My family and I are planning our first trip to Colorado the last week of July. I have two kids (ages 15 and 11). We are flying into Denver and renting a car to head to the Colorado Springs area for 3 nights. Do you think it would be better to rent a bungalow in Old Colorado City or stay in a mainstream hotel in Colorado Springs? We would like to be within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Additionally, am wondering about how a good intermediate rafting trip in the area.
Lastly, I am trying to plan our last 3 days. Estes Park or downtown Denver? Always hard packing a lot into a week.
Thanks for any help!!