The Park County towns of Fairplay, Bailey and Lake George are packed with scenic vistas, meandering streams and placid rivers, historic sites and friendly places to eat and commune with the locals.
A few tips:
• Prime leaf-peeping is in September
• Check restaurant schedules, as some are closed in the winter or during weekdays
• Visit natural areas during the week to get some alone time with nature
The South Park National Heritage Area frequently seeks volunteers to help with their geo-tour maintenance and other projects.
This moderate hike within the park is an excellent route for spotting elk on the way to the waterfalls. Pack plenty of water and energy — it's 10 miles long round trip! Learn more >>