A spring visit to Colorado including the cities of Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and a few others. The main focus of the trip is to survey the Craft Beer scene and see where the movement is going. Colorado, aside from having beautiful mountain scenery is also ground zero
A small sample of some of the bizarre art Denver airport welcomed us to Colorado. A demonic figure sits inside an article of luggage, or as I was informed by a woman at the info kiosk “its a gargoyle, not a demon”.
The name of the River North Arts District of course has been shortened to RiNo to meet hipster qualifications. Then that shortened name was changed to Rhino so they can use the image of the animal. (https://rinoartdistrict.org/) The area itself formerly was an industrial area just northeast of downtown Denver.
After walking the entire arts district it was time for a break and travel by car. A trip up to the famed Rocky Mountain national park was mapped out.
With a day of hikes and drives ahead we decided a full sit-down breakfast was in order to tide us over. The Buff restaurant in downtown Boulder is
Another breakfast, fortunately there is Torchy’s Tacos! Now we just need espresso; well there is a place called Hot Chick A Latte Coffee House .
A clear sunny day welcomed us in the morning so we decided to drive over to the beautiful Eldorado Canyon State Park. Fantastic twisty roads
A Mexican breakfast then a hike through a park that apparently has mountain lions! Fort Collins followed via a series of twisty mountain roads.