day trip outside of Denver
October 14, 2011 11:52 AM Subscribe
2 days in Denver metro area in November and looking for a day trip (and a place outside of Denver to stay the night) - what to do?
posted by waylaid to Travel & Transportation around Denver, CO (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The girl and I will be going through Denver on Amtrak - coming in on a Tuesday morning at 8a and leaving two days later on Thursday morning (which happens to be Thanksgiving).
We'll spend night 2 in Denver (since we'll be leaving at 8am the next morning), but sicne we've been to Denver before, we wanted to get outside of Denver (2-3 hours each way) and spend the night somewhere else.
We'd like to spend it in a smaller town and then also up in the mountains - suggestions people have given are Boulder, Manitou Springs, Estes Park and Grand Lake.
In late November will it already be snowing in Rocky Mountain National Park, or can we still do some light hiking? And where would be somewhere reasonable (and not expensive) but with character to spend the night? I know that it might be near ski season, so i wasn't sure if places start getting a lot more expensive...
aybe a smaller town or up in the Rocky Mountains. I'm unclear how snowy it gets (and how expensive it is - is it ski season yet?) - so I wasn't sure if Rocky Mountain Park was a good idea or not (some driving and light hiking?)