Perhaps you have explored Denver and wandered the undulating paths of Rocky Mountain National Park; maybe you have even summited Pikes Peak - one of the most popular fourteeners in the Colorado front range. Are you familiar, however, with the less populated and equally stunning Western Slope? The Western Slope of Colorado consists of everything in the state that is west of the continental divide. This region is considerably more remote than the front range, or Eastern Slope, which includes the larger cities - Denver and Colorado Springs. If you are looking to avoid big cities and find solitude in the outdoors while exploring Colorado, west of the divide is the place to be. Here you will find smaller crowds, greater seclusion, and charming mountain towns boasting great food, local breweries, and lively summer festivals.
I want to begin this Western Slope tour with Durango, a small city in the southwestern corner of Colorado. Durango provides all of the comforts and…
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