Sunday, June 7, 2009

Colorado Scenic Byways and B&B's Along the Way!


Summer has officially arrived and our Colorado B&Bs are the perfect place to experience outdoor adventure or romantic bliss. Colorado offers spectacular scenery featuring fun activities such as biking, hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fishing and so much more. Spend your days finding your adventurous spirit or lazily spending time sitting by a stream or taking in our fresh Colorado air. Perhaps an historic museum, fine arts center, craft fair or shopping excursion is to your liking. No matter your interests, tastes and abilities, your Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado innkeeper-hosts are always pleased to help you find your perfect activity. Whether you prefer an historic Victorian, a cozy cottage, a stately castle, rustic log home or a modern mansion, our Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado (BBIC) member inns are ready to serve. Sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter, Colorado Inn-Spirations!

Order your 2009 Bed & Breakfast Innkeeper's of Colorado State Guide - Recently updated with all new members and including a scenic byway map of the state, sure to help you plan your trip!

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, a Colorado B&B is waiting for you. This month, check out our special Scenic Byway feature in Northwest Colorado along Trail Ridge Road and planning your stay in Estes Park or nearby Boulder...

Our distinct Colorado B&Bs are ready to welcome you with a genuine smile, personalized service, clean and comfortable accommodations and a delicious homecooked breakfast.

Trail Ridge Road Scenic Byway-

Colorado B&Bs await your Adventurous Spirit!

Winding through the forests and mountains of the Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road encompasses over 50 miles of beautiful landscapes. Stop at the overlooks that line the byway for magnificent yet different vistas of the Rocky Mountains, which tower at more than 14,000 feet. Take a short five-minute stroll at the Forest Canyon Overlook and marvel at the view of Forest Canyon, Hayden Gorge, and Gorge Lakes. Stand on the roof of the Rockies at Rock Cut. Pull over at Rainbow Curve, elevated over two miles above sea level, and see trees transformed by long, repeated exposure to the harsh winds, ice, and grit of this severe environment.

At Milner Pass, the byway meets the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, which crosses approximately 3,100 miles ranging from the Canada-Montana border to the Mexico-New Mexico border. At elevations over 10,000 feet, this trail offers spectacular views of the Rockies and the meadows that lie at their base. Spend a few hours or a few days exploring the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.


(Long's Peak pictured at Left) Explore the abundance of adventure found year-round in Rocky Mountain National Park. During winter, snow blankets the forests and meadows, inviting you to snowshoe or cross-country ski. In warmer months, campers and fishers find serenity and solitude away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Over 350 miles of trails await hikers and backpackers of all skill levels. Wildlife-watchers also know the splendor of this protected area and its numerous opportunities to see rare animals and plants. Eagles and peregrine falcons reign in the skies; marmots and pikas scamper along the ground. Alpine tundra wildflowers bloom in brilliant shapes and shades. Camp in the National Park, where the clear atmosphere on balmy summer nights magnifies the glittery night sky.

This region contains some of Colorado's finest scenery, framed by the majesty of the Rocky Mountains. An adventurer's paradise, trees and trails thrive throughout the acres surrounding the byway. Take a leisurely drive or pack for weekend campout; Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road Scenic Byway is sure to exceed your expectations.
Close by B&Bs include Anniversary Inn, Black Dog Inn, Quilt House Bed & Breakfast, Sonnenhof Bed & Breakfast, Taharaa Mountain Lodge . For details on Colorado and National Scenic Byways

Estes Park, Colorado, the gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park, is on of Colorado's favorite vacation destinations. Rich in history, the town of Estes Park features hundreds of unique shops, galleries and restaurants for you to enjoy. A variety of unique Bed and Breakfast properties, each inspected and approved, provide accommodations for any budget. Here you'll find world class hiking, biking, fishing, climbing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing plus many other activities and attractions and adventures for all ages and interests including horseback riding, golf, boating and museums. Sightseeing is unsurpassed as you venture up RMNP's Trail Ridge Road - the highest, continuous paved highway in the United States - into an alpine environment. Explore the high country and vast tundra, strewn with tiny wildflowers, then cross the Continental Divide. Enjoy nature at its finest with a tranquil stroll around Bear Lake, or drive the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway. Renown for its elk, deer and many other species of animals, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park area offer incredible opportunities for wildlife watching. Estes Park is a choice location for weddings, conferences and family reunions. The majestic Rocky Mountains and our warm, charming mountain town will give you
memories to last a lifetime.

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