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Road trip to Colorado.........what are the must sees and dos?

We have been to Rocky Mountain National Park, and it's beautiful, but we plan on going to other places of interest throughout the state.  Any great places, shops, restaurants, etc. you would recommend we see/do?

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Re: Road trip to Colorado.........what are the must sees and dos?

If they still do the train ride from Durango to Silverton, do it. Old fashioned train, beautiful backwoods scenery, a nd a day shopping and eating in an old silver mining town.

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Glenwood springs is a hot springs set in a valley between mountains.  It's also pretty close to Aspen.  Pretty drive.  Double check before coming on the Durango train.  It's been running off and on due to fires in the area.  There is a great train ride in Georgetown just off I-70 on the way to Glenwood springs.  Cute shops etc.  Have a great trip.

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The Black Canyon on the Gunnison is beautiful -- worth going over to the Western Slope and the drive over Monarch Pass is really pretty and not terribly scary.  Also Telluride is a must see even in the summer.

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Celestial Seasonings tea factory in Boulder.  The mint room will clear your sinuses.  They have a great gift shop, too.  I’m assuming you got to Estes Park when you were in RNP? 

 

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Mesa Verde National Park and tour the Anasazi indian dwellings.

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The Black Canyon on the Gunnison is beautiful -- worth going over to the Western Slope and the drive over Monarch Pass is really pretty and not terribly scary.  Also Telluride is a must see even in the summer.



@Dweezil.  The Western Slope is my favorite part of the state.  Even if the Durango Silverton train is not running, you can drive to Silverton, then on to Ouray which is a spectacular trip.  I am especially fond of the Lake City area...old mining town with cute old Victorian houses.  Lots to see in the area.  Great place to see Aspen leaves in late September.

 

 

 

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Re: Road trip to Colorado.........what are the must sees and dos?

Eat at Chatauqua (sp?) in Boulder, check out the Coors brewery in Golden (doesn't taste the same as what u buy in a store), Estes Park, walk around Vail village, mountain bike down the mountain, go for a gondola ride, check out Breckenridge and Dillon Reservoir, take a hike or two, go to Aspen just to see it, see the Continental divide...get a tee shirt at Beaver Liquors in Beaver Creek, just cuz it's naughty...😂😂😂

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The drive into Ouray Colorado is just stunning, you will love it.

 

Grand Lake is another favorite of ours, especially if you have time and want to do any fishing.. and the drive up is another gorgeous drive. 

 

The VailHeartand AspenHeartarea have some wonderful and yummy restaurants, we often made the drive just to have dinner there.  

 

The things to see and do there are just endless, especially if you love the outdoors. Enjoy your trip. 

 

ETA~ Telluride is another beautiful area and was always a place we loved to go on a day trip. 

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I live in Colorado Springs. The Garden of The Gods City Park is a gem and a must-see if you come here. The Royal Gorge Bridge, just outside of Canon City, is another spectacular place to see. Up north is the ever so beautiful Estes Park, where that famous hotel from the movie The Shining was filmed. If you like water, then travel to western Colorado and visit Glenwood Springs for a dip in their hotsprings pool...views are not to be missed. Colorado is a huge state and I can only give just a few good places to visit. There are so many I can't even begin to tell you about all of them. There's rafting, guided tours, hot air balloon rides, train rides, horseback riding, dirt-bike riding. It's endless. You can find just about anything to do. 

 

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