Top travel locations to visit in Colorado and the best hotels

Top places to see in Colorado and the best boutique inns? Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre provides a unique natural landscape and live music all rolled into one. The park is centered around the incredible red rock formations for which it gets its name, and out of which the world famous amphitheatre was built. Visitors can walk around the stage, plus explore trails throughout the park. The venue also offers a world-class lineup of musicians during concert season through late-spring to fall, as well as a Film on the Rocks program.

Mount Evans Scenic Byway is located near the mining town of Idaho Springs. Head out of town on the CO highway 103 and drive to the highest paved road in North America. You’ll pass by gorgeous rows of pine trees until those give way to sharp rises that allow views into glacier-cut valleys and sharp peaks of rocky mountains that seem to never end. Not a drive for the faint of heart, as the trees disappear, so do the guardrails. Take your time around the curves for the sake of the views and your own safety. You’ll see mountain goats and bighorn sheep continue to graze without even batting an eye at your visit. Enjoy looking down on the world – the clouds don’t even make it up here all the time!

For a small wild West town, Golden has some great shopping! Stop into Truly Bohotique for local goods and boutique finds! Earth Sweet Botanicals is a great shop to find something aromatic for yourself or for a gift. Washington Avenue is home to many great shops, restaurants and other local businesses. Don’t forget to take a stroll down the blocks to see what you can find. Check out the Golden Events Calendar for up to date events that you may otherwise miss!! We’re excited about Friday night movies in Parfet Park! Stay tuned for the line-up! Of course, you can’t get this close and not take in the beauty of Red Rocks. Better yet, get tickets to see your favorite musician. Nothing beats a concert at the world-famopus Red Rocks Amphitheater! Find even more details at Hotel rooms in Golden CO.

Garden of the Gods, a registered National Natural Landmark, is a unique landscape of jagged stone towers and fins jutting up 300 feet from the earth, and giant balanced boulders and rock piles dotting the landscape, with distant mountains completing the scene. Fifteen miles of trails, most of which are short and easy, allow you to get up close to the dramatic rock formations and wander through the surreal scenery. The park is a popular area for rock climbing, but other activities in the park include road biking in designated biking lanes, mountain biking, horseback riding, and Jeep and Segway tours. The Garden of the Gods Park Visitor & Nature Center functions as a museum with exhibits and a 20-minute video on the geology of the park. Views from the visitor center are incredible, and the onsite café, with huge windows, is a great venue for enjoying a snack or beverage.

We operate The Dove Inn with a behind-the-scenes service model. While our hotel is technically a boutique bed and breakfast in Golden CO, the breakfast is continental style, usually including yogurt, granola, and pastries. We strive to source as much of our breakfast locally as we can and have coffee from some of the best local roasters like Huckleberry, Coda, and Two Rivers. Find additional details on