Easy Weekend Getaways from Denver and Boulder: Short Breaks in Colorado

Easy Weekend Getaways from Denver and Boulder, released by Countryman Press/W.W. Norton in May of 2020, is an easy guide to romantic getaways, boozy stopovers, foodie indulgences, wild adventures, and spiritual journeys. Barnes collected unique destinations and the stories behind them like the gleaming keys that hang from the Baldpate Inn. She was most interested in the wild and dogged Gold Rush spirit that lives on in Colorado eccentrics who’ve forged spaces for themselves, like the metalcrafted dragon of Bishop Castle, the alpine charm of Carousel of Happiness, the Victorian gothic grit of haunted mining towns, the glowing kitsch of Neon Alley, the majestic weirdness of the San Luis Valley, and other triumphs of determination.