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The Rocky Mountain Roastery

The Rocky Mountain Roastery

The Rocky Mountain Roastery is the self proclaimed  ‘Masters of the Dark Roast Coffee’!  A small independent roastery and coffee shop located in Durango, CO,  they source only the freshest, highest quality organic coffee beans from all over the world. Roasting them at high altitude in small batches Rocky Mountain Roasters make sure that your morning cup is smooth, bold, rich and delicious.

You need to try this coffee! Order your sample pack today!




Looking to sample that great cup of coffee while in Colorado?  Look no further than Lava Java Cafe in Granby, CO.  From the amazing lattes and cappuccinos to Mama’s Breakfast Burrito, you don’t want to miss a meal at Lava’s.   They are small but serve a stand out breakfast sandwich and baked goods made from scratch. This is a great place to start a day on the trails!

Nearby Activity Centers

After that killer cup of Joe, you’ll be looking to burn some calories and get some exercize.  Dive into these two activity centers just outside of the Winter Park area.

Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center is located near Winter Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake. Snow Mountain Ranch offers a wholesome environment where friends, families and groups enjoy a tranquil setting, with more activities than anywhere else and guaranteed quality time together.  

Situated on more than 5,000 acres, the ranch’s on-site summer activities include horseback riding, hiking, biking, canoeing, a zip line and a variety of family programs, plus easy access to nearby fishing, boating and rafting. On-site winter activities include cross-country skiing on one of the finest, most expansive trail systems in the U.S., sledding, snowshoeing, winter family programs, and easy access to the Winter Park, Mary Jane and Sol Vista Downhill Ski Area.

Devil’s Thumb is nearby as well!!   Nestled among the rolling hills and rugged mountains of the Ranch Valley Creek near Winter Park, Colorado, lies Devil’s Thumb Ranch, a historical and anthropological haven of mythology and beauty. Its name can be traced back to a time in American history when bison roamed free and smoke signals were the only method of long-distance communication.  With 6,500 acres they offer countless activities and adventure opportunities including pristine trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and so much more.  

Traveling in Colorado, check out these other cafes:

Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters – Located in Frisco, CO, Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters is locally owned and roasted making you feel right at home. There is a bold and flavorful blend that comes with each batch. It is the perfect place to go to learn more about the area from the locals. You can also grab your drink and head down the street to the Frisco Nordic Center or the adventure park for a day on the trails or cross-country skiing.

Local Coffee House and Eatery – In the heart of Aspen, CO this coffee house is the perfect place to visit. The warm and welcoming atmosphere provides a great spot to start your day with a cup of coffee or something to eat. If you are interested in learning more about coffee, their team will be happy to teach you. They offer coffee lessons that can be just for you, in your own home, or with a group; you will learn how to make different types of drinks, grow your understanding of brewing coffee, and explore through tasting a range of farm to cup coffees! 

Ashcroft Ski Touring can be your second stop of the day after The Local for some summer activities or cross-country skiing.  There are tours available every day, along with rental cross country ski gear and snowshoes. Individual or group lessons are also available.  For summer, check out their fly fishing!

About The Author

Lily Ford

Lily has always had a love of being outdoors. She was born to be an outdoor enthusiast with a family full of skiers. She studied journalism and writing at the University of New Hampshire and went on to write for Men’s Journal. She is also a certified yoga teacher and writes the blog for the studio where she teaches. Lily strives to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. You will find her outside running, skiing, or doing yoga whenever she can.


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