I've been a couple of times to the Denver area. We went to the Garden of the Gods. Also took the cog railroad to Pikes Peak. There's a dinosaur fossil trial that you can do from your car (I can’t remember where it is exactly). Denver has a pretty nice aquarium. Estes park was great too.
Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas
^^ i see your utah and i raise you with the canadian rockies slew of national parks & provincial parks in surrounding british columbia & alberta. you could add either (or both) arizona or colorado and i'll still take the canadian rockies. just not in the winter. =)
+1 on Estes Park, even better try Steamboat Springs!
If the timing is Memorial Day, hit Durango for the Iron Horse Rally, but stay in Lake City, Crested Butte or Fruita. Then again, I prefer Mountain Biking and fresh air. SW Colorado gives the best chance to get remote, hike a handful of 14ers and avoid lightning strikes.
SE UT and the Grand Staircase in UT are great hiking areas. Try some Fry Bread on the reservations. You will see the "Natives" selling it roadside when crossing the reservations. It is awesome.
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I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!
I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.
My dream is biking Yosemite with a pal, but I have a long long way to go before I get there. So after this vacation, you might think of taking your best friend (er... the wife) to the breathtaking views, rafting, & biking experiences of Yosemite. She will definitely love the squirrels ~ Super friendly like the prairie dogs <3
Cheers & Have Fun Planning Together ^^
Being in LV let me suggest that you take your bike(s) to Zion National Park. From the visitor center to the end of the canyon is not a long distance. They close that road to automobiles most or all of the year and only run shuttle busses so it is great to ride your bike to the various stops, get out and hike, etc. No cars to get in your way and no parking problems.
Many years ago I did a bike/camping trip hosted by Backroads company. It was a lot of fun, biking during the day, camping at night. That company provided the bikes, fixed the food and carried our camping gear from campsite to campsite, all we had to do was ride but it was a lot of miles each day. We went through Cedar Breaks, UT, Bryce Canyon national park, Grand Canyon, Zion national park. They have trips in places like Vermont but I realized that a couple of people could plan their own trip in places like Vermont. They could pick out inns and B&B's that were close together and carry their own clothes from place to place. Even if they only did 20 or 30 miles a day it could be a great trip.
Coming kindof late to this thread wonder how the discussion moved to Utah and AZ when Modo asked about CO. Anyway Modo lots of great places to go... if you would ever be interested in doing bike trips through CO I suggest Backroads for road and Western Spirt for mountain. Did the CO passes with Western Spirit several years ago - one of the hardest things I have ever done but well worth it. As to just being a tourist... try and get out to Telleride, Ouray and Aspen... ride the Silverton train. Climb up Loveland pass if you bring a bike... lots of beautiful places to explore in Colorado (even though I also prefer Utah - less crowded).
Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.
Hey modo, my sister just posted pictures of a bald eagle in her backyard. I guess it was just hanging out in the tree. She lives in the middle of a 150,000 person city.
12 people in my bike group spent 8 days this spring, with Frisco, Co as our base. Funky little town. Fantastic bike trail system with spectacular scenery everywhere. We biked to Vail, Vail Pass, Silverthorne, Dillon, and drove over to Glenwood Springs and rode the Rio Grande trail to Aspen, with a stop at the Woody Creek Tavern, a famous cycling hangout. We also hiked one day to Mohawk Lake. Everyone fell in love with Frisco and we would go back in a heartbeat.