The Elevation Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Crested Butte
... structures in America. We started up the Mesa, driving through the tunnel into the forests. Past the forest the road splits up into two mesas and then splits again. The place is like a hand with fingers spread out. Each road leads down a different finger. We drove straight to "Spruce House," the only ruin accessible via self-guiding. There is a steep quarter mile hike to get to it from the VC and artifact-filled museum atop the cliff. People huffing and puffing back ...
... biking. Our bike mechanic was Jefe Branham, the guy who just won the Tour Divide race. That race is intense, and I am in awe of this guy's achievement. It starts in Canada and finishes in New Mexico- 2,700 miles and 200,000 vertical feet. Jefe completed it in 16 days, averaging 170 miles per day... Many of those miles on isolated dirt trails. He was super friendly and totally willing to talk about the race and let us ...
... didn't get to see any deer or black bears (which are common here). Then we drove back to Snowmass Village where we had lunch in town. We went back to Veda's and chilled, watched some of the World Cup games and relaxed. In the evening, we drove into Aspen to have dinner and watch the fireworks. We had dinner outside at a cute little Irish restaurant in the middle of town and then we walked ...
... having dinner with them on our rush home. We spent the day exploring Aspen and finding a few good restaurants to try. We tried to drive out to Marroon Bells but it was buses only and we didn't want to leave Duke for that long a time. We did manage brunch at BB's and dinner at Rustique. And Duke got to run around a park in downtown Aspen with a lot of other pampered ...
Beautiful canyon, very different from the canyons we've been seeing in Arizona and Utah. Awesome place for our first night in Colorado, the spring snow melt was in full swing so the river was raging. From high above at the lookouts you could here the river below, it sounded like a constant roar of thunder. Watched a beautiful sunset and Laurie got some fantastic ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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