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Taking a road trip from Louisiana to Colorado, we love hiking, nature, good food, and beer.

Day 1: drive from Shreveport to Durango.
Day 2: Durango: plan about a 1/2 day here, then head to Ouray where we are staying in a little camping cabin by the river. Plan to do one of the hikes around that area, take it easy as we will still be getting used to the altitude.
Day 3: Ouray to Gunnison, stopping for scenic interest along the way. Good hike or suggestions? Maybe check out Crested Butte. Night in a hostel in Gunnison.

Day 4: No place to stay this night-- not what direction to take on our way to Boulder- do we do Leadville, or head towards Buena Vista/Salida. Opinions?

Day 5. Boulder. Hang with friends here, do some easy hike around town.
Day 6. Head out to RMNP with friends and do part of the park, returning to Boulder for dinner and to stay the night
Day 6 : Head out to estes Park, do more of RMNP, have a cabin rented in Estes for the night.
Day 7: estes to colorado springs. Check out Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. Staying in Manitou at a cute little place.
Day 8. Head back towards Louisiana, stopping in Pueblo to look around , will make the trip back 2 days to take it easy.

Any must sees along this itinerary? I am specifically looking for gorgeous hikes that will be good exercise and give us incredible views, and also any recommendations for places to stop for lunch or dinner and beers along the way.
Bonus round: I am really into sour beers and want to try local brews, so any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks !

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