COLORADO

The 42nd state.
Capital: Denver
Motto: Nothing without providence
Flower: Colorado blue columbine
Bird: Lark bunting

BREWERIES

Better when you get it from the source

Denver

Offensively Delicious? That’s what our beer is. Always creative and packed with flavor. This is a beer for those that like to challenge the status quo. That are unapologetically themselves. The risk-takers. The rebel spirits. The Renegades. We don’t care about traditional styles or following the trends. We care about making f’n delicious beer that we are proud to serve.

Atlas Medstaff Reviews Hammer Brew's Imperial Stout HERE

Award-winning craft brewery open 7 days a week in downtown Greeley, CO. Committed to the craft and committed to our community!  We are proud to be a family friendly establishment, however we do ask that children are kept under direct supervision. Our beloved four-legged friends are welcome on our patio. Outside food is permitted and we have excellent food trucks Thursday through Saturday!

 

Atlas Medstaff Reviews "Juicy Bits" HERE

Wiley Roots Brewing Company believes beer should be unique, crafted from the highest quality ingredients, and brewed with a sense of responsibility to the craft and to the surrounding community. We believe that brewing craft beer is an art and that it should be grounded in the core values of honesty, integrity, hard work, and the belief in one’s ability to create and share. We are a small, independently owned brewery with a unique focus on mixed-culture, barrel aged, and spontaneous beers in downtown Greeley, Colorado. Our beers have been awarded medals at the Great American Beer Festival in 2018 (Silver), 2017 (Gold), 2015 (Gold), 2013 (Bronze), and 2017 (Silver) at the Mazer Cup International

Atlas Medstaff Reviews "Breakfast Strudels Morning Coffee Cake" HERE

Our story begins in the Sandlot Brewery at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, at the beginning of the 1995 baseball season. After earning his Ph.D. in brewing from the University of Brussels, our founder and head brewmaster Keith Villa returned stateside with the goal of brewing well-crafted beers inspired by Belgian styles, with a refreshing twist. Amongst the many beers one fan favorite emerged, in true baseball fashion they called it ‘Bellyslide Wit’. Someone said, “A beer this good only comes around once in a blue moon,” and thus Blue Moon® Belgian White Belgian-Style Wheat Ale was born.

Atlas Medstaff Reviews "Belgian White" HERE

Loveland Aleworks is an independent, family-owned brewery offering a selection of small batch handcrafted beers.

The brewery with its adjacent taproom is located in downtown Loveland with all its shops and restaurants a short stroll away. 

Brewer and owner Nick Callaway utilizes his years of brewing experience to create a range of beers inspired by traditional European and American craft beer styles

Atlas Medstaff Reviews "Tequila Barrel-Aged Sour" HERE

 

Fort Collins

Our co-founders built New Belgium Brewing Company on core values and beliefs that continue today. Before Kim Jordan and Jeff Lebesch ever sold a bottle of beer, they hiked into Rocky Mountain National Park with a jug of home brew in one hand and a pen and pad in the other. Together, they wrote down what they wanted to instill into this business dream of theirs.

Atlas Medstaff Reviews Fat Tire Belgium White HERE

Boulder

Since 1993 our brewery has been committed to producing eccentric ales and lagers that defy styles and categories. Our beers are thoroughly American at heart: blending Old World tradition and expertise with ingenuity, creativity and boldness.

Atlas Medstaff Reviews Raspberry Truffale HERE

Denver

We are a Denver brewery, and have been involved in the craft beer scene and the community here since the beginning. In 2013, we bought 5 acres in the nearby RiNo neighborhood. It wasn’t easy, but we are so happy to have a place only a mile down the road where we can continue growing for the next 21 years. We broke ground on phase one of our expansion in 2014. In 2015, we finally had the space in our new packaging facility to begin canning. We celebrated the opening of our Barrel Bar in July, and immediately began looking ahead to our Phase Two expansion.
Our brewery has become what it is today thanks to our hardworking, creative and passionate employees. Here at Great Divide, Bold Character is more than just a catchphrase, it’s the philosophy behind what we brew, how we think, and what we believe.

Atlas Medstaff Reviews "Strawberry Rhubarb Sour" HERE

Golden

Founder Luke Smith goal is to provide uniquely hand crafted ales and lagers for craft beer enthusiasts by sourcing the absolute highest quality of ingredients


As a former yeast microbiologist and translational research scientist, Luke’s passion is designing each individual beer with a unique water profile and a unique yeast strain, hosting the title “Fermentation Scientist”. His range includes fruit beers, sours, saisons and IPAs. Some say he has reinvented fruit beer and broken common stereotypes of the style. Sleepyhead Passionfruit Imperial Kolsch took home a silver medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Fest. Luke also won the 2014 Brewbound Startup Brewery Challenge in San Diego that led to a collaboration with Widmer Brothers Brewing. Luke also won a silver medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Fest for a Strong Pale Ale.


