My wife and I had to move our road trip to the Telluride area back a couple of weeks to the first week of October. I'm worried that we will be greeted with bare aspen trees! I know that the timing of peak color can change from year to year, so I realize that any advice is just a best guess.
So, are we in luck?
posted by Don_K
on Aug 21, 2014 -
My husband is interviewing in Denver this week and seems to have a good shot at getting the job. We currently live in Meridian, Idaho (just outside of Boise) and have lived here practically our entire lives. I've never lived out of state, though my husband has. Help this security-needing, plan-making, organizational freak make sense of a big-for-me move! [more inside]
posted by gracious floor
on Aug 13, 2014 -
What's the coolest hotel/inn/B&B you'd recommend in Boulder, CO for one night?
posted by xmutex
on Jul 31, 2014 -
As a consumer I'm evaluating their bias in helping me find installers, but I can't find it's affiliations & organizational structure. [more inside]
posted by wonderfullyrich
on Apr 21, 2014 -
OK, perhaps a longshot (but MeFi is always amazing)... my daughter is doing an article on the Beatles at Red Rocks in 1964 and would love to interview someone who was actually there. Anyone?
posted by ecorrocio
on Mar 24, 2014 -
I'm heading to Denver this weekend, and I'm planning to enjoy Colorado's fine range of entirely-goddamn-legal-after-I've-been-fighting-for-it-since-the-1990s marijuana! Which shop(s) should I visit? Which strains should I try? Weed-friendly hotels? [more inside]
posted by mj_sockpuppet
on Jan 17, 2014 -
I'm a New Yorker who is completely willing to move to a new area for work and a change of pace.
With Colorado legalizing marijuana starting January 1st, I find myself interested in working in what will certainly become a lucrative industry. Without specific experience, is that possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 29, 2013 -
The good news is that my wife and I are preparing to make a big move to the Denver, CO area. The better news is that we've found a great house and they've accepted our offer. Now we just need a home inspector. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
posted by fremen
on Oct 3, 2013 -
My uncle and his brothers are camping in Estes park, no one has heard from them since Thursday, I'm just finding out now. My brother and I are in Denver (rest of the family is in St. Louis). What can we do? Where should we be looking to see if they've checked in anywhere? Are there any organizations listing names of people who have been rescued but are still without cell/Internet service, or does the fact that we haven't heard from them mean that they are likely still stranded somewhere? [more inside]
posted by philotes
on Sep 14, 2013 -
I absolutely need to move. I'm feeling very stuck in my father's suburban Texas home. I've been in Colorado for the last week and I don't want to leave. I feel that this is a place where I can be healthy and take control of my life. It's so beautiful. But I'm overwhelmed. I need some guidance, I'm willing to make a lot of sacrifices to relocate to Colorado but I don't know how to make it happen. [more inside]
posted by polyhedron
on Aug 11, 2013 -
Due to a ridiculous series of events, I am in quasi-possession of some land in Huerfano County, Colorado. Due to what I understand is a Colorado-specific difficult process of inheritance, the land (in my late wife's name) is more expensive to transfer to me than it is worth and since it is in her name, I can't even gift it. It costs me $100 or more annually to hold onto this acreage, and I am considering abandoning it. [more inside]
posted by FauxScot
on Jul 16, 2013 -
Planning a spontaneous, very-short-notice 6-day trip to Colorado. I'll arrive at DIA and will rent a car. Looking for killer outdoorsy itinerary suggestions!
posted by perissodactyl
on Jul 15, 2013 -
I have the opportunity to take a new job in Boulder, Colorado, and I need to figure out if I'd enjoy living there. [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt
on Jun 11, 2013 -
The subsection of the Colorado Constitution, “General Consideration” under Article III, Distribution of Powers, gives more than thirty-five examples of why and how separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government must be. They all seem to say the same thing, but they all are justified by different dictums, references and notations. Why, at least in Colorado and I suspect, in other states, is there the need for so much specificity as it relates to the republican tripartite system?
posted by CollectiveMind
on Jun 10, 2013 -
Help from Colorado Mefites!
