Southwest Colorado Breweries, Biking, and Adventure: On Location

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We are on location in southwest Colorado. Join us this week as we bring you with us on the road trip of a lifetime to breweries, restaurants, ski resorts, mountain biking trails, rafting trips, and more. There’s so much to do and see in Colorado; it’s overwhelming. So, instead of not knowing where to start, start with us. We’ll take you there.

Starting around Buffalo Creek and Bailey, Colorado, going through Buena Vista and Salida all the way to the San Juans to The Sand Dunes and everywhere in between, you won’t need anything else but our voices to guide you…well, you might need a bike.

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Whether you’re planning for a vacation, living full time on the road, or just need a weekend getaway, we’ve got your resources, hilarious stories, and best places to be.

Oh the places we went!

Buffalo Creek, Bailey 

South Park Valley

  • Kenosha Pass – Colorado Trail, mountain biking, hiking, camping, moose watching, fall leaves
  • town of Como – Boreas Pass (can go all the way over to Breckenridge), mountain biking, hiking, fall leaves
  • South Park Brewing – Fairplay, CO
  • Platte River Saloon – Fairplay, CO
  • South Park Distilling – Fairplay, CO
  • South Park City Museum – authentic restoration of a Colorado mining town – Fairplay, CO
  • Hoosier Pass – Quandary Peak – 14’er for hiking, backpacking, views, pass goes all the way to Alma and Breckenridge
  • Alma – highest incorporated town in the US, bike path from Fairplay to Alma

Buena Vista, Salida, Poncha Springs

So much to do here – mountain biking right from town, rafting, hiking, climbing, eating, drinking, shopping, camping, Harvest Hosts camping, so much boondocking, 14’ers, hot springs resorts, ghost towns, and more.

Midland MTB Trails & Eddyline Brewery in Buena Vista, Colorado



Telluride and Crested Butte

So much to do and see here from breweries to distilleries to biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, shopping, camping, scenic vistas, eating, drinking, and so much more.

Ouray, Silverton, Durango

From hot springs to OHV trails to the Colorado Trail to hiking, biking, camping, so much boondocking, paddle boarding, so much beauty, to skiing and snowboarding to ice climbing to the Million Dollar Highway, we cannot get enough of this area.


Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Alamosa, Crestone

pizza and beer at Avalanche Brewing after mountain biking Clear Lake
Beer and pizza at Avalanche Brewing in Silverton

Oh, the beers we drank!

  • Saint Petersburg Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Start from Next Stop Brew Co in Denver, CO (did not survive COVID)


  • Campendium – free camping app
  • iOverlander – free camping app
  • – free website for free campsites
  • Allstays – app with a small fee but worth it for finding dump stations and potable water
  • Harvests Hosts – membership site where you can access breweries, vineyards, farms, and more to stay overnight for free (save 15% with this link)
  • MTB Project – free mountain biking trail finder app
  • Trailforks – free mountain biking app – trails, reports, routes, etc.

PRO TIP: When possible, please check ahead anywhere you go. Many places are re-opening, but some may not be. Due to the C-word, you need to be prepared for restrictions and closures. Be flexible.

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“Ken and April do a fantastic job of mixing the culture of beer and adventure into something akin to a fine barrel-aged sour. They are wise beyond their years. Loving this podcast and it will be on our weekly playlist for SURE!”


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  • Owen X Pishna and Kumquat Asterson, two talented brothers, for creating the show’s theme music
  • A Fearless Venture for assisting Ken with the stunning logo design and for putting up with our crap about SEO. Thanks, Teresa and Brian!

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