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Get your thrills ― whitewater, spicy chiles, baked treats ― in a town south of Denver

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  • All the goodies at Hopscotch Bakery including the cheesecakes (pictured here) use local ingredients and farm-fresh eggs.

    Hopscotch Bakery in Pueblo Colorado

    Jenifer Harrington

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EAT

The District Sample sockeye salmon with vegetable quinoa and spinach pesto, followed by spicy New Mexico brownies made with pine nuts and dried Chimayo chiles. INFO: $$; closed Mon; 121 W. B St.; 719/546-5360.

Rojas Restaurante Mexicano An authentic south-of-the-border joint. Try the nopales con chile rojo. INFO: $; 126 E. Fourth St.; 719/543-1055.

Hopscotch Bakery The locally owned bakery also serves panini, fresh-from-the-garden salads, and sweet indulgences. INFO: $; closed Sun; 333 S. Union Ave.; 719/542-4467.

GO

Pueblo Whitewater Park Experienced kayakers can rent gear from the Edge, Ski and Paddle (107 N. Union Ave.; 719/583-2021), but anyone can sit on the banks of the Arkansas River and watch daredevils tackle eight drops along a challenging half-mile course. INFO: Between 4th Street Bridge and Union Avenue Bridge at Corona Ave.; Pueblo Paddlers.

SEE

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center Paintings by Western artists. INFO: Closed Sun-Mon; $4, $3 ages 3-13, ages 2 and under free; 210 N. Santa Fe Ave.; 719/295-7200.

Rosemount Museum Tour the 37-room pink rhyolite mansion with its coffered ceilings, elegant Tiffany chandeliers, and lovely antiques. INFO: Closed Sun-Mon; $6; 419 W. 14th St.; 719/545-5290.

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