The Ultimate Denver Food Guide

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The Denver food scene still hasn’t grown as popular as Los Angeles (outside of tacos, that is), but it’s certainly up-and-coming. Tons of new restaurants are popping up all of the time, including the new Shake Shack.

While it’s easy to find great things to do in Denver, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to cut through the noise and find the best food to enhance your trip!

To help you out, I’ve used my resources as a local Coloradan to create a guide to the best food in Denver (with some help from my foodstagram, @theplaincheeseburger!)

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Everything You Need to Know About the Ice Castle in Dillon, CO

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Update: the ice castle in Dillon will be closed on March 10, 2018

Who doesn’t love a good castle?

Colorado doesn’t have very many castles, but this winter in the mountain town of Dillon, Colorado, an Ice Castle was built! This structure is made entirely of ice and snow, and it’s incredible to look at.

I love when there’s a new and exciting thing to do in Colorado during the winter, especially since I don’t ski or snowboard. It’s also a bonus that it’s one of the most unique and Instagramable things to do in Colorado right now!

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5 Things You Can’t Go to Hanging Lake Without

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You’ve seen the photos, you’ve heard the stories: Hanging Lake is the ultimate Colorado hiking destination! With its beautiful turquoise lake and spectacular waterfall, it’s no wonder that Hanging Lake has made it onto countless bucket lists. As a native Coloradan, I only made it out to this amazing destination last year!

The lake technically isn’t around Denver, as it’s about a three hour drive in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. While a truly fantastic sight, the lake has had struggles in the past few years from an increase in tourism. Soon, the trail may limit the amount of visitors each day, so make sure you plan ahead.

As with any hiking adventure, preparation is key. The trail to Hanging Lake is viewed as moderately difficult, so having the right gear can make or break your trip! Here are recommendations of the best travel gear for weekend trips to Hanging Lake.

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