I'm driving right now from Silverthorne, CO to Durango, CO and want to find a nice scenic backdrop of the Rockies for some photos. Between not knowing the area very well and finding out about closed roads, I'm having a hard time figuring out where to go. Ideally, it would be a place we can take pictures of our car with nearly nothing in the background but beautiful mountains. Ideas? Thank you in advance!
posted by TessaGal
on May 21, 2013 -
I (foolishly) let a plant with thorns and sharp leaves get rather large next to my house. Now I'm finding it tough to tear it all out because it's so well established. Can anybody help me identify the plant so I can try to figure out if I'm killing enough of it so that it won't come back? I live in Colorado. A picture of the plant is here
and a close up of the yellow flowers/leaves is here
. [more inside]
posted by warble
on May 13, 2013 -
My fella and I will be in Estes Park and Golden, Colorado for the week of May 26th-June 1st. We planned on doing a lot of hiking. We've had our fingers crossed for good weather, but it's starting to look like we may have to have some backup plans. Help! [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex
on May 13, 2013 -
What are nice places to go out for dinner in or around Lafayette, Colorado? (Going as far as Boulder would be fine, too, if you have recommendations.) Looking to spend about $100 for a couple, maybe more if it is worth the added expense. No real limitations, diet-wise, but they like vegetarian or fish with good beer.
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Apr 10, 2013 -
My girlfriend and I are visiting Denver in mid-June for five days, primarily to see Devotchka to play at Red Rocks - but we're keen to do a bit of sightseeing as well. Our current plan is to go straight from DIA to Estes Park via shuttle bus, stay there for a couple of days, do some hikes, etc, then (somehow?!) get to Downtown Denver. We'd drop our bags there, get a taxi (or similar) to Red Rocks and back for the concert, and then head to DIA. Hiring a car isn't an option... does this sound sane? [more inside]
posted by adrianhon
on Apr 9, 2013 -
Last-minute trip to Denver starting March 6. I'll have wed-fri and then monday for me-time in the city and I plan to do my usual routine whenever in a new city: investigate it as a possible future home. [more inside]
posted by myriad gantry
on Feb 26, 2013 -
3 coworkers want to plan a 4-5 day ski trip, probably to Colorado, in mid-to-late March. Convenience is key (we want to spend more time skiing and less time traveling), budget is roughly $1,000-$2,000 (including airfare, transit, lodging, ski/board+boot rentals, and lift tickets). Where do we go? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao
on Feb 21, 2013 -
My boyfriend is taking me on my first ski trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado. This is my first time both skiing and seeing the Rockies. Besides skiing and relaxing sore muscles in a hot tub afterward, what else is a must see or must do in this area? Thanks!
posted by gardenbex
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I got lost on the internet and found a small business selling great-looking US map prints for under $30. I think they were CO-based, but I've lost the website! [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself
on Jan 26, 2013 -
I've got a potential, medical malpractice law suit regarding a now deceased sibling who lived in Breckenridge, CO, but need to find a solid lawyer from where I reside in Portland, OR. Any suggestions?
posted by tangyraspberry
on Jan 8, 2013 -
First timers to Colorado, I am excited. Flying in to Denver on Wednesday morning, staying until Sunday morning, renting a car.
Thats 4 whole days.
Please suggest places at this time of the year.
Looking for scenic drive, outdoor tour etc
Is driving from Denver to Aspen, to Boulder feasible?
How about a road trip to Grand Canyon?
Don't want to be out in Cold so much due to old age at the same time would like see the scenic places accessible and safe this time of the year.
Appreciate your help.
posted by daveg02
on Nov 19, 2012 -
I was registered to vote in Weld county in 2008. Earlier this month I moved a few miles away to a town that happens to be in Weld county (Firestone, Co to Frederick, Co). Can I still vote in the 2012 election? Do I need to change any information before I vote?
