United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

"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

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Please Take Our Survey
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jan 20, 15 at 11:06 AM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Parking and Neighborhood for Miami-Dade County Auditorium
  2. 2 Orlando in February
  3. 3 Trip Report middlebury vt snow
  4. 4 4 Nights in LA: What does our itinerary say about where we should stay?
  5. 5 Travel from Seattle WA to Oceanside CA
  6. 6 ski trip: utah or colorado
  7. 7 Los Angeles day trips
  8. 8 Trip Report 17 day photo trip report - upstate New York
  9. 9 Seattle in July: Warwick or Maxwell hotel
  10. 10 Mt. Hood or Columbia Gorge for family reunion?
  11. 11 Fall trip, best location to stay in Vermont. Need help please.
  12. 12 Orlando hotels
  13. 13 Seeking advice for Glacier National Park
  14. 14 Sunday morning in southern Florida
  15. 15 Hop On Hop Off Bus Atlanta
  16. 16 Trip Report Photos from Texas Christmas Road Trip
  17. 17 Driving to Daytona Beach from New Jersey
  18. 18 Route 50 between Virginia and Missouri--Scenic?
  19. 19 Atlantic coast and mountain vacation
  20. 20 One Way Car Rentals- LAS to SFO- without drop off charges-What to check-
  21. 21 New Hawaii countdown for 2014-15
  22. 22 California (San Francisco, Napa,Carmel/Monterey,Santa Barbara,San Diego)
  23. 23 Ideas for a family on a roadtrip around Denver and Utah
  24. 24 Clearwater FL area
  25. 25 Rapid City to Yellowstone Route
View next 25 » Back to the top