If there’s one thing I’ve been thankful for this year, it was my last road trip that took me from the wonders of the Grand Canyons, to my (hopefully) future dog in the mountains of Colorado. I wrapped it up by staying in Dillon, and honestly I don’t think I could have found a better vantage point from which to enjoy the views of snow capped mountains right from my balcony than I did there. Dillon is one of the skiing tourist traps west of Denver, but when you travel off-season it is surprisingly cheap and relatively uncrowded. If you ever want to truly ensconce yourself in the mountains of Colorado for a quick getaway (but at a discount price), visit the Dillon, Silverthorne and Frisco region during off-season. You won’t regret it.