^Yep - need more info.
There are lots of places you can go.
thanks. just piecing this together. dad and kids will stay a few nights in mountanins while mom is visiting friend in aurora.
We were looking at the map and saw fraser winter park and grandby were somewhat close to aurora. the pix look beautiful of those areas. are those areas reasonable to aurora? any cute hotels with reasonable budgets people would recommend?
activities? once you get there, can you find activities to do or do they need to be reserved?
That is a nice area for sure. Maybe an hour and a half to 2 hours from aurora. Lots of hiking, mt biking, fishing, devils thumb ranch adventure park. Winter Park and Granby Ranch should have some family friendly condos along with hotels you could look into. Hot Sulphur Springs is not too far for hot springs and you are close to the west entrance of RMNP.
IDK what you consider "reasonably close to Aurora". Aurora is a big place. The Granby/Winter Park/Fraser area is about two hours drive, depending on traffic and exactly where in Aurora you mean. Google maps drive time estimates are pretty accurate. Lots of condos in that area, not so many hotels.
Summit county, towns of Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne and Dillon will be a slightly shorter and easier drive. No twisty mountain roads where Granby etc. does involve s twisty, three lane road over Berthoud Pass. Lots of lodging options there.
All these areas have tourism web sites and numerous activities. Google "things to do" and the town name and you'll find them. With no info on what you want to do its hard to make any recommendations.
hey guys; thanks!
I'm looking at silverthorne and frisco and breckinridge areas now.
Not sure why i thought you could only hike in RMNP -- looks like there's hiking trails everywhere!! and gondolas! and bike rentals! this will be so fun; i appreciate the thoughts about this area being slightly easier to get to from aurora. is there a little downtown area in these towns where my family could stay and walk to eat out? (family doesnt need a kitchen while i'm visiting my friend in aurora so maybe just a hotel would be good and not a condo. . .)