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Make Your Own Wanderlust: Colorado

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Can't make it to Copper Mountain in Colorado for the second epic Wanderlust Festival this weekend? Get the best the Southern Rocky Mountains have to offer, from vegan hotspots to hiking trails with this DIY Wanderlust guide we created through your lovely suggestions on Facebook and Twitter.

Tell us what you think about these restaurants, studios, and hiking trails, and stay tuned for more guides near the upcoming California and Whistler Wanderlust Festivals. If you're on the east coast, check out our East Coast guide.


Vital Yoga, Golden and Denver, CO
Go to one of Vital Yoga's two locations for a Power yoga, Anusara yoga or their Hatha-based signature series class called Vital Yoga.

Om Time, Boulder, CO
Stop by this fun yoga studio in the heart of downtown Boulder for a beginner, Om Flow, or meditation class.

Samadhi Yoga, Denver, CO
Samadhi Yoga Center offers a personal, spiritual approach to yoga through the 75 classes available each week.  All classes are set in 75-85 degrees and aim to increase your strength and flexibility regardless of your experience level.

Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurants

City O' City - Denver, CO
This Denver hotspot, recommended to us by Stefeni May and @TheChaviva has breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and desserts with endless gluten-free and vegan options. Stop in and grab a quinoa-bean burger or a gluten-free chocolate truffle torte.

WaterCourse Foods - Denver, CO
This 100% vegetarian comfort food restaurant has everything from orange blossom smoothies to a blackened tofu Caesar wrap. And, on Non-Profit Mondays, 10-15% of sales go to environmental, educational, or animal organizations.

@Swim4Fun77 recommends: Monti pasta, black bean sweet potato tacos, and the sweet chili egg rolls for appetizers.

Native Foods Café - Boulder, CO
Dig into a sesame kale macro bowl or tempeh cakes at this vegan restaurant, which has other locations across the country. They even have a nut-free, soy-free, and a wheat & gluten-free menu.

Tasty Harmony, Fort Collins, CO
Stop by this vegetarian, mostly vegan, restaurant for a raw enchilada, BBQ seitan skewers, or an American classic off the kids' menu.

Outdoor Fun

Hanging Lake - Glenwood Springs, CO
Added to the National Natural Landmarks roster last summer, Hanging Lake, recommended by @eightozs  is a gorgeous body of water, with waterfalls included. You can hike to the lake from  I-70 in about 50 minutes.

Grizzly Creek, Glenwood Canyon, CO
Looking for a challenging hike? Try this rocky, 6-mile trail, which goes through a deep canyon and a large creek.

Emerald Mountain, Steamboat Springs, CO
Hike, bike, or better yet,  do a bit of both on these extensive trails.

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