United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 California RV baby and child seats
  2. 2 What should a foreigner know about the US?
  3. 3 Driving to Yellowstone,Grand Teton and Glacier from MN
  4. 4 Trip Report Welltravbrit's Ongoing NYC Jaunt
  5. 5 Grieving Widow wants escape from Christmas
  6. 6 Touring Hearst Castle
  7. 7 How many days recommended for Williamsburg stay?
  8. 8 Is it Appropriate for Grandmother to Sing to Bar Mitzvah Boy?
  9. 9 Dependable Airport Hotel Shuttlebus
  10. 10 California & Arizona Itinerary
  11. 11 car rentals in San Diego
  12. 12 Hawaii in August w 6 year old boy
  13. 13 Denver/Breckenridge/Summit County
  14. 14 San Diego on New Year's Eve
  15. 15 Suggestions for summer vacation near lake with dog
  16. 16 Southern Utah - Need Hotel Reservations Last Week Of April?
  17. 17 Angels Landing
  18. 18 First time visit to California
  19. 19 San Diego Family Reunion Planning
  20. 20 NY State Assembly Internship
  21. 21 Room Service @ Disney Hotel
  22. 22 East coast & Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania
  23. 23 Waikoloa restaurants?
  24. 24 How can the weather report be so wrong?
  25. 25 San Francisco
View next 25 » Back to the top

"Off the beaten path" road trip from Vail, CO

Jump to last reply

Hello! I'm headed to CO this June for a friend's wedding in Vail. The current plan is to fly into Denver on Friday morning and make my way to Vail by late afternoon for check-in. The wedding will take up the entire weekend, but my hope is to check out on Monday morning and then have the entire week ahead for vacation, with plans to fly home the following Saturday.

With Vail as my starting point, I'm running into issues with which direction to go for the remainder of the week. Part of me would love to do Southwest CO, incorporating Moab, UT and Telluride if at all possible. But I also realize that it might make sense to head back east toward the Rockies from Vail on Monday in order to make the most use of our time that week, seeing as though everything seems closer together and we would wind up in Denver for flying out.

I'm traveling with my boyfriend and want to make sure that, along with some great day hikes and maybe a water sport here and there, that we're staying in locations that have a "cooler" vibe with good food and at least some nightlife (funky bars and hole in the walls will do!). Not really interested in the whole mining/ghost town thing, though if there are any spots that are a must-do no matter what I would be open to suggestions.

It's our first trip together, and really hoping for it to be a unique one with some off the beaten path gems. Any sample itineraries or even a general direction on where to head from Vail for the week would be appreciated--thanks so much in advance!

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.