Travel Destinations | Southwest, CO
Depending on who you ask, there’s a level of
kitschiness that accompanies the Colorado green chile
craze — but all it takes is one visit to the Centennial
State to realize that green chile and Colorado are a
perfect pairing for a reason.
Equal parts savor and spice, Colorado green chile
won’t have you begging the waiter for a glass of milk
to cool o;. Instead, it adds just the right punch to your
food, bringing out the flavors of whatever is on your
plate, and probably leaving you wanting another bite.
The entire state of Colorado does just that to
those who cross its borders: it invites you in warmly
to explore, pulls out your sense of adventure, and
instantly inspires you to come back for more.
;edefine your indul;ences
Many people say indulging and living a healthy
lifestyle are opposites, but that’s not so in Colorado.
Walking the streets, you’ll find people who live out
their passions every day before breakfast.
“Colorado lives a healthy lifestyle — meaning lots
of outdoor activities, healthy eating habits, dry air,
less humidity for comfortable summer living, and in
the winter, some of the best flu; powder skiing,”
said Susan Smilanic who was born and raised in
Colorado and spent the last 12 years in Durango.
The Glacier Club in southwest Colorado’s Durango
is a prime example of indulgence and health uniting.
A luxury golf community nestled in the San Juan
Mountains, it has 36 holes on two golf courses, perched
perfectly in 1,000 acres of the San Juan Forest.
But, golf isn’t the only reason residents gravitate
toward Glacier. Trails for hiking and horseback
riding, luxury dining opportunities, and an emphasis
on an active lifestyle transform every day into an
Adding a punch of color and ;avor to everything it touches, green verde is a quintessential food in Colorado. Burgers, salads, tacos — you name it — there’s a good chance you can ;nd it with green chile on top.
by Emily Hackeling
Channel your inner green chile
Photos courtesy of The Glacier Club