Family travel to Colorado August 2013

Apr 11th, 2013, 08:32 AM
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We stayed at the Hampton Inn in G-springs. Nothing too exciting, but you can walk to the gondola to the adventure park.

We popped into the Denver, and I might take a closer look at that, next time (more central and great brewpub in/nearby).

The Hotel Colorado is historic and worth a visit, but has mixed reviews.

In Breck, what fmpden said. We personally like being within easy walking distance of the main downtown area for shopping and food.
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Apr 13th, 2013, 07:39 PM
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since you mentioned Zipline. The best zipline on the planet with one of the best train rides is the combo @ Expensive, but worth every cent.

Mesa Verde is nearby and is very neat to see.
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Apr 23rd, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Thanks for all of the great information. We have narrowed down our plans a little. We will spend our first night in Denver and do a day trip to Estes Park ending the second day in Boulder. Then we will travel to Breckenridge for 5 days. We are open to taking day trips from Breckenridge--maybe to Buena Vista? Any suggestions on must-do activities based on this general itinerary? Where is the best place we might be able to do white water rafting (mid August)? How about a river float--I am a bit less adventurous than my crew! Soaring Colorado looked amazing, but at $500/person, is out of our budget range, and not really close to where we'll be. Any other zip line suggestions? How about horse back riding for absolute beginners?
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