We are on a roadtrip in Colorado and want to stay in downtown Denver for 1-2 weeks. We don't envision needing our car during our stay and wish to avoid the expensive parking options in downtown. Is there a good place to stash our car in the Denver area that is safe and inexpensive ($7/day or less) and readily accessible from downtown by public transportation? Any specific parking lot recommendations are welcome. posted by jameslavelle3 around Denver, CO at 10:13 AM - 6 answers
Can anyone recommend some good day, well to moderate marked hikes around the Denver area for next weekend? We would prefer some moderate to tough trails and are already planning on the Mt. Evans drive but would really like to get out a bit more. posted by lpcxa0 around Denver, CO at 1:11 PM - 12 answers
Planning a summer road trip with the little fergs (ages 6 & 8) in June involving a couple of nights in Denver, a few days camping at Rocky Mountain National Park, and probably a night/day in Fort Collins or Estes Park. What are the must-see/must-do, uniquely "Colorado" activities for a nerdy, music- and nature-loving family in Denver? [more inside]posted by jferg around Denver, CO at 8:01 PM - 14 answers
Family is heading to the pinball nationals in Lyons CO on May 18. We want to expand our trip to involve some family funtime in the area in the week before the tournament. Where should we stay? What should we not miss? What should we avoid at all costs? More inside. [more inside]posted by theplotchickens around Lyons, CO at 9:49 AM - 4 answers
This weekend the wife and I are driving into Colorado Springs Sunday afternoon to be there for the birth of our niece Monday. We are staying at a hotel downtown, and are looking for a bar or something to watch the game at instead of sitting in our hotel room. Any suggestions for cool places, or big watch parties going on? (We'd be supporting the Broncos of course). posted by DynamiteToast around Colorado Springs, CO at 8:54 PM - 1 answer
Besides skiing, of course. I think myself and Ms Jo will be in Denver area for 4 days or so within the next two weeks. We may ski one day, but prefer just being out of doors and walking and hiking. Is this too crazy given the season? I would love to go to a hot springs but the closest one looks kinda cheesy/expensive. We will have a car. I like beer. Suggestions for activities and accommodations are welcome.
Basically, I am looking for a non-ski reason to go Denver area this month for 3 or 4 days. If the answer is to come back later (during brew fest and better hiking weather, so be it). posted by J0 around Denver, CO at 6:32 PM - 15 answers
July 24, 2013
I need to commute from my home in Denver to my 9-5ish job in Boulder. Please help me reduce time spent in traffic! [more inside]posted by TrixieRamble around Colorado at 12:04 PM - 10 answers
July 15, 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 around Denver, CO at 7:50 AM - 16 answers
June 17, 2013
My old college roommate and I are taking a road trip out to Denver next week because he hasn't seen it and he wants to go. I've been to Denver on and off, but I don't know what there really is fun to do in the city and surrounding area, other than what's on wikipedia. Does anyone have any personal experience on cool things to do on a one week trip? posted by ishrinkmajeans around Denver, CO at 8:04 AM - 17 answers
June 13, 2013
I'm asking for a friend who will be with her husband and two children, ages about 9 and 11, in Colorado Springs, CO this summer for several days. Can you recommend sights to see and activities of interest?
Thank you! [more inside]posted by michellenoel around Colorado Springs, CO at 8:44 AM - 13 answers
May 21, 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 around Silverthorne, CO at 9:57 AM - 6 answers
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 around Colorado at 11:54 AM - 6 answers
May 2, 2013
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
April 9, 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 around Denver, CO at 8:52 AM - 9 answers
March 25, 2013
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
February 28, 2013
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
February 25, 2013
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
February 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 around Colorado at 12:46 AM - 11 answers
January 23, 2013
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