60 episodes

The #ColoradoLife travel podcast is for natives and newcomers who want to explore this beautiful state like a local. Ryan, born and raised in CO, and Carrie, a Texas transplant, are a husband and wife team who have fun in the Centennial State! Together, they’ve lived in all three major cities along the Rocky Mountains -- from Denver to Boulder, they now reside in The Springs. Their goal with the Hashtag Colorado Life podcast is to inspire you to get outside, connect with local business owners, discover local food, and enjoy accessible adventures. You’ll discover the best destinations, things to do, places to eat, and all around living for this great square state, as told from the perspective of both a local and a newbie. Whether you're just visiting, or a long-time resident, you can create an amazing bucket list of what to do and where to go in Colorado.

Hashtag Colorado Life Ryan Nicholson and Carrie Smith Nicholson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 37 Ratings

The #ColoradoLife travel podcast is for natives and newcomers who want to explore this beautiful state like a local. Ryan, born and raised in CO, and Carrie, a Texas transplant, are a husband and wife team who have fun in the Centennial State! Together, they’ve lived in all three major cities along the Rocky Mountains -- from Denver to Boulder, they now reside in The Springs. Their goal with the Hashtag Colorado Life podcast is to inspire you to get outside, connect with local business owners, discover local food, and enjoy accessible adventures. You’ll discover the best destinations, things to do, places to eat, and all around living for this great square state, as told from the perspective of both a local and a newbie. Whether you're just visiting, or a long-time resident, you can create an amazing bucket list of what to do and where to go in Colorado.

    Vista Verde Ranch: Our Visit to this All-Inclusive Romantic Getaway

    Vista Verde Ranch: Our Visit to this All-Inclusive Romantic Getaway

    Vista Verde Ranch is a luxury ranch vacation that will help you unplug and enjoy a bit of what the Old West is like in Colorado. Their Adult-Only Vacations means you can book a romantic trip for two to rest, relax, and get away from it all. This all-inclusive destination is perfect for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or a private honeymoon. Listen in to Ryan and Carrie’s personal experience of what to expect when staying at Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Colorado.

    • 13 min
    The Most Haunted Places in Colorado

    The Most Haunted Places in Colorado

    A park built on top of a cemetery. Spirits that haunt one of the most historic hotels in Colorado. A ghostly apparition that plays slots at a casino even when it's closed. These are all unexplained reports of Colorado’s most haunted places. Listen in as Ryan and Carrie dive into the supernatural side of the state.

    • 6 min
    5 Best Hot Springs Near Denver Within 2-3 Hours Drive

    5 Best Hot Springs Near Denver Within 2-3 Hours Drive

    Colorado boasts some of the best natural hot springs in the country. Denver is within close proximity to many of them. And you can experience these “healing waters” for yourself and come away refreshed and relaxed. In this episode, Ryan and Carrie share the 5 closest hot springs near Denver that are within just 2-3 hours drive.

    • 6 min
    Glenwood Springs Adventure Park: Is it Worth the Price?

    Glenwood Springs Adventure Park: Is it Worth the Price?

    Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park sits atop Iron Mountain perched at 7,100 feet in elevation. As “America's only mountain-top theme park!” this is a truly unique venue for an amusement park, and one you will probably never experience again. It truly is worth the hype! Listen in as Ryan and Carrie tour the park and talk about their favorite things to do.

    • 8 min
    7 Things to Do in Estes Park: Gateway to the Colorado Rockies

    7 Things to Do in Estes Park: Gateway to the Colorado Rockies

    Estes Park, Colorado might be best known as the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. But this small mountain town still has endless things to do! From mountaineering adventures to water sports and (abundant) wildlife watching to ghost hunting, Estes Park delivers as an easy-to-access destination.

    • 8 min
    Manitou Springs, Colorado: A Walking Tour of Things to Do

    Manitou Springs, Colorado: A Walking Tour of Things to Do

    Just west of Colorado Springs, at the foot of Pikes Peak, is the quirky mountain town of Manitou Springs. It’s known for its natural mineral springs, mountain landscapes, quaint shops, and beautiful parks. From the Cliff House to the Penny Arcade and the Manitou Incline trail, there are endless things to do in this small town. In this episode, Ryan and Carrie share the top things to do and their favorite places to see in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

SteveStewartMe ,

I wanna move out there right now!

I'm not exhaggerating. My wife and I have been looking at a small town in the Sangres for a couple years. Listening to Ryan and Carrie just make the desire to move more powerful.

BTW: I always said bloggers should record their posts and release as a podcast. Hashtag Colorado Life is an EXCELLENT example of how that works.

heggd. hhgbh ,

#colorado

I listened for two minutes and I fell in love. I have lived in Colorado my whole life. It is the best thing that ever has had existed on this earth, To me. And hearing about these I can tell my parents and maybe ask if we can go there so this podcast is perfect because you guys explain it in fun ways and I mean it’s just awesome can you tell me where it is and stuff like that you tell me the name and history so I just tell me where to go and do nothing else so

SugarNFeist ,

My go to podcast for all things Colorado!

We just moved to the Springs in November and the 50th episode where you guys were talking about the 50 things you love about Colorado Springs, I just Yessssssed the whole time. You guys were SPOT on with all of them and even introduced me to some new things around town. I’ve loved listening to this podcast even when I was not a CO resident and it’s even more relatable now that I’m here. Y’all give amazing tips and advice for those that are newbies but wanna know how to explore like a native. Thank you for putting out a podcast that gives me ideas that keeps my family of 3 and our pupper busy and on the move. Can’t wait to see what you guys cover in the future...

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