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Old 06-16-2014, 04:41 AM   #1
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Colorado jeepers help.

Traveling to Denver the week of June 30th, was wondering if anyone could give us some inside info on places to go/see. Pubs, hotels, special deals and discounts if possible. Wife and I just getting away for a week so thought I would ask for some help from you guys.

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Old 06-16-2014, 09:35 AM   #2
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Why Denver? The rest of the state is *way* better. Denver is just another city, with city traffic, city prices, and city crime. Not mention it is 1/2 an hour from the mountains.

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You might want to post a copy of this message in the Colorado forum, too. Then you know you'll be getting lots of local answers.

We are heading out to Ouray on the first. It's supposed to be beautiful and have lots of trails for the jeeps!
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I just moved here a few months ago, so I'm still learning the area. I'm more into the natural beauty of the area, so I have no suggestions on Denver night life unfortunately. If you are looking for sight seeing, I would suggest Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. It's free. The train up Pikes Peak (which is also near Colorado Springs) is pretty neat but it's around during $30 a person. Estes Park of course. Golden is a nice little town to walk around for an afternoon. Black Hawk has lots of casinos and Central City (next door) was an old gold rush town so there's lots of old buildings with history. I like Silverthorne/Dillon because the view over reservoir of the mountains is beautiful. There's tons more to do here, I've only scratched the surface.
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Falling Rock Tap House in LODO, downtown Denver. GO!
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I'm going on Red Cone Trail July 5th with a few guys if you're still there. I'll be lodging in Colorado Springs and don't know much about Denver except that my son lives there.
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Traveling to Denver the week of June 30th, was wondering if anyone could give us some inside info on places to go/see. Pubs, hotels, special deals and discounts if possible. Wife and I just getting away for a week so thought I would ask for some help from you guys.

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I'd recommend the Hilton or Sheraton downtown. A little pricey but it's right on the main street called "16th street mall" You can take the free bus or walk about 6 blocks over to Blake/Market street and on them two streets between 14th and 22nd there are tons of restaurants and bars and catching a Rockies game is always a good time.
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You might want to post a copy of this message in the Colorado forum, too. Then you know you'll be getting lots of local answers. We are heading out to Ouray on the first. It's supposed to be beautiful and have lots of trails for the jeeps!
Umm did request off? Who's responsible for dishes while you're out playing??
And to answer the question...Colorado Springs is where all us cool kids hang out! Great trails too!
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And to answer the question...Colorado Springs is where all us cool kids hang out! Great trails too!
[whine on]Aw, DAD!!! You take all the fun out of everything! [/whine]

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Are you wanting to go off roading? Idaho Springs (West of Denver on I-70) has great trails. If you was looking for Denver night life, I agree with staying down town or somewhere close to the light rail (cheap public transportation), Lakewood is a good option for this, there is a Sheraton off of 6th Ave and Union (walking distance from Light Rail). Red Rocks is close as well, amazingly beautiful place to walk around for an hour or so (concerts are amazing but usually tickets are sold out). If you want to go to a great (free) fireworks display on the 4th, PM me and I will give you info. I have lived here my whole life so feel free to ask questions.
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Thanks for all the replies! I appreciate it.
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Red Rocks is close as well, amazingly beautiful place to walk around for an hour or so (concerts are amazing but usually tickets are sold out). If you want to go to a great (free) fireworks display on the 4th, PM me and I will give you info. I have lived here my whole life so feel free to ask questions.

You can always go to a movie at Red Rocks if you want the Red Rocks concert experience. They always have a band before the film, sometimes two bands. They sell beer, and 4-8000 people show up. It is pretty fun.
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You might want to post a copy of this message in the Colorado forum, too. Then you know you'll be getting lots of local answers. We are heading out to Ouray on the first. It's supposed to be beautiful and have lots of trails for the jeeps!
A group of friends and I are also going to Ouray over the July 4 weekend. I hear it is amazing, I will be breaking in my new RubiX.
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I am from Utah but even I know to get out of Denver. I like Boulder and any mountain town you can find. Leadville, Winter Park, Estes Park, Snowmass, are all fantastic and so is getting there and back.

Best paved road : Trail Ridge Road if it is open followed closely by Independence Pass.
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Falling Rock Tap House in LODO, downtown Denver. GO!
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If you have never been there - spend some time in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Nothing short of spectacular! You can rent cabins at the YMCA (membership not required - look them up online) We go pretty much every year. Not much in the way of 4-wheeling, though. Estes Park is about 45-60 minutes out of Denver - very easy/scenic drive.

If overnight in Estes won't work - drive up to Georgetown (on I-70) and do Argentine Pass. Look it up on Trail Damage.com. Fairly easy - not a "hard core" trail, but very picturesque. Takes you up to around 13,000 ft.

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions! Heading that way in a couple days!

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