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Old 12-05-12, 07:18 PM   #1
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Oh wise foosters, I need your input.

Looking at possibly going next spring/summer.
What's to do there? Best place to go (non skiing)?
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Oh wise foosters, I need your input.

Looking at possibly going next spring/summer.
What's to do there? Best place to go (non skiing)?
http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/forum/index.php?
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Ask there and you will get the best trout streams.
I have a spare bamboo rod or two if you'd like.
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I love Estes Park area. Close to Rocky Mountain National Park. Easy day trips to some other resort towns. If you cross over the Rockies, the town of Grand Lake is nice as well. Only been to Colorado twice and other than the obvious jealousy inspired hatred of their superior Texican neighbors, it is a beautiful place.

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Oh wise foosters, I need your input.

Looking at possibly going next spring/summer.
What's to do there? Best place to go (non skiing)?
Screw that crap man. You should either visit Pittsburgh or Rochester.

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Screw that crap man. You should either visit Pittsburgh or Rochester.

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Rochester...........really dude?
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Rochester...........really dude?
Be very very careful spry. That's where Tude lives.

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They have many odd laws such as when droping dueach you have to yell out,loud in a stern voice ANCORS AWAY
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If you are promoting Rochester as a hot vacation spot to Modo,you need to give some highlights as everyone else has done.
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Oh wise foosters, I need your input.

Looking at possibly going next spring/summer.
What's to do there? Best place to go (non skiing)?
Climb Mt Evans from Idaho Springs (via bike).
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If you are promoting Rochester as a hot vacation spot to Modo,you need to give some highlights as everyone else has done.
All he needs is me.

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There is some good rafting on the Colorado river between Grand Lake and Glenwood Springs. The Siverton Durango narrow gauge railroad is fun.
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Oh wise foosters, I need your input.

Looking at possibly going next spring/summer.
What's to do there? Best place to go (non skiing)?
What do you want to do? Hike? Bike? Drive around? Raft? Touristy stuff? There's a lot to do here and your question is just a bit open ended.

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Ask there and you will get the best trout streams.
I have a spare bamboo rod or two if you'd like.
Go to a Georgia forum to get info on Colorado??
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For a tour de Colorado, head from your (likely) starting point of Denver across/through the rockies, trending south as you go, being sure to take in Black Canyon of the Gunnison along the way, and perhaps a (quick) side trip to Crested Butte - one of the bitrthplaces of Mountain Biking. Continue West/South, culminating in the sweet little town of Ouray. Soak in the hot springs, take in the sights, then brace yourself for the drive of your life to Durango, stopping in the town of Silverton on the way. Google "million dollar highway" and "San Juan Mountains" for a glimpse.
While in Durango, head to Cortez and the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde N.P. or perhaps a jeep trip over Engineer Pass is more your speed.

From here, head North through Montrose and Delta to the Grand Valley, where the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers join (Grand Junction) as they make their way west into the red canyons of Wesern Colorado and Southern Utah. Strap yourself on a road bike (or drive, if you prefer) and enjoy the red canyon walls of Colorado National Monument south of town. If you're up for it, Moab/Canyonlands/Arches is only an hour and a half to the Southwest by car.

Head back towards Denver on I-70, making sure to get up to the Grand Mesa - the world's largest flat top mountain, and an island of alpine beauty floating above the desert floor to the west.

On your way back to Denver, take a dip in the hot springs in Glenwood Springs after having ridden the bike trail up into Glenwood Canyon, along the Colorado River. Don't let I-70 or the train tracks bother you - it's a narrow canyon and folks need to get up to the high country somehow.
As you continue East, stop in Vail for a nice meal and ski town ambience before heading over Vail Pass and into Summit County, the epicenter of Colorado's ski country. Denver is only an hour and a half away at this point.

Once back down on to the Front Range, perhaps a quick (30 minute) trip to Boulder might be in order, or check out the 50's kitch of Estes Park and the stunning scenery beyond it (Rocky Mountain National Park).

Whew.

There's my suggestion for a Colorado Grand Tour that could be done in a week to 10 days without feeling too rushed, if you have the time.

There is certainly more to explore, but I think this would give you a great taste.

In each of the areas you visit, plenty of opportunities exist for hiking, cycling, or sights/activities.

Enjoy!
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Go to a Georgia forum to get info on Colorado??
The folks on that forum are very willing to brag about their out of state trips. We guard our own good streams like they still had gold in them, but if you have to get there by airline, we'll draw maps, tell you the good restaurants to be found, let it all out.

The Colorado forums guard their good streams but will spill the beans on the good spots in other states.

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I can't believe there hasn't been any weed jokes yet.
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there are some great bars in Ft. Collins! Whatever you end up doing, do NOT attempt to raft down the Pouder River! There's a big rock that looks like LBJ's nose that's sure to kill you!
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Now that you mention it, White Water rafting has been on the wife's todo list......
I now have something to start researching. Gracias!
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I would tell you of my favorite place, but then it might get full up from tourists.
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There are a lot of small mountain towns that will make you want to pack your bags and say so long Atlanta.
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