Sunday we took an impromptu mini road-trip to the mountains to see some Colorado landmarks and enjoy the fall colors.
We started out at Tiny Town, a miniature town with over 100 buildings built to 1/6 scale. The attraction was started in 1915 and grew to be very popular in the 1920’s. Two floods, in 1929 and 1932, and a fire in 1935 damaged Tiny Town. The town changed ownership a few times and visits to the town plummeted. In 1988, volunteers restored the town and it has been growing since. We can’t wait to bring Tiny Taylor here!
Next up is the Coney Island Hot Dog stand in Bailey for lunch. This hot dog stand has been part of Colorado history since 1960 when it was originally on Colfax Avenue. In 1970, it was moved to the mountain town of Aspen Park. It remained there until 2006 when it was moved just up the road to Bailey. The line is always so long (we waited about an hour) – but so worth the wait. After our trip to tiny town, I decided on the tiny hot dogs.
Bellies full, we headed to Kenosha Pass to check out the aspens. I think we picked the perfect weekend – there was still so much beautiful color in the trees! I think that by next weekend, lots of the color will be gone.