Hey readers, some of you live here and some of you are spread throughout the world and may be thinking of coming to Colorado for some fun and maybe some knowledge. In case you didn’t know Colorado has many great local authors, and has been the setting for many stories, and inspiration for many more.
If you are coming to our western state check out some of these iconic places.
My Brother’s Bar
2376 15th St
Denver, CO 80202
An old beat culture haunt this downtown Denver bar is a bit of a secret, with only the most subtle of information for visitors. Though it has a facebook page and website the only information you’ll get before visiting is the address and phone number. Yet inside you’ll find framed photos of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady.
Hunter S. Thompson Shrine
Thompson settled in Aspen, Colorado for a time before his suicide in 2005. In Snowmass they have a shrine built for the father of Gonzo journalism in celebration of the unique author.
Clive Cussler Museum
Love old cars? Love Clive Cussler? Check out this collection of 20th century antique and classic cars.
Stephen King and fans of the Shining will appreciate visiting and possibly staying at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Not only is the hotel connected to modern spooks in the horror film genre, but it has a long history of ghosts and paranormal activity. Regardless, it’s in a beautiful location and within driving distance to Denver and other adventures.
Pikes peak is one of the most famous mountains in the world, let alone Colorado. It helps that you can drive up it, or take a train, or hike if you are extra adventurous. It makes our list because it was where the lyrics to America the Beautiful was written by Katherine Lee Bates.
~Rebecca Lee Robinson