Pueblo

Pueblo

It’s said that the earliest permanent building in Colorado was erected in Pueblo by Lt. Zebulon Pike while he explored this part of the West. On his heels, Colorado’s earliest pioneers established Fort Pueblo, a trading post on the banks of the Arkansas River, which flows out of the nearby Sangre de Cristo mountain range. The arrival of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in 1872, combined with the availability of coal, came together to create what later was known as the Steel City, which became Pueblo’s identity. But Pueblo has changed over time, steel mills giving way to the Riverwalk and family cafes joined by upscale restaurants. Today, the city is a thriving town that values culture and arts as well as livestock shows and hot-rod expos. One of the city’s claims to fame is its Mexican food. Pueblo farmers grow their own variety of green chile, made into a savory stew to top just about anything edible. Local growers bring their produce to farmers’ markets all over the region each summer. Each fall, the Chile & Frijoles Festival celebrates the harvest and the city’s Hispanic heritage. Downtown events often revolve around the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center and adjacent Buell Children’s Museum, which has won national recognition for excellence. The city’s ambitious Nature and Raptor Center provides pleasant hiking along the river and houses rescued wild birds such as owls and eagles. There’s also Lake Pueblo State Park west of town, where fishing, boating and other water sports are the order of the day. And in City Park, there’s a zoo, including children’s carnival rides and...
Basalt

Basalt

Nestled between the majestic Sopris and Basalt mountains, cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking trails abound through thousands of acres of pristine mountain wilderness. Today, Basalt is known as a vacation mecca for families and sports enthusiasts. Located between Glenwood Springs and Aspen, world-class skiing and cultural opportunities are only minutes away. Amid the myriad of activities, Basalt still preserves it original, quaint charm. This fishing paradise sits at the confluence of two Gold Medal rivers, the Frying Pan River and the Roaring Fork River, which appropriately roar out of the Sawatch Range east of Aspen. The Roaring Fork’s waters slow considerably as they reach Basalt, entering town with a pleasant gurgle. Look for serious whitewater rafting and kayaking from west of Aspen to Basalt, while leisurely float trips drift down the 12-mile lower part of the Roaring Fork, from Basalt to Carbondale. Ruedi Reservoir offers the most beautiful setting for windsurfing, sailing and skiing. Nearby White River National Forest, which blankets Basalt on both sides, is ideal for fishing or hiking. There is also very hospitable lodging right in town and within walking distance to great shopping and dining. More than 20 restaurants and countless boutiques and specialty stores complete the serene scene. American Eagle Limousine is one stop shop for all your transportation needs, call us today, and let us share with you the way transportation is meant to be. American Eagle Limousine 837 Park Avenue West Suite 201 Denver, Colorado 80205 PH: 303-332-7307 Fax: 303-945-4780 E-mail: americaneaglelimousine@yahoo.com website: http://www.americaneaglelimousine.net official page: American Eagle...
Silverton

Silverton

Tiny and nestled between two rugged San Juan Mountain passes, Red Mountain and Molas, Silverton has been a beloved destination since its mining days. Many visit Silverton to board the northern terminus on the beautiful Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tour. Challenging mountain biking is found all around Silverton on old mining roads that today serve as excellent four-wheel routes, too. The Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, over two passes to Ouray and Lake City, is a top four-wheel excursion. Hiking trails are accessible in the surrounding San Juan National Forest, including easy access to the Continental Trail in the Weminuche Wilderness. Silverton’s best family destination in winter is Kendall Mountain, with ski lift tickets under $20, as well as rentals of sleds, ice skates, snowshoes and tubes. For the more intrepid skiers and snowboarders, Silverton Mountain is Colorado’s highest and steepest ski mountain, with un-groomed, no-easy-way-down expert terrain. For something even more extreme, the resort’s heli-skiing program gives you the kind of access you’ve only seen in Warren Miller movies. Most of the downtown in a designated National Historic District and the San Juan County Historical Society, in the old county jail, is good for uncovering the past. Three other historic venues make for interesting stops: Old Hundred Gold Mine, Mayflower Gold Mill National Historic Site and the Victorian Grand Imperial Hotel. American Eagle Limousine is one stop shop for all your transportation needs, call us today, and let us share with you the way transportation is meant to be. American Eagle Limousine 837 Park Avenue West Suite 201 Denver, Colorado 80205 PH: 303-332-7307 Fax: 303-945-4780 E-mail: americaneaglelimousine@yahoo.com website: http://www.americaneaglelimousine.net...
Georgetown

