Pre-Trip Fun for Western Colorado
"Dumb and Dumber" -- Based in Aspen, this silly buddy flick has Jim Carrey appeal. (Pre-Teens and Up)
"Aspen Extreme" -- Described as "Top Gun on the Slopes," it's an exhiliarating combination of gorgeous scenery and nail-biting sports action. (Teens)
Vension Burgers -- A delicious way to experience Colorado's other popular meat.
Snow Ice Cream -- An old-fashioned treat to make when snow is fresh and clean.
"Sam's Wild West Show" by Nancy Antle -- Cute, fun read that plays on themes of old western movies. (Ages 4 to 8)
"A Kid's Look at Colorado" by Phyllis J. Perry -- Get them prepped for the trip with a guidebook that speaks their language. (Ages 9 to 12)
"Westward Ho! An Activity Guide to the Wild West" by Laurie Carlson -- A historic tour with an interactive twist, including recipes, games and puzzles. (Ages 9 to 12)
"Lawmen and Outlaws: The Wild Wild West" by Jessica Bard -- Cops-and-robbers fans will get a kick from reading about the real guys. (Ages 9 to 12)
"The Mystery in the Rocky Mountains" by Carole Marsh -- Can't get them excited about road trips and hiking? Add suspense and intrigue to the mix. (Ages 9 to 12)
"Cowgirls: Women of the Wild West" by Elizabeth Clair and William Manns -- Before they head into cowboy territory, girls can get inspired to rough it by these fiery ladies.
"TheOxford History of the American West" by Clyde A. Milner, Carol A. O'Connor and Martha A. Sandweiss -- History buffs will devour the facts behind the Hollywood fiction of the Wild, Wild West. (Ages 15 and Up)
Birdsee d Snow Angel -- This one gets the whole family out to celebrate Colorado's famous powdery white stuff.
The Sugar Chalet -- The lure of a cozy winter retreat is made only sweeter with a preview kids can build and eat.