Colorado's Creative Corridor runs through a handful of the state's Certified Creative Districts, including Carbondale, the North Fork Valley, Crested Butte, Ridgway and Salida — not to mention stunning landscapes, restaurants serving locally sourced menus and the spirit of the arts around every corner.
There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
True Nature's Sangha Kitchen has salads and soups crafted from locally grown items. Perch on the patio overlooking the Peace Garden for a truly serene post-yoga bite.
Bike or stroll along this 1-mile stretch of paved, artlined trail that runs between nearby Aspen and Glenwood Springs.
Every Thursday from early June through late August, this family-focused event offers caf scrambles, mutton bustin', barrel racing, bull and bronc riding and much more. Come out rain or shine!
Make your way an hour and 15 minutes south to lovely enclave of Paonia, passing by lush orchards and vineyards as you go.
Check Blue Sage's calendar to see if the concert series or choruses are taking place during your visit.
Start at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum and make your way through this charming town's Victorian-era sites.
No need to go far for breakfast — The Bross' breakfast buffet includes a hot main dish, fresh seasonal fruit, juice, homemade granola yogurt parfaits, breads with homemade jam and delicious coffee. When you've had your fill, head east for two hours to the active AND creative town of Crested Butte.
Take a an art, dance, cooking or other class in the Crested Butte Creative District.
Attend a music or dance performance or film event at one of the creative district's many event venues.
Trek south and west to the mountain-cradled town of Ridgway. Visit Lupita's Bizarre Bazaar, Art by the Park, Kane Scheidegger's studio and Timber Creek Gallery to get a taste of the local art flavor.
Stroll Ridgway's downtown park and alleys, discovering Alley Poems and Alley Art, as well as sculptures installed by Public Art Ridgway Colorado and the Town.
Tour Salida's charming downtown and visit several artist-owned galleries.