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Colorado Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

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Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is located at the base of Mt. Princeton in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The picturesque setting creates a relaxing ambiance to get-a-away from city life. People come for both the scenery and the hot springs. Hotel Details Parking: Designated accessible parking is available in the lot next to the lodge and one spot is located in front of the hot spring pools. Doors: The main/front doors to the lodge and the hot springs are automatic, but others are not, including the exit door to the actual hot spring pools. Check-in Desk: Not lowered...

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Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs

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The Garden of the Gods is a 1300-acre city park in Colorado Springs, Colorado that features colorful, towering rock formations amid stunning views of Pikes Peak in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. In the late 1800’s the property was owned by Charles Elliott Perkins, president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, who planned to use it as a summer home. He decided to leave this special landscape in its natural state and allow the public to share its unique beauty. After he died, his family donated the property to the City of Colorado Springs in 1909...

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Colorado Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in central Colorado protects one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world where a prehistoric redwood forest and lake were buried and preserved by ancient volcanic eruptions. Petrified stumps of massive redwood trees still stand as testimony on the site, and the fossils of plants and insects found there provide a fascinating glimpse at a lush ecosystem and climate very different from the ones that exist today. Because the park is not large (~3.5 by 4 miles), it can be explored in a few hours to a half-day. I...

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Colorado: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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The lesser-known Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a stunning sight in the state of Colorado that rivals many famous U.S. National Parks. This impressive rocky canyon carved by the Gunnison River was named “Black” because it is so deep, so sheer and so narrow that very little sunlight can penetrate it — that also makes it hard to see all the way down to the river 2700′ below! The canyon is 48 miles long, 14 miles of which were protected as a national park in 1999. Plan a visit to experience breath-taking scenes of the chasm and...

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Colorado: Great Sand Dunes National Park

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You might be surprised to learn that the tallest sand dunes in North America are nowhere near either coast; they are spread across 30 square miles of the San Luis Valley in southeastern Colorado. These sand dunes are part of Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, a protected high-elevation area that shelters several diverse ecosystems; from wetlands and grasslands, to pinyon pine and juniper forests, to alpine lakes and tundra. A large portion of the park is rugged wilderness accessible only on foot or by high-clearance, 4WD vehicles, but the area around the sand dunes is the most...

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Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park Guide

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Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is a hiker’s paradise with over 50 day hikes and many opportunities for multiple day backpacking trips. Wonderful for able-bodied visitor but challenging for those who use wheelchairs or scooters to get around. All is not lost though! There are five short trails that the park has designated as accessible to some degree. We visited all of them plus a few other ones that are not marked as accessible but can be visited with help. [Show slideshow] 12► Most people drive through the park from east to west. Going in that direction the first trail encountered...

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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Accessibility

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People started living on the tops of the mesas around 400 AD then about 1190 AD, for reason that are not entirely clear, they moved off the mesas into cliff dwellings with ladders and toe-holds as the only way to access their villages. The cliff dwellings were abandoned a short time later around 1300 AD, most likely because of the severe drought that lasted for 24 years. Many of descendants of the Mesa Verde people now live in the Pueblo communities of New Mexico. Although local people were aware of the cliff and mesa dwellings they left them undisturbed....

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Boudler, CO: Pearl Street Shopping & Dining

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For my little sisters graduation I traveled to Boulder, Colorado, a wonderful mountain city with so much do. Nestled against the Flat Iron rocks, the entrance to the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is overwhelmingly filled with restaurants, cafes, shops and boutiques.  Pearl Street is the main outdoor hang out spot where the exceptionally wide side walks are totally blocked off from cars, which makes it safer for any disabled traveler. When dining, I would highly recommend The Kitchen, located right off pearl street. The decor is fabulous and the menu features all organic items which makes anything you oh so very good and...

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Courtyard by Marriott in Boulder, Colorado

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Boulder, CO – The Courtyard by Marriott in Boulder Colorado offers wheelchair accommodations. For instance, a large bathroom with a roll-in shower bench equipped with an accessible soap dish and hand-held shower nozzle. The room also has a lowered closet bar to hang one’s clothes. My two complaints are if traveling alone then you’ll have call the front desk because a wheelchair user will not be able to initially reach the shower nozzle and if you’re a girl the hair-dryer is hung out of reach. [Show...

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