Looking for the best Colorado-centric things to fill your weekly schedule? Here is what’s happening in and around Denver this week:

Lonely Planet’s #2 Best Region in Travel 2015: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA

Lonely Planet announces its Best In Travel for 2015 and to no ones surprise, guess who made the list. Coming in at #2, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA is named in Lonely Planet’s 2015 Best Regions. In this annual series, Lonely Planet highlights the world’s best destinations, and Rocky Mountain National Park is right at home.

Rocky Mountain National Park, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

Rocky Mountain National Park, photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

 

WIN A Winter Park Lifetime Pass

The National Sports Center for the Disabled is hooking you up with the chance to win a lifetime pass to Winter Park. No more buying a ski pass with the masses, you could be set for every foreseeable ski season and powder day. Buy a raffle ticket today to enter. Raffle tickets are $50 for 1 ticket or $125 for 3 tickets. There are only 2,000 raffle tickets being sold and one lucky winner will walk away with ski season gold. NSCD will also be giving away weekly prizes to those who enter. Hurry and enter here – the raffle ends on December 4th.

Winter Park ski season lifetime pass, photo courtesy of WinterParkResort.com

Winter Park ski season lifetime pass, photo courtesy of WinterParkResort.com

30th Annual Boo at the Zoo

Gather your favorite ghouls at the Denver Zoo to celebrate the 30th annual Boo At The Zoo October 25th and 26th. With over 25 trick or treat stations, spooky activities and entertainment, you can cruise through our Denver Zoo and collect candy for the whole family. Creep around for more information here.

BOO at the Zoo, photo courtesy of I Milk It.com

BOO at the Zoo, photo courtesy of IMilkIt.com

 

Colorado Moves Toward Statehood

On October 24, 1858, Colorado citizens, miners and wranglers took the first steps towards statehood by forming the Jefferson Territory. The one hitch in their plan: it was illegal. Only congress or the president had the power to create a new territory, but early Coloradans forged ahead without Washington’s approval, game changers from the start.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, photo taken at the Widespread Panic show by Jackie Collins.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, photo taken at the Widespread Panic show by Jackie Collins.

 

Ski Season Is Here

A-basin kicked off the 2014-2015 ski season on October 17th and other resorts are quickly following suite.  Copper Mountain opens on Halloween with spooky surprises in store for its guests. The best costume wins the first public chair. Stay dressed to impress because at the après costume contest you could win a Copper Mountain Season Pass and other great swag.

Dew Tour, Breckenridge, Colorado. Photo by Adam Ripplinger.

Dew Tour, Breckenridge, Colorado. Photo by Adam Ripplinger.

 

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