The coda symbol notes the end of a music passage. Like the end of the arduous brewing process or having a beer at the end of a day. Every beer has an audio paring. Coda's approach is tapping into that last sense of hearing by pairing beer with music and collaborating with musicians to make beer they want. They tap the beer on stage and as the music and beer come to an end, that is the coda experience. In essence, the science builds the beer and the music drives it.

Durango

When it comes to bringing home the bacon, assuming that bacon is made of the world’s best craft beer, nobody does it quite like Ska. From our flavor-packed favorite flagship brews to our ridiculously robust reincarnation libations, we’ve got the goods.

Denver

Using only the best ingredients, LowDown’s finely crafted beers vary in style from classics to our own modern interpretations. Constantly rotating, you’ll always find a favorite. This isn’t your everyday pub food, our from-scratch kitchen seeks local, sustainable, and organic ingredients. Our seasonal menu features fresh salads, hand-tossed pizzas, inspired sandwiches, and even weekend brunch.

Fort Collins

If you visit us in the taproom, you'll realize in a moment that Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, like many craft breweries, is a family-run place. Founded by Tim & Carol Cochran, but run (and occasionally overrun) by friends and family, you'll find our daughters behind the bar and our small staff being corralled into the fam.  

Horse & Dragon’s beer should go well with many of your favorite foods and we hope you fall into the habit of stopping by the taproom to say hello and fill your growler with your preferred brand to take home to share at dinner, or of ordering a pint to accompany your meal when you’re out and about in Fort Collins or elsewhere. 

Grand Junction

We opened Kannah Creek Brewing Company because Jim discovered that he had a real talent for brewing beer, and we wanted to share that. Having lived in big cities together, we liked the slower pace and easier lifestyle that Grand Junction, Colorado had to offer — not to mention the access to pristine mountain water flowing from our brewery's namesake. It takes pure, quality ingredients to make great beer and great food; for these, Colorado's Grand Valley is the land of plenty. 

We are overwhelmed with gratitude for our community's support and for our staff's loyalty and hard work throughout the years. Bringing our neighborhood brew pub dreams to life wouldn't have been possible without you.  

Each year, we partner with local non-profit organizations to host fundraising events. Giving back to the community, by simply doing what we do best, is our true joy.

Poncha Springs

Welcome to Elevation Beer Company! We brew in the rural mountain town of Poncha Springs, Colorado. Creating quality beer is our driving force. As a result, our tasting room features up to 16 beers on tap, one of which is a regularly rotating cask beer on a hand engine! Save some cash during happy hour in the tasting room every Monday-Thursday from 5-7pm.  Food trucks are on the property. Our patio is pet-friendly for friendly pets. In a hurry?  Beer to go is also available. Get to your next adventure without delay or stay and enjoy, you decide.
Elevation Beer Company is distributed by Elite Brands of Colorado, High Country Beverage,  Teton Distributing, and M&M Distributing to many fine liquor stores, bottle shops, bars and restaurants throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. Call your local retailer to check (or demand) availability. Cheers!

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Enjoy Nature

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Estes Park

Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests at over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top!

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Colorado Springs

Explore Colorado Springs' paradise in one magical stop. Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300' towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This world-class Visitor & Nature Center and museum is the most visited attraction in the region with all new interactive exhibits. Learn how the amazing red rocks got there with the NEW Geo-Trekker theater experience, shown every 20 minutes. Delight in one of Colorado's most photographed views while eating in our glass-enclosed café or from our terrace overlooking Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Where else can you eat inside a postcard?

Cedaredge

The Island Lake Trail #748 was built to aid fishermen and hikers with getting around Island Lake.  The trail intersects the Little Bear Campground at .84 miles from the East end; it also connects with the Island Lake Boat Launch and fishing area 1.3 miles from East. The West end of the trail is at the Island Lake Campground.  Campers from any one of these recreational areas may use this trail to tie in with the rest of the Ward Lake complex.  Island Lake is one of the larger lakes on the Mesa. This lake is routinely stocked with trout, and has also yielded the state record splake.

