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The Denver-based travel and lifestyle blog, Blue Mountain Belle chronicles Channing Childs’ adventures around Colorado and the world. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, this southern belle strives to turn every weekend into an adventure. Zigzagging the country to see her favorite bands or climbing mountains to enjoy a cheese plate, she does it all with six cameras in tow. This photo-obsessed blogger loves sharing her adventures and misadventures with her followers.
Into the thick of it! Fall in Colorado is slowly starting! This weekend you should be able to see the beautiful fall colors towards Steamboat and RMNP (pictured here from 2016). i70 should see pops of color this weekend too but the next two weeks will be the best! Check my blog post for the best drives around the state and when to catch the best colors #bmbfallcolors
Burrata Board? Yes, please! This scrumptious board was the highlight of our meals in Basalt. For such a tiny town they really do have some amazing spots. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍻Start with drinks at the Tipsy Trout on the patio along the frying pan river⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍽Walk just down the street to @freerangebasalt for this dank burrata board and incredible service! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out more Roaring River Valley recommendations on the blog - link in bio! Have you been to Basalt?! Let me know in the comments!
Fall is just around the corner and while I am a firm believer in enjoying every last drop of summer the fall foliage in Colorado only lasts a few short weeks! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I just updated my post on where to find foliage with the latest map and dates - link in bio - bookmark this post to remember too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍁September 15-30⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Steamboat & Flat Tops⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rocky Mountain National Park⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍁September 17-Oct. 1⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aspen⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Grand Mesa⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gunnison⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍁September 19- Oct. 3⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ San Juan Mountains⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Southern San Juan Mountains⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sangre De Cristo⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍁October⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Denver⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't forget to hashtag your photos #bmbfallcolors to be featured in my stories! Happy leaf-peeping!
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Have you been to Tom’s Watch Bar yet? This brand new sports bar at Mcgregor Square is really more than just a sports bar! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍔 Killer food with a focus on pleasing everyone with classic sports bar food and high end, unique items like the Ahi Tuna Tower⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍺 Giant Fresh beer - like the freshest beer you can get from AC Golden⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⚡️Lightning Fast Service - Their goal is to get you in and out with two drinks and food in under thirty so you can get to the game!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⚾️ 🏸🤺🏌🏻♀️All the sports - not just the pros but college and literally every sport or competition imaginable ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎧 Personal Sound - yep if your game isn’t on the speakers you can download an app and use your headphones to listen to the game⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seriously this spot has it all! Have you been to tom's watch bar yet? #bmbdenverguide
Looking for a healthy but yummy lunch option? @eatflowerchild in Cherry Creek has become my go-to!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The space in Cherry Creek is so fresh and airy and I love the big patio for an afternoon lunch with girlfriends or a meal by yourself to just decompress from the work day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My go-to is the Mother Earth Bowl and a Lemonade but on my last trip, I had to try the Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese and y’all it's SO SO good. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you been to Flower Child yet? They also have a second location in Boulder as well as Arizona, Cali, DC, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, NC, OKC, Texas, and Virginia! #iamaflowerchild⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ $50 Flower Child App Credit Giveaway⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Follow @bluemountainbel and @eatflowerchild⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Like this photo⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Tag a friend you will treat to lunch at Flower Child⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Entries must be submitted by 8/29/2021. Winners will be selected by a random number generator and announced by Instagram on 8/30/2021. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. For US residents only.
Rounding up my favorite sustainable swimsuit brands I have been rocking this summer on the blog - link in bio! I seriously searched high and low for the best swim for our trip to Spain and really loved everything I purchased! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This seersucker suit is from @boden_clothing you can shop this suit plus similar linen shorts and more in my blog post or in the LTK app. Just search "bluemountainbel" and you will find all my favorite sustainable swimsuits and cover-ups!
We wanted a short hike to do on our way home from Vail and found Officers Gulch on All Trails. This 1.1-mile trail outside of Frisco is short with little elevation gain and while it's right next to the highway the views are gorgeous and the lake is crystal clear. This is a perfect hike for kids, older or little pups, and those just getting acclimated to the elevation. Save this post for your next trip!
Our first time float fishing was a success! I mean I didn’t catch anything but we had a great time. I personally enjoyed this more than wade fishing. Our trip definitely made us want to get a boat even more 🙏🏻😎 🎣When you stay at @grandhyattvail You can get 20% off a a fly fishing trip with @vailvalleyanglers (ask for Will)🙌🏼 🎣 Totally new to fly fishing - learn how to cast for free with “Casting & Cocktails” every Thursday along gore creek in front of the hotel Have you been fly fishing or ever wanted to try?
Soaking up a sunny Colorado summer weekend at @grandhyattvail 😎 🎣We started the day with fly fishing the upper Colorado with @rockymtnangler423 from @vailvalleyanglers - you can book via the hotel too! See more in my stories! 💦 Then Tiki Bar and pool time 🍹 P.S. All Colorado residence can get 20% off your stay with code COLOC 🙌🏼
Who doesn't crave a marg on a hot day like today! I actually crave them year-round and since I order them even when they aren't on the menu (don't do this) I have had a lot of great and terrible margs. Here are a few of my favorites around town⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍹Our neighborhood go-to @maskaosdenver⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍹When you want them cheap and strong @myriogrande⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍹Great for groups @myneighborfelix⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍹When you want to sit at the bar @bartacolife⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍹Down in Englewood @cochinotacodenver⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What's your favorite spot for margs around town! Tag them in the comments ⬇️ #bmbdenverguide
🚨Update Red Rocks Guide 🚨is now on the blog! Celebrating its 80th year Red Rocks has create an app that really changes the game!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📱Download the app to order your drinks/food in advance and skip the line! Just show your QR code and ID and boom drinks⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📱Too windy and can't hear the show with the app you can also plug in your headphones to hear the sound in perfect quality coming straight from the soundboard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌧As always you should bring a rain jacket ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you been to a red rocks show this season? What is your hot tip for the best Red Rocks Experience?
What's your favorite spot to cool off in Colorado? 💦 We discovered Reudi Resivour outside Basalt earlier this summer and would love to go back with a SUP!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Near Denver...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💦Chatfield Reservoir - lots of beach and SUPing⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💦Floating Clear Creek in Golden⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the Mountains...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💦Twin Lakes near Leadville and BV⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💦Float the Yampa in Steamboat⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💦Turtle Tubing in Dotsero (details on the blog)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drop your favorite spot in the comments ⬇️