Need moar cold/snow!
January 21, 2011 5:48 AM Subscribe
Looking for road trip suggestions for the end of Februrary! Looking to drive up to ~15 hours from DFW for the perfect destination. Could possibly be a relocation prospect in the future. Difficulty: SNOW, mountains, Colorado?
posted by phox to travel & transportation (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As a former Pennsylvanian gone Texan, the transition has been rough for me. I miss cold, snow and terrain. In an attempt to take a vacation from this sweltering heat (70 degrees in December.. seriously!??) my fiance has agreed to check out other areas north of here that we might both enjoy.
My thoughts immediately went to Colorado. It seems a perfect state from my outside view but my searches on which cities to possibly visit have turned up an overwhelming amount of information. My first thought of course, was Denver, but I realize I am probably missing a lot of the smaller, more interesting places.
We are in our 20's/early 30's and would like to be closer to a large city to visit, but while also staying off of the beaten path. Definitely not looking to stay/live in a more expensive city (Boulder, Aspen from what I've read). Mountain views, open spaces, hiking trails, nature in general would be great. Perhaps a cabin in the middle of the woods? Not really looking to ski or board, but maybe snowmobiling? My idea of nature trails is not a paved sidewalk with emergency phones and lights every half mile :)
Thanks for any ideas!