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Yampa

The Devil's Causeway, a narrow strip of land in the heart of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, is notorious for causing sheer terror, or awe and thrill, for those who dare to cross it. This "land bridge" is roughly 50 feet in length, and narrows to as little as 3 feet in width. On both sides of the rough and rugged trail (terrain is the more proper term) are 60-80 foot cliffs, with steep talus slopes dropping another 600-800 feet into the drainages below. Whether you consider it frightening, or thrilling, the Devil's Causeway offers hikers one of the most spectacular views in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Encompassing more than 235,000 acres, the Flat Tops are the second largest U.S. Wilderness Area in the state of Colorado.

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Pueblo

The Pike and San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) make up the most diverse forest unit throughout the five-state Rocky Mountain Region, covering three million acres. The Forest Service works within local communities across the landscape to successfully provide recreation opportunities, ecosystem services and resource production on these public lands.

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Crested Butte

This is the same popular trail that goes all the way to Aspen. The trail starts winding through forest next to Crystal River. A decaying cabin [2] is near the end of the forest. Just past there is also where the trail forks. Bear right at the fork and enter the amazing fields of wildflowers [4].
The next junction is just under 2 miles in and hard to spot. Look for a short wooden sign underneath the brush [5] and take the right fork toward West Maroon Pass. Continue up the valley ascending a gradual incline until the next signed junction for Frigid Air Pass [7]. West Maroon Pass is straight ahead.

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Silverton

Molas Lake Campground was granted to the Town of Silverton in 1925 from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.  The 137-acre campground sits along US 550 the “Million Dollar Highway” in the San Juan Mountains with the most spectacular peaks in the Colorado Rockies. 
Molas Lake Campground provides visitors with unforgettable scenery, a stocked 25-acre lake, National Forest access via the Colorado Trail, and starry skies free from light-pollution. There are 50+ campsites serving tent-campers, small RV's, pop-ups, and a few for even the largest RV's.

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Colorado Springs

Since 1973, Pikes Peak Region Attractions has been helping visitors find all the coolest things to do in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.  Originally created by a small group of area attractions, looking to pool their resources and market collaboratively, the association has grown into one of the best travel resources for the area.  Celebrating more than 45 years and 25 of the top attractions in the area, Pikes Peak Region Attractions is your one stop shop for all the best must-dos and must-sees in the Pikes Peak region.

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park was established in 1906 to preserve and interpret the archeological heritage of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from 600 to 1300 CE. Today, the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.

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Seven Falls

Behind you the prairies extend for hundreds of dry miles to the east. Ahead, the foothills rise abruptly, divided by winding streams that have carved out verdant valleys. Enter South Cheyenne Canyon – only five minutes from The Broadmoor – and you find yourself immersed in Colorado’s famous natural beauty at Seven Falls.
Called “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado”, the approach to Seven Falls excites the senses and foreshadows the dramatic landscape ahead. Crystal clear water from the Pikes Peak watershed has shaped a spectacular natural box canyon: the steep-walled, enclosed canyon that’s become symbolic of the American West.

Manitou Springs

Explore the fascinating architecture of the ancient Anasazi and browse through two museums featuring cultural displays all overlooking the historic town of Manitou Springs.
Be sure to include Manitou Cliff Dwellings during your visit to the Pikes Peak Region. The magic and mystery of the Native American culture is sure to delight visitors of all ages.

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Canon City

Join us on this amazing Colorado rafting trip through the Royal Gorge. Choose from either a Half Day or Full Day of world-class white water rafting. The Royal Gorge is world renowned for the epic scenery of the 1200' walls that tower over you, while you raft below the world's highest suspension bridge. The class III, IV, (V) white water of the Royal Gorge features many exciting rapids such as Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer and the Narrows, just to name a few...

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Mosca

Open all day and night year round, the tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience a starry sky on moonless nights, or a surreal walk on the dunes under bright full moonlight

 

WINERIES

Enjoy there or take a bottle (or two) home with you.

Pallisades

We first put roots down in growing wine grapes in 1980. Knowing Colorado has extremely limited areas for grape production we searched two of the areas in western Colorado renowned for growing peaches, cherries and apples. We correctly figured that if the weather was temperate enough for fruit trees it was likely wine grapes could be grown and thrive.

