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Denver Itinerary for 3 nights 4 days

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Our group of 3 adults in our mid twenties will be going to Denver in April 13-16, and I did go through the forums but i think i have a problem with geography and structuring the itinerary. We get in early Saturday morning and leave tuesday afternoon (so about 3 nights)

We wanted to do:


Hiking - We are beginner hikers, but RMNP or Mount Evans seems amazing for scenery. We will have a rental car (just a normal economy one, do we need an SUV?), but driving skill is a bit of a concern (I am super scared of windy roads but there's no other way to get there). Will the roads be okay in april? Are there easy paths to hike and scenic roads that we should take getting to either place? Estes Park might be easier. Horseback riding?

Hot springs (avoiding Indian Springs, it seems more people are complaining about the dirtiness) so we need to figure out if we want to do Hot Sulphur Springs, Glenwood or Mt. Princeton (the latter two are 2.5 hours I hear)

Then maybe fit in skiing somewhere (but not necessarily), since we are beginner skiiers and only think it's a bit sad to go to denver and not ski.

Are there other recommended activities? could we do a loop of colorado springs, breckenridge etc?


Also would love recommendations for food. I see Shine and Q's restaurant? Are there other options? Not necessarily fine dining but good mid-tier restaurants (ones that may not break the bank less than 50~ a person) I think we're hit a brewerie to try the local beer, which one would be recommended? Food is a main interest of ours but we do want to relax and take in the natural scenery.

We do have a hotel reservation for 3 nights in Denver, but would it be worth it to stop by a night by the hot springs?

Do something like, 1 night in denver, drive to Rocky Mountains (or a good open and easy get to hiking destination), drive to a hot springs (which might depend on recommendations to do after the hot springs or the park before the hot springs), stay a night, drive a loop and into denver for the night, and wander denver some more on tuesday?

That would mean 1.5 days ish in Denver, are there any recommended activities? Biking looks fun but 2 out of 3 of us can't bike. Shopping isn't of interest. Or do you think we can extend half a day into another excursion around Denver?

Any comments welcome!

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