Explore the trails, you’ll find that they lead you through forests and wetlands that surround the dunes. You should also be sure to visit Medano Lake, one of several alpine lakes and filled with trout if you’re a fisherman. Trek out to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains – the Medano Pass Primitive Road guides you through a canyon until you reach the mountains.
A full, southern style breakfast can be found at Sassafras. Definitely order the Beignets and the Hot Sassafras Tea, if you’re not a coffee lover. But, if you’re like us, you prefer a late morning. Head on over to Abejas for brunch on Saturday and Sunday! Make a reservation, trust us. They have a seasonal menu that will not disappoint. Lunch is a no-brainer at Thai Gold. The lunch special is so much food! The restaurant has a great outdoor area and it’s across the street from the inn! Yes, please!! Indulge is definitely our favorite happy hour in town. The food is chef driven and unique and the wine is perfectly paired! We love the Ahi Tuna Guacamole, let them pick a great wine to go with it!! See even more information on Hotels in downtown Golden CO.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a fabulous, rugged looking canyon, and it’s remote enough that it has the feeling of being undiscovered. Steep cliff walls rise up from the Gunnison River, creating a narrow and dramatic canyon. The depth of the canyon is around 2,000 feet, with Gunnison Point and Chasm View at just over 1,800 feet and Warner Point at 2,722 feet. The main things to do here are to simply gaze out over the canyon and appreciate the environment or wander along the walking paths and short hiking trails on the rim. These are generally flat and easy trails. If you’re adventurous, you can hike into the canyon, but trails are not maintained or marked, conditions are difficult, and you are basically on your own and responsible for the costs of rescue, should the need arise. Three campgrounds are located in the park; the North and South Rim campgrounds are open to tents and RVs but the East Portal is only open to tents.
We operate The Dove Inn with a behind-the-scenes service model. While our hotel is technically a boutique bed and breakfast in Golden CO, the breakfast is continental style, usually including yogurt, granola, and pastries. We strive to source as much of our breakfast locally as we can and have coffee from some of the best local roasters like Huckleberry, Coda, and Two Rivers. Find additional info at https://www.doveinn.com/.