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Day Trip From Denver

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Day Trip From Denver

My husband and I will be in Denver for work the first week of October 06. We have one free day at the end of our stay and would like to sightsee and stay somewhere outside of Denver but remain close enough to drive back to Denver airport to depart for home. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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1. Re: Day Trip From Denver

Lots of choices:

If you like scenic driving/outdoors stuff:

1) Do Rocky Mountain National Park (maybe drive on I-70 to the Grand Lake Entrance on the West side and take Trail Ridge Road over, stop for a couple hikes, and end up in Estes Park for the night.

2) Do Morrison/Red Rocks park in the morning, then drive up to Evergreen along Highway 74 (Bear Creek Road) for a pretty drive through Bear creek canyon up to Evergreen, could also add on Mt Evans Scenic Byway out of Evergreen for the afternoon up to Top of Mt. Evans (highest paved road in the US). Stay in Evergreen or Idaho Springs for the night.

If you want a bigger town, shopping, etc.

3) Boulder. Spend day shopping, dining etc. along Pearl Street Mall.

4) Colorado Springs. Could drive or take train up to Pike's peak, and do Garden of the Gods.

5) If you like to gamble, Black Hawk/Central City could be another choice

Those are probably the most popular day trips.

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