Estes Park

Located in the heart of beautiful Estes Park, Colorado - Snowy Peaks Winery offers a taste of Colorado. The winery tasting room offers samples of our own award-winning, handcrafted wines along with wines from some of Colorado's best boutique wineries. We have a wide selection of varieties made from Colorado grown grapes including Merlot, Syrah, Viognier and Riesling. Try a tasting flight so you can find the wine you like best, it's just $8 for samples of five wines of your choice from our extensive list.
Snowy Peaks also carries gourmet foods made by Colorado artisans to complement your wine selection. A sample of our products includes handmade cheeses and chocolates, unique jams and jellies and small batch sodas and fruit ciders for the non-wine drinkers. We also have a selection of wine related gift items made by local artisans.

Palisade

Welcome to Carlson Vineyards, Colorado Bonded Winery #13. Located in Palisade, Colorado our family-owned winery is focused on producing premium wines in the heart of Colorado's wine country. Pioneers of the Colorado wine industry, we use sun-ripened local grapes and fruit grown on the high elevation slopes of the Rocky Mountains to create easy drinking, regionally distinctive wines.
A visit to our winery and tasting room provides the opportunity to experience everything from our internationally awarded Riesling to our unique T-Red Lemberger to the perennial favorite sweet treat, Cherry 'n Chocolate.  Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and friendly staff and family members look forward to sharing our passion for our award-winning wines, beautiful region, and most importantly, our family, with you.

Cañon City

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has won over 100 awards and medals in prestigious international wine competitions in recent years. We are proud of our Colorado Wine and our continued dedication to excellence.

A dream of a fine Colorado winery located on the grounds of the historic Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, Colorado. Today, that dream is a reality, and the staff at the winery proudly invites you to share in the vision of those dynamic and innovative monks. Since July 2002, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has been attracting visitors from Colorado and all over the world. Striving to produce the best Colorado Wine, the winery is located on the pastoral and serene grounds of The Holy Cross Abbey, nestled against the spectacular backdrop of the Wet Mountains.  The Abbey Winery and tasting room are shining examples of what draws visitors to Cañon City and the Royal Gorge Region.

Grand Junction

Nestled between the gateways of the Colorado National Monument is our family operated winery. Although Two Rivers Winery and the Chateau are relatively new, they are both becoming Grand Junction’s Newest Tradition. The entire project was built literally from the ground up on 15 acres of vacant land in 1999.
Located in the Redlands area of Grand Junction, we offer wines of the noble varieties, which can be tasted and purchased in the intimate setting of our tasting room. Come enjoy an enlightening tour of the facility or pause to take in the unimaginable views. You are invited to sample our award winning wines and to discover a truly unique and unpretentious tasting experience.

Palisade

Hermosa Vineyards, is a cozy little winery in Palisade, dedicated to hand crafting the finest wine from grapes grown in the high mountain desert of western Colorado. All the wines are produced in very limited quantities. The goal is not to be one of the biggest  wineries in Palisade but rather one of the best! With some great wineries in Palisade, I'm in good company!

Palisade

From ancient times to today, meads, or honey wines, have warmed the hearts and lifted the spirits of mankind. At Meadery of the Rockies we have continued and expanded this tradition to include new tastes, flavors and experiences.
We are Colorado’s original meadery. Our wines are crisp, refreshing, and “buzzing” with flavor. We use only 100% pure, raw orange blossom honey in all of our wines. For our fruit blends, we use as much local produce as possible.
We offer a complete range of sweetness, alcohol levels and flavors.

Denver

We are a family-owned and operated winery located in Denver. Our award-winning wines are traditionally handcrafted, without addition of sulfites or other chemicals. The tastingroom and vineyard is located just 10 minutes from downtown Denver. When visiting you will be welcomed by John Balistreri, his wife Birdie or their daughter Julie. We offer tastings of our award winning wines and a tour of our wine cellar and winemaking facilities.

Palisade

Maison la Belle Vie means “House of Beautiful Life”, and this winery encompasses this expression – beautiful ambiance, beautiful surroundings, and of course, beautiful wine. Owner John Barbier’s favorite saying is, “Life is too short for cheap wine!” Using this idea as the foundation of its art, Maison la Belle Vie Winery emphasizes quality, taste, and elegance in every wine. Growing up in the Loire Valley of France, Mr. Barbier has the knowledge and skill that his family has perfected in the past 150 years of making wine.

Palisade

Our vision is to marry Sonoma expertise with the vitality of the Colorado wine industry. to We make local wines of the highest quality, brimming with the exuberance and taste that wine enthusiasts want to enjoy now.  Talon is unique as Colorado’s premier producer of a complete portfolio of award winning traditional, fruit, botanical and honey wines. With two wineries and a meadery, and over 40 unique varieties you can always find a delicious wine for every taste and occasion

 

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