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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    There are a lot of small mountain towns that will make you want to pack your bags and say so long Atlanta.
    That really doesn't require a small town in CO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    That really doesn't require a small town in CO.
    Trust me there's something incredible about that high mountain air. We were in Gunnison a couple of years ago and simply didn't want to leave.
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    Colorado is a crap hole. I wouldn't go there if my life depended on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Colorado is a crap hole. I wouldn't go there if my life depended on it.
    Did your wifee make you say that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Colorado is a crap hole. I wouldn't go there if my life depended on it.
    since you left, I feel safer going there.
    btw, doesn't that sister of yours still live there?

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    Rocky Mtn National Park is great; just remember that if it's warm at the bottom of the mountain, it won't be at the top. Mesa Verde is pretty cool. Grand lake, Bear lake, etc are all pretty much the same. Bunch of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    since you left, I feel safer going there.
    btw, doesn't that sister of yours still live there?
    I've been trying to set her up with a friend of mine who is a celebrity. You don't stand a chance.

    If you're looking for a little more off the beaten path, two of my favorite least visited places are the Pawnee National Grasslands and the CO side of Dinosaur National Monument. You'll hear nature far more often than cars and both places have a beauty that is unique to their own.

    Grasslands



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    ^ oh hell yes....thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I've been trying to set her up with a friend of mine who is a celebrity. You don't stand a chance.

    If you're looking for a little more off the beaten path, two of my favorite least visited places are the Pawnee National Grasslands and the CO side of Dinosaur National Monument. You'll hear nature far more often than cars and both places have a beauty that is unique to their own.

    Grasslands



    Dinosaur


    I haven't been to that part of the state since I was a kid. Do you know what I remember most, prairie dogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I haven't been to that part of the state since I was a kid. Do you know what I remember most, prairie dogs.
    My wife and kids love prairie dogs. They all get so excited to see them it's hilarious.


    Here's a picture of Lone Eagle Peak in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Colorado is a crap hole. I wouldn't go there if my life depended on it.
    Uncorrect. Michigan is a crap hole. I should know, I crapped in a hole whilst visiting Michigan.

    I was in Ann Arbor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    Uncorrect. Michigan is a crap hole. I should know, I crapped in a hole whilst visiting Michigan.

    I was in Ann Arbor.

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    Bah, Michigan is a pleasant peninsula. Especially the UP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Bah, Michigan is a pleasant peninsula. Especially the UP.
    Detroit....enough said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Bah, Michigan is a pleasant peninsula. Especially the UP.
    The UP is a wonderful place. I don't consider it a part of Michigan.

    The rest of the state is a dump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Detroit....enough said.
    I love Detroit. It's my late father's hometown. It breaks my heart to see it's current condition. Make me lord emperor of Detroit and in 8 years I'll give you the city of the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I love Detroit. It's my late father's hometown. It breaks my heart to see it's current condition. Make me lord emperor of Detroit and in 8 years I'll give you the city of the future.
    meh...you can have it.

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    Base your trip in Durango. You can't go wrong, it's all there.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    The UP is a wonderful place. I don't consider it a part of Michigan.

    The rest of the state is a dump.

    Couch
    The west side of the state, the Huron coast, and everything north of Flint is Eden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I love Detroit. It's my late father's hometown. It breaks my heart to see it's current condition. Make me lord emperor of Detroit and in 8 years I'll give you the city of the future.
    Pretty hard to make something out of it with a tax base of squat, unless you mean "city of the future" after a nuclear holocaust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    Pretty hard to make something out of it with a tax base of squat, unless you mean "city of the future" after a nuclear holocaust.
    It's going to take more vision than money to fix Detroit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    the Grand Mesa - the world's largest flat top mountain

    Technically, it's not a mountain at all, but a large plateau. It's over 10,000 ft elevation at the top. It's a reversal of topography, a rather interesting geomorphology story for anyone that's interested in the geology.
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    I've heard of Hell Michigan but never saw this place Couch calls Craphole Michigan.
    Would this be near Michigan University?

    Better luck next year coach Chubby,Go Buckeyes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    Base your trip in Durango. You can't go wrong, it's all there.
    Yeah. Its OK here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    For a tour de Colorado, head from your (likely) starting point of Denver across/through the rockies, trending south as you go
    You've pretty much covered it.

    My favorite place to visit is southern Utah, next favorite is southwestern Colorado. What I like to do in Colorado is hiking, backpacking and Jeeping. I've been to Rocky Mountain National Park, Maroon Bells outside of Aspen, jeep trails outside of Creede, Gunnison and all around Teluride/Ouray/Silverton. I've done several long backpacking trips there. These days I'm more interested in Jeeping than backpacking, or just hanging out in the cooler weather.

    I'm not interested in rafting or skiing, and I'm too much of a wimp to do very much biking in those mountains, but those activities are there for people who like them.

    Our trips to Colorado are mostly restricted to late June through August. The rest of the time it is cooler than what we like for outdoor activities. I would like to visit sometime in winter just to see what it is like. I like to visit Silverton in August when it is over 100F in Texas, it is usually 75 or less in Silverton. One day I realized that this is the warmest it gets there, the rest of the year is cooler. I would like to see it in winter just to see what it is like.

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    the train at Silverton:




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    Mesa Verde cliff dwellings:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjtesch View Post
    You've pretty much covered it.

    My favorite place to visit is southern Utah, next favorite is southwestern Colorado. What I like to do in Colorado is hiking, backpacking and Jeeping. I've been to Rocky Mountain National Park, Maroon Bells outside of Aspen, jeep trails outside of Creede, Gunnison and all around Teluride/Ouray/Silverton. I've done several long backpacking trips there. These days I'm more interested in Jeeping than backpacking, or just hanging out in the cooler weather.

    I'm not interested in rafting or skiing, and I'm too much of a wimp to do very much biking in those mountains, but those activities are there for people who like them.

    Our trips to Colorado are mostly restricted to late June through August. The rest of the time it is cooler than what we like for outdoor activities. I would like to visit sometime in winter just to see what it is like. I like to visit Silverton in August when it is over 100F in Texas, it is usually 75 or less in Silverton. One day I realized that this is the warmest it gets there, the rest of the year is cooler. I would like to see it in winter just to see what it is like.

    Old ruins:




    the train at Silverton:




    mining ruins:




    high elevation Jeep roads:




    Mesa Verde cliff dwellings:

    Thank God for snow. It keeps the Texans out for at least part of the year.
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