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I am very familiar with the resort areas of the Central Mountains of Colorado. I have worked in the resort industry here since 1988, and have first-hand knowledge (as a resident or former resident) of Aspen, Snowmass, Summit County (Breckenridge/Keystone/Copper Mountain), and now South Park, Colorado ( does exist).

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I have worked in the resort industry in Central Colorado since 1988, including local coordination work for inbound tour operators. I have extensive knowledge of the Aspen/Snowmass and Summit County resort areas as well as South Park, but I have also worked with groups in Winter Park, Crested Butte, and Steamboat as well.


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Unfortunately I found the travel industry after college, so my education does not necessarily match up with this field. I have a bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

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2016-09-18 COLORADO:

It is a LOT of driving.  If you want to shorten it a bit, I would leave off the Grand Junction and Durango sections--even though the scenery is spectacular, they are pretty far away for a 2 week trip.

2016-09-17 COLORADO:

Hi!    September is absolutely my favorite month up here--the weather is usually gorgeous, and our fall colors typically peak at the end of the month.  One caution about only having 15 days--Colorado is

2015-07-23 Sept/Oct. Visit to Colorado:

Sorry for the delay in answering--I did not receive the original e-mail........    Honestly, with only 6 days, there is plenty to do in Aspen itself to keep you busy.  If you want to explore some other

2014-09-19 Colorado Vacation:

The hike up to the Maroon Bells is GORGEOUS--especially this time of year.  I BELIEVE you will also be able to drive up to Maroon Lake (instead of having to take the bus up from town) as long as you are

2014-09-07 Colorado Vacation:

I'm so sorry for the delay in answering--for some reason the e-mail alerting me to your question ended up in my spam folder!    It depends a little on your goal for your trip.  If you also want to see


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