Aspen and what else for a week?

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Oct 15th, 2003, 08:55 AM
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Aspen and what else for a week?

We have never been to Colorado and we are heading there in April for a wedding in Aspen. To fly straight into Aspen for the wedding would cost us over $1,000, so we are deciding to fly into Denver and make a vacation out of it.

We were thinking of flying into Denver and driving to Aspen and then after the wedding, taking a drive to some other places of interest so we can fly back out of Denver.

Question - if we take an extra 3 or 4 days to drive around before we end up in Denver, what do you suggest we see? I should point out, we are from NYC and we have never been skiing in our lives (insert laugh here). We don't want to spend all our time driving, but we would like to see some nature and stay at some fun places.

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Oct 15th, 2003, 08:59 AM
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Stop in Glenwood Srpings for a soak, massage at the hot springs. Vail is on the way. A very short detour to Breckenridge about 12 miles. Know that it will still be winter at that time. Try skiing, why not you only live once! Check out http://www.mountainskiresorts.com and www.summitnet.com for other activities a that time of year.

Unless we have a big storm the drive is pretty easy.
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Oct 16th, 2003, 09:21 AM
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I just had a nine day trip to Colo. We visited friends in Boulder for two days. It is a great place to live but not really a tourist area. We stayed in Aspen for 3 days and then 4 days at Copper Mt. Along thr way we spent time In Breckenridge which may be a fun place to stay for a few days. You may want to detour from Denver through Estes Park and themn Rocky Mt National Park for some great cites. Make sure that you hike up to Crater lake at Maroon Bells while in Aspen.
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Oct 16th, 2003, 09:56 AM
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You've already gotten a bunch of great suggestions on where to go and what to see. Depending on when in April you will be in Aspen, the ski resorts might be closed - almost all of them close by mid-April.

If you do decide to give skiing a try, I'm sure there will be great deals at the end of the season for ticket and lesson prices.

While the ski season will be winding down, the hotels, stores and restaurants will all still be open in April. Some of the other activities, such as snowmobiling, may be shut down due to lack of snow (the mountains themselves will still be snow-covered, but there will be melting at the lower elevations).

My guess is that Rocky Mountain National Park will still be mostly snowed in, and the popular Trail Ridge Rd. will definitely be closed.

Have a great trip!
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