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Best Beer & Bike Trips - Fruita

June 26, 2017
Navigate the bizarrely named roads north out of Fruita to some of the best single-track in Colorado.  From the roundabout downtown head north on N. Mesa Street.  Turn right onto K Road and after almost a quarter mile turn left onto N. Maple Street.  Continue onto 17 1/2 Road for 3 miles.  Turn Right onto N 3/10 Road and then a half mile later take a left on 18 Road.  You'll know you're heading in the right direction if the Book Cliffs, the walls along the mesa, keep getting closer.  Pull into the 18 Road parking lot 8 miles later.  On a dry day the trails are hard, smooth and fast.  

Blast down Prime Cut or Kessle's for a luge-like ride, or straddle the skinny spines of Joe's Ridge.  And, always keep an eye on the clouds. Rain turns the desert clay into "peanut butter", and makes for Quick read more or view full article a very long day if you're on one of the outer loops - no one likes to walk a bike, especially when the wheels don't turn!  

Head Back to Fruita for a 18 Road IPA at Copper Club Brewing or an S.O.B. from Suds Brothers.  Or, enjoy a Standing Wave Pale Ale  at Kannah Creeks Edgewater Brewery-West. Read Less
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December in Crested Butte

December 1, 2016

The last snow storm sure made the start to December a beautiful one.  Just this morning, while looking at our snow covered mountains I said, "I'll never get tired of this view".  With 23 inches YTD and more snow expected this week, skiing is off to a great start.  Photo below curtesy of TravelCrestedButte.

Decembers highlights...

December 3rd - Beacon Brush up

All backcountry skiers - this is a must attend event.  Starts at 9:00 at the Community School.  Free and free beer - really...you should go!

December 10th - Get the Girls Out ski event

Join some fabulous female CBMR Ski Instructors for a free day of skiing. Click Here for info.

December 10th - The World Famous Santa Ski and Crawl

Yes, I said world famous!  Such a fun event - starts at 2:00.  Sign up Here.

December 10th - Christmas Tree light up night

After skiing, stay up on the mountain for Quick read more or view full article the tree lighting, complete with hot cocoa and a visit from Santa.

December 18th - 23rd - Rock on Ice

Watch as two of the world's most renowned ice carvers create life sized sculpture.

December 23rd - Crested Butte Nordic Center Yurt Dinner

After 22 years of living in CB, this is still one of my favorite events.  If the 23rd doesn't work, there are still more dates in December, Click Here for more info and dates.

December 24th - Torchlight Parade and Santa's Sleigh Ride

Watch Santa come down the mountain in his sleigh and hand out candy canes to all the kids.  Starts at dusk.

December 30th - Warren Miller Presents; Here, There and Everywhere

Who doesn't love a good Warren Miller film and this one features Crested Butte! Click Here for tickets.  Don't wait, this one will sell out.

December 31st - New Year Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

This is another event that I don't miss.  It's a perfect and festive way to end 2016.  Dress warm it starts at dusk.

 

I honestly can't think of a better place to be in December than Crested Butte, the snow, lights and beauty make this place magical.  For those looking for the latest travel deals click Here.  If you are wanting a real estate update, check out my website or call me.

I hope to see you on the slopes!

Dawn

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