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Denver for 2 days- things to do? breweries/hikes mix?

Vienna, Virginia
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Denver for 2 days- things to do? breweries/hikes mix?

We are two 30 year olds visiting Denver this coming week (July 19 pm -22 am). We'll really only have 2 full days to explore (Wednesday and Thursday) and would like some suggestions for day trips? We'd like to do some brewery tours/beer tasting, I heard New Belgium in Ft. Collins was good but their tours are booked, I've done Coors before, we were thinking maybe we should just head to Boulder for the day? Also, perhaps the other day, we should go to Estes Park and RMNP? What would be a good itinerary for one day in each of those places? (We have to return to downtown Denver each night). Or Ft Collins? Or something else in downtown Denver? (Anything going on this week in particular?) We are up for anything (I like history too) but are budget-minded. Thanks!

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1. Re: Denver for 2 days- things to do? breweries/hikes mix?

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Notice the top 2 items are about tasting beer! Super fun in downtown.

For the mountain hike, I might forgo the longer trip to Estes and enjoy Mt. Evans. It is a fun ride and u can get out and hike around summit lake.

You could also consider going to red rocks. If it isnt a concert day, then there are nice trails there for hiking.

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2. Re: Denver for 2 days- things to do? breweries/hikes mix?

Go up to the Colorado Forums and there is a 'what craft breweries to visit' in the 'top questions about colorado' section.

Mt. Evans is nice. Generally in the morning is better to visit because of potential thunderstorms in the afternoon. On the way back to Denver, I suggest stopping at Idaho Springs. There are two places I like to go there Beau Jo's Pizza http://www.beaujos.com/ and Tommykocker Brewery & Pub

http://tommyknocker.com/

Also, you could go by Golden and sit on the patio of the Golden Hotel and watch the Kayaks navigation Clear Creek.

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3. Re: Denver for 2 days- things to do? breweries/hikes mix?

Also, check out this craft beer link http://www.beerdrinkersguidetocolorado.com/

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