Tabernash, Colorado with The Colorado Traveling Ducks

We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, will show you another small Colorado mountain town today.   A few miles from Winter Park, Colorado, a major ski destination, is Tabernash.

Welcome to Tabernash

Welcome to Tabernash

This is a rural Colorado mountain town.  There are no suburbs here.

We love the open spaces here

We love the open spaces here

Just beautiful open space.   One of the major gathering places is the Tabernash Tavern.

Tabernash Tavern

Tabernash Tavern

Open for Happy Hour and dinner, it is the place to be.   We think this store has the perfect name.

The Warm Store

The Warm Store

The Warm Store was very inviting last week; it was 9 degrees when we were there.   About 2 miles east of Tabernash is Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

Devil's Thumb Ranch in Colorado

Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Colorado

Across from the lodge at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, we noticed these solar panels.

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

Colorado has more days of sunshine than Miami, Florida, so solar energy is often used.   In addition to the lodge, humans can rent cabins.

Several cabins but much privacy

Several cabins but much privacy

There are several here.   This one even comes with icicles.

Cabin at Devil's Thumb Ranch Colorado

Cabin at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Colorado

Guests can head to the stables for horseback rides.

Stables. Want to ride?

Stables. Want to ride?

Often the horses are pulling sleighs through the snow.

Getting to pull a sleigh

Getting to pull a sleigh

These horses are getting ready for a sleigh.    This resort has much flat land and many cross country ski trails.

Cross country skiing

Cross country skiing

Devil’s Thumb Ranch is a great place to visit and when we were there, it was not very crowded.   What a great place for cross country skiing, and only a few minutes from Mary Jane Mountain at Winter Park Resort.   You may also snowshoe, ice skate and going tubing here.   For more information, visit    www.DevilsThumbRanch.com     The Colorado Traveling Ducks hope you enjoy much of what Colorado offers.

Granby, Colorado with Zeb, Soapy Smith and JB Duck

We love Colorado.   From federal buildings to top ski resorts; from prairies to small frontier towns, the variety is wonderful.   Granby, Colorado is an old feeling small town located in the mountains of northern Colorado.   This sign welcomes us to Granby, a city in Grand County.

Welcome to Granby, Colorado

Welcome to Granby, Colorado

The tourist office recommended we browse here, but the store was not open yet.

Corner Mall in Granby. This store has a little of everything

Corner Mall in Granby. This store has a little of everything

Main street in Granby highlights the mountainous geography and the wooden buildings.

Granby's main street

Granby’s main street.   New snow in mountains and Colorado blue sky.

Los Amigos restaurant was highly recommended, but we arrived here too early in the day.

Zeb, Soapy Smith, and JB Duck on bench waiting at Los Amigos restaurant

Zeb, Soapy Smith, and JB Duck on bench waiting at Los Amigos restaurant

A few miles from downtown Granby we visited Granby Ranch.

Granby Ranch

Granby Ranch

This newer development provides homeowners and visitors with outdoor activities, including skiing,  fishing, and golfing or biking when weather permits.   Several ski lifts cross the terrain for all levels of ski ability.

Ski lifts and runs for all skill level

Ski lifts and runs for all skill level

You can practically ski to your condo.

Ski to condo

Ski to condo

The homes and amenities are great, but the natural beauty of Colorado makes Granby Ranch special.

Beautiful scenery at Granby Ranch

Beautiful scenery at Granby Ranch

Next time will we take you to another scenic area near Granby.   We hope you enjoy Colorado soon.