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 around Silverthorne, CO at 9:57 AM - 6 answers
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 around Colorado at 11:54 AM - 6 answers
I'm visiting Denver later this month and am curious about what the city has to offer that is unique and offbeat in a specific way.
I like the kitschy/cheesy, I love the weird/slightly spooky. My best trips to strange cities have involved: antique fairs and curio shops, museums centered around one niche concept, rambly old graveyards, outsider art in all forms, graffitied ruins and abandoned spaces, anything historical that focuses on the everyday experiences of common people. [more inside]posted by erstwhile ungulate around Denver, CO at 10:57 AM - 15 answers
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 around Denver, CO at 8:52 AM - 9 answers
I'm planning on being in Denver at the same time as the annual gay rodeo there (Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo). I'm wondering what to expect from the event and whether it's worth taking the time and effort to attend. Looks like gay cowboys have better things to do with their time than create pretty websites for tourists so can you help me figure it out please? [more inside]posted by londonmark around Denver, CO at 9:18 AM - 7 answers
My kids (ages 12, 9, and almost-6) and I will be in Denver for two days and one night this coming July. I am looking for advice about where to stay and what to do. [more inside]posted by not that girl around Denver, CO at 12:23 PM - 12 answers
We're about to embark on a vacation to Telluride with our 6-month-old son. While we're not harboring any delusions about bringing him skiing, we'd like to take him hiking, possibly snowshoeing. What's a good, structured carrier that can accommodate him comfortably? He's fairly small for his age, just now able to fit in his "6" clothes. posted by mkultra around Telluride, CO at 9:50 AM - 19 answers
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 around Colorado at 12:46 AM - 11 answers
Two part question: 1) Can you recommend a great one-week itinerary in Trinidad and Tobago, or 2) Should we go somewhere else? [more inside]posted by AlmondEyes around Trinidad, CO at 8:26 PM - 6 answers
November 19, 2012
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 around Colorado at 10:45 PM - 19 answers
October 24, 2012
1. The truck's broke. 2. It would cost about half it's meager value to fix. 3. I'm ready for a new vehicle. So, do I........? [more inside]posted by ecorrocio around Colorado at 10:05 AM - 10 answers
October 16, 2012
Should I ditch my car for the winter while working in Snowmass Village? [more inside]posted by efalk around Aspen, CO at 3:38 PM - 5 answers
August 22, 2012
I recently bought a 2011 Toyota Corolla with 37,000 miles on it, it's Toyota certified. I drive about 2000 miles per month (probably more). When I'm done with college, I'm hoping to move closer to work at reduce my overall commute by 50% or more, but right now I'm stuck at 2000ish miles a month (lots of alone car time). [more inside]posted by snow_mac around Fort Collins, CO at 9:25 PM - 18 answers
July 9, 2012
Roadtrip filter: I am planning on a solo road trip from Denver to Portland, OR by way of Missoula, MT, to visit friends in both of those places. Need suggestions of places to stay on the way. [more inside]posted by caryatid around Denver, CO at 9:39 PM - 5 answers
June 12, 2012
Help me get over anxiety from learning to drive stick on surface streets in a moderately hilly town, please? [more inside]posted by lonefrontranger around Boulder, CO at 4:55 PM - 44 answers
June 10, 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 around Denver, CO at 2:24 PM - 7 answers
May 23, 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 around Pagosa Springs, CO at 7:34 AM - 9 answers
May 13, 2012
As many europeans travellers in the US I first visited NYC and SF.
This time I want to try something different, a trip through various states as Colorado,Nebraska etc.. but where are the budget accommodations ( More details) ? [more inside]posted by luis huiton around Colorado at 4:07 AM - 13 answers
March 19, 2012
Proposing this weekend, any restaurant ideas for after? [more inside]posted by snow_mac around Estes Park, CO at 10:23 PM - 3 answers
February 28, 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 around Denver, CO at 4:27 PM - 11 answers