posted by snow_mac
on Oct 17, 2012 -
Should I ditch my car for the winter while working in Snowmass Village? [more inside]
posted by efalk
on Oct 16, 2012 -
I'm going to be bartending in Snowmass for at least the winter. Aside from already being acclimated, what do I need to know about living and working Snowmass and Colorado in general having only lived as an adult in Oregon and Arizona. [more inside]
posted by efalk
on Sep 18, 2012 -
Stuck in Denver, driving across the country. My car (2001 Hyundai Elantra) decided that death was preferable to Oregon. Help! Chain mechanic has no idea what's up. If you live in Denver and have ever used a Hyundai dealership or know a good shop that works on them, help! [more inside]
posted by circle_b
on Jun 10, 2012 -
Summer Vacation Filter: Pagosa Springs Edition! BF and I will be staying in Pagosa Springs during the first full week of June and have never been to the area before. Any tips or recommendations for activities to make our trip great? [more inside]
posted by PaulaSchultz
on May 23, 2012 -
Denver, CO: I am flying in to Denver tomorrow and have a small window of time during which I need to get a haircut. Where can I get my haircut tomorrow afternoon, downtown in the central business district? [more inside]
posted by gursky
on May 17, 2012 -
DivorceFilter Colorado: I have been told that there are guidelines for introducing children of a previous marriage to your a new romantic interest. [more inside]
posted by TauLepton
on Mar 11, 2012 -
I asked a question awhile back about relocating to Denver. Mr. Anonnymoose and I just booked our reconnaissance trip for this weekend! Looking for current suggestions for a two-day itinerary. [more inside]
posted by anonnymoose
on Feb 28, 2012 -
So I'll be turning 21 in a few weeks. And I've decided to actually celebrate, so I'm going to Denver with my brother. But now I'm stressing out about what to do and where to go. That's where you come in. [more inside]
posted by trogdole
on Feb 10, 2012 -
Looking for a great place to ring in my 30th birthday--without spending days flying back and forth from Denver. In mid-March. Got some great ideas for me? [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi
on Jan 26, 2012 -
I recently moved from California to Colorado, then acquired a new car. Meanwhile, my California registration on the old car expired. I want to sell the old car in Colorado, but it has no current registration and was never registered in this state. How can I take people on test drives? Just risk it? Is signing over the California title sufficient, then it's their job to get the car registered?
Headache city, any advice is much appreciated.
posted by rzperllian
on Jan 15, 2012 -
Free plane ticket to Colorado during the last week of January. Will be visiting friends in Breckenridge for a few days but have the rest wide open. Any suggestions for where to go and what to do? Also, is an SUV necessary in winter? [more inside]
posted by slowtree
on Dec 30, 2011 -
Can you help me Metafilter? The Bureau of Land Management in Colorado is trying to lease 30,000 acres of farmland and wilderness for fracking, including land completely surrounding the farm I live on! [more inside]
posted by ambulance blues
on Dec 19, 2011 -
What is the best and cheapest way to get from Denver International Airport to Red Rocks Community College? [more inside]
posted by atmu
on Nov 23, 2011 -
I'm posting this as anonymous as I have some friends and family who read this site, and they don't know we're this serious yet.
My girlfriend and I are talking about getting married this summer if we can afford it and afford living together. We're looking at possibly Saint Malo off of Highway 7, Panorama Point or doing something in Rocky Mountain National Park. We're leaning more towards a summer wedding outdoors, June or July. Saint Malo is great, but expensive for what we want ($1000 for a few hours). Panorama Point in Golden Gate State park is more feasible. We're both really practical so we want our friends and family there but not at significant cost or debt.
Other then Rocky Mountain National Park or Golden Gate State park, what are some good locations in Colorado for an outdoor wedding?
In terms of cost, food for < 30 guests, location, photographer etc... what should we plan to spend? We're talking about doing it on a weekday.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 31, 2011 -
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? [more inside]
posted by waylaid
on Oct 14, 2011 -
Travelfiler: Colorado Vacation helper: Me and several buds are looking for a cabin to rent next summer on the lower Gunnison river. Looking for suggestions/tips... [more inside]
posted by wmeredith
on Sep 19, 2011 -
My friends and I are toying with the idea of working at a ski resort in Colorado this winter. Give me your recommendations and advice! [more inside]
posted by la_rousse
on Aug 13, 2011 -
I have just accepted an offer to teach in a small town near Steamboat Springs, which is across the country from where I have lived/worked mostly all my life. It's a huge step for me (I'm nearly 40), and I am okay with the newness of starting over, etc. I am a bit nervous about the learning curve, but I think the people will be gracious and helpful, so that's not something that causes me to lose sleep.
What I've worked on almost day and night since taking the job offer (teaching) is a budget. It's an enormous pay cut for me (approximately $15,000), and I'm concerned about being able to cover costs. I'm more of a saver than spender, and I've always probably saved more than the average person. I know that teachers live there and survive (and maybe even thrive!) on the salary. I think I'll be okay as I get my bearings, but for now I would be so grateful to anyone who can share their thoughts about budgeting in Steamboat Springs, cost of living, anything at all.
posted by lucy40
on Aug 11, 2011 -