Georgetown

If they made a movie about early mining towns, Georgetown could be the star. The active Historic Georgetown, Inc. seees that it stays that way, and the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District recalls the days of the silver boom in this area, located just 45 minutes west of Denver. You’ll find artifacts from the era preserved at the Hotel de Paris, now a museum, and see how the well-to-do lived at the historic Hamill House Museum. Once the third-largest town in Colorado, Georgetown is now home to slightly more than 1,000 residents. But on weekends, its capacity overflows with visitors who want to shop, sightsee, have lunch or spend the night at a Victorian bed-and-breakfast inn. The Georgetown Loop Railroad is a major attraction here, and takes visitors on a round-trip narrow-gauge steam train ride from Georgetown to nearby Silver Plume and back, with an optional stop for a tour of the Lebanon Silver Mine. Near town is the breathtaking Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, which at its 11,600-foot summit might leave you breathless. If wildlife watching is your passion, stop at the Georgetown Wildlife Viewing Area for a glimpse of one of the hundreds of bighorn sheep living in the area. American Eagle Limousine is one stop shop for all your transportation needs, call us today, and let us share with you the way transportation is meant to be. American Eagle Limousine 837 Park Avenue West Suite 201 Denver, Colorado 80205 PH: 303-332-7307 Fax: 303-945-4780 E-mail: americaneaglelimousine@yahoo.com website: http://www.americaneaglelimousine.net official page: American Eagle...
Bailey

Bailey

Situated along a scenic curve in the South Platte River, rustic Bailey serves up healthy doses of beautiful canyon scenery. Its mountain-wilderness backdrop lends a particular charm to this sleepy mountain town. The five-acre McGraw Park features several historic structures, including an 1864 log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse from 1894. The park leads to a trail offering another 10 acres for nature exploration. Recent improvements to the park include picnic facilities, trout-fishing enhancements and a whitewater kayak launch. Bailey sits just outside the Lost Creek Wilderness Area in the Pike National Forest, where week-long backpacking trips and day hikes are popular. The logging roads and pack trails crisscrossing the area’s hilly terrain are a mountain biker’s dream and first-rate fly-fishing opportunities abound. If your stomach’s begging for a pit stop, the local eateries should satisfy the craving. Whether you stop in Bailey for a quick lunch or a week-long excursion, be on the lookout — a herd of bighorn sheep live in the mountains just outside town. American Eagle Limousine is one stop shop for all your transportation needs, call us today, and let us share with you the way transportation is meant to be. American Eagle Limousine 837 Park Avenue West Suite 201 Denver, Colorado 80205 PH: 303-332-7307 Fax: 303-945-4780 E-mail: americaneaglelimousine@yahoo.com website: http://www.americaneaglelimousine.net official page: American Eagle...
Grant

Grant

Set in the mountains just south of the Mount Evans Wilderness Area, the small towns of Shawnee and Grant consist of a couple of restaurants surrounded by rustic lodges and guest ranches. The drive along U.S. 285, a former railroad line serving Denver, features mountain vistas, winding canyons, quaking aspens and craggy granite outcroppings. The scenic roadway is especially stunning during the changing of aspen leaves in late September. The South Platte River follows the highway, making Shawnee a popular fishing destination. If you’re in the area, visit the Shawnee Tea Room or the shady Glen Isle Resort, now on the National Register of Historic Places. A turn onto County Road 62 in Grant leads to a dirt road winding to the top of Guanella Pass, via the Guanella Pass Scenic and Historic Byway, and down the paved side into historic Georgetown. This road affords superb views of changing aspens each fall. Just beyond Grant, U.S. 285 climbs to 10,000-foot Kenosha Pass, a mecca for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. This mountain pass also provides a spectacular vista of the South Park National Heritage Area. The famed 500-mile Colorado Trail crosses the highway here and winds its way into the resort town of Breckenridge, while to the south of Grant awaits the Pike National Forest, some of the best mountain hiking in the state. American Eagle Limousine is one stop shop for all your transportation needs, call us today, and let us share with you the way transportation is meant to be. American Eagle Limousine 837 Park Avenue West Suite 201 Denver, Colorado 80205 PH: 303-332-7307 Fax: 303-945-4780 E-mail: americaneaglelimousine@yahoo.com...