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Tasting Excellent Local Beer in Ridgeway, Colorado

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This is the last of the three articles I wrote for the website Trazzler which is no longer. It's not a ride or hike, just a stop we made on a rest day between climbing 14ers. Photos are from a trip in 2009For most, the town of Ridgeway is where your turn to go to Telluride or go straight to Ouray. Just off the main road, there’s the Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery. I had pints of the Stout and the IPA, and tasters of the rest. The stout and IPA were excellent. The Irish Red Ale was better than average. The Blonde Ale and Best Bitter were ok, but I wouldn’t get a pint of them. The food selection is simple, four different Paninis with chips, about $7 each. They also have free popcorn to go with the beer. The pints were $3.75 ($4.25 for the IPA) and tasters are about a dollar. They also had mini etch-a-sketches on all the tables. It's a small place, with only 5 tables and small bar, but has a great pub atmosphere.
The Colorado Boy Brewery
Ridgeway Has Some Nice Views of the Nearby S…

Rifle Falls (August 2009)

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On my way out to Grand Junction last August I stopped by Rifle Falls State Park. About a 20 minute drive from the interstate. It is a small park with a few trails, a campground and of course a triple waterfall.

The trails go to the base of the falls, across the top of them and even behind one of them.

The most popular and scenic hike here is a lollipop loop with the loop part starting at the base of the falls, going up and across the top and back down on the other side. On the top there is a boardwalk, where you can walk above the creek after it splits and watch the water as it goes over the falls. The hike is a short one, with the base of the falls only about 5-10 minutes from the parking lot. Along the way there are several small caves. It is a good idea to bring a flash light if you want to go inside them. They are along the trail on both sides of the falls.


These falls aren't too well known outside of Colorado. If your traveling across Colorado on I-70 and have an extra hour or t…