Thursday, July 31, 2014

Monarch Colorado Wildflowers, Wildflower hikes, Monarch Colorado Lodging



Monarch Colorado Wildflower hikes from Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals  are filled with breathtaking scenery!

 Today's hike was along the Continental Divide Trail up Chalk Pass.  This trail has become my favorite wildflower hike!  Need 4-wheel drive for the 5 miles to trail head.

Continental Divide Trail along Chalk Pass & over to Hancock Lakes. Trail head is located 5 miles from Ski Town Condos. 4 wheel drive or ATV needed to get to the end of Forest Service Road 230, Middlefork Road. From Ski Town Condos drive across Hwy 50, turn right at Monarch Tours & stay to the left of the building. Continue up Middle Fork Road FS 230 for 5 miles & park in the parking area.  Look for the Trail head to the right.  Trail to the top is 2.5 miles one way.
Northern Paintbrush Sulphur Paint Brush from Figwort family;
Bistort from the Buckwheat family


 Call today to make your reservations at 719-539-7928 or visit my website at www.skitowncondos.com.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice








Blue Columbine, Colorado State Flower

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Colorado's Wildflower hikes, Salida and Monarch Colorado Vacation Rental Lodging,


Experiencing Monarch Colorado's wildflowers is worthy of a bucket list to-do. These hikes around
Monarch Park Wildflowers
Ski Town Condos
offer lavish wildflower displays and some of the best opportunities to view the flowers from the trail.

Take along the wildflower guidebook from Ski Town Condos, as there are more wildflowers than you can shake a trekking pole at.

There's the popular question, "When do the flowers bloom?" Right now, mid-July to late August, with different factors affecting the bloom each year, every year is a little different.

Photo was taken today at Monarch Park.  Flowers include the Scarlet Paintbrush, Tall Chiming Bells, and Subalpine Larkspur.



Call today to make your reservations at Ski Town Condos for only $150+6.8% tax!
719-539-7928 www.skitowncondos.com
Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Pedal Dancer®: Pro Teams for 2014 USA Pro Challenge

Pedal Dancer®: Pro Teams for 2014 USA Pro Challenge: Teams announced to race in Colorado pro race in August From August 18-24, 2014, sixteen professional cycling teams from six countries.

Photo is from the 2011 race over Monarch Pass, just above Ski Town Condos.




 Plan now to see the 2014 USA Pro Challenge cycling race along Monarch
Pass. Ski Town Condos at Monarch is the perfect lodging choice to watch
the race along Hwy 50: Aug 20 Gunnison to Salida, then back up to its
first mountaintop finish with a stage ending atop Monarch Mountain. With
a base elevation of 10,790 feet, it will be the highest stage in North
America.



 Call today to make your reservations. 719-539-7928 www.skitowncondos.com







Gigi Griefenberg, OwnerSki Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Colorado Hill Climb Association, Monarch Garfield Colorado Hill Climb Race July 19 & 20, Monarch Colorado Lodging

Colorado Hill Climb race is here in Monarch Garfield Colorado this weekend, July 19 & 20. 


Visitors can cheer on the drivers from designated areas along the course.

Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals in Monarch/Garfield, Colorado are an easy walk to the race, just above the condos.

The Colorado Hill Climb Association (CHCA) was founded in 1971 to promote "hill climb" racing in Colorado and surrounding states. The club's first race was held in Los Alamos, NM. The CHCA was to be an off shoot of the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb and a place for racers to test their cars, hone their skills and have a great time more than one race a year. Many of the original members were (and some still are) active throughout the past 39yrs throughout various race venues in the Pikes Peak region and beyond. The CHCA, while promoting the great sport of Automobile racing works hard with local community members, business, the Forest Service and law enforcement agencies throughout the state to host safe, competitive, and entertaining activities for racers and fans alike.


Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice
719-539-7928
www.skitowncondos.com

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Grand Opening of Caboose 0576 in Salida, Colorado; Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging; Historic Chaffee County

For all you history buffs, come discover Historic Chaffee County - Chaffee County is full of interesting historical sites.

Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals are located in the old mining town of Garfield/Monarch, Colorado.  Enjoy the comfort of a 2 bedroom condo, log beds, down comforters, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and a hot tub in the Gazebo!  Summer rates are $150 + 6.8% tax per night!

Grand Opening of Caboose 0576, Saturday July 19, 2014

This Saturday at 10:30 AM, Mayor Dickson, and the City of Salida Recreation will be celebrating the unveiling of the historic 0576 caboose and recent land acquirement. Come join us on a guided hike through the new allotment, and learn about about Salida’s rich history and how it came to be the town it is now! The tour starts at 10:30 where Monarch spur trail crosses seventh street across from J street. Stew Brown and John McCarthy will be providing facts as the tour goes. At the end of the walk, Mayor Dickson will drive the spike into the cities newest attraction, the 0576 caboose! The event will feature live music, and a great reason to get out and enjoy some beautiful Rocky Mountain weather! Come join us! 

 Call today to make your reservations at Ski Town Condos 719-539-7928 or visit www.SkiTownCondos.com

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Salida Summer Concert Series, Colorado Getaway, Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging


Concierge services at Ski Town Condos Vacation Rental keep your vacation planning time short and the variety fun! 

The Thursdays @ Six summer concert series in Riverside Park is an enjoyable way to spend a summer evening in Salida, Colorado.  This Thursday, July 17, presents Full Moon Float, a new rockin' band out of Buena Vista, Colorado! Influenced by folk, some bluegrass, and a little rock.

Call today to make reservations for your next Colorado Summer Getaway at Ski Town Condos 719-539-7928 or visit www.SkiTownCondos.com

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monarch Colorado Summer Deals, Monarch Colorado Summer Vacation Packages, Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals



Monarch's summer combine sunny days and cool nights, with the San Isabel National Forest as your playground with an endless supply of adventure just waiting to be explored.

Discover how to make the most of those long summer days: Relax, picnic, scenic drives, day hikes, wildflower hikes,  mountain biking, fishing, ATV tours, rock hounding, wildlife viewing...


Book your Monarch Colorado Summer Vacation now with Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals
2 free nights lodging when you stay 7 nights!

Visit www.skitowncondos.com or call 719-529-7928 to plan your next Colorado vacation with incredible deals and packages.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your 
Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summertime in Chaffee County, Salida and Monarch Colorado Lodging choice at Ski Town Condos, Colorado Wildflowers

Summer is in full swing in Chaffee County and Ski Town Condos are the perfect lodging choice at $150 + 6.8% tax per night for 4 guests! 

Visit my website for summer packages & deals at www.skitowncondos.com

By Chaffee County Visitor Bureau:
The wildflowers are blooming, the trails are open and the rivers are full of boaters and rafters. Chaffee County’s twelve 14ers are waiting for you to ‘’bag” them and the Arkansas River is spanning the valley with all types of adventures. In between the mountains and the mighty Arkansas, the towns of Monarch, Buena Vista and Salida offer fun, friendly and affordable places to stay, shop and dine, along with events and fun for every member of the family. 


See the our Top Ten Reasons to Visit Chaffee County.



Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice


Friday, July 4, 2014

Colorado Vacation, Colorado Mountain Lodging, Colorado Day Trips

With hundreds of entertainment options in Colorado during the summer, think of Ski Town Condos as
a convenient base camp for your Colorado day trips!

7-Night Special for $750 + 6.8% tax.

From excellent live music to biking, hiking and running trails and outdoor festivals galore, the Centennial state offers traditional and non-traditional entertainment options that continue to entertain, enhance and enlighten tourists.

Visit my website for more details at http://www.skitowncondos.com/colorado-day-trips.htm.
Call 719-539-7928 to make a reservation.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos Vacation Rentals, your Monarch and Salida Colorado Lodging Choice