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What to do in Co mountain vacation with teens?

Feb 22nd, 2004, 03:57 PM
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What to do in Co mountain vacation with teens?

Now we are discussing going to Co. It will be either CO or Whistler. I think CO would be easier. Tour around the Rockies. We have been to Durango, Silverton, and a few other towns. What else should we see on the eastern side?

And any suggestions on where to stay? Condo? Resort? We aren't into horses or big hiking. Scenery, a little shopping, fishing, rafting, and eating. Maybe check out Boulder for college ideas. Is Denver worth a stop? Thanks in advance. It has been a long time since I have been to the beautiful state of CO.
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Feb 22nd, 2004, 07:54 PM
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Colorado Springs would be a good choice. Ride up the tram to Pikes Peak, see Garden of the Gods, etc. You could go a bit out of town to see the Royal Gorge as well. There is good rafting in the area. Lots to do and a variety of accommodations.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 07:47 AM
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I've always found Steamboat Springs to be a great time. We rented a house using VRBO.com last summer for 3 nights off Steamboat Lake and we all had a blast. Plenty of things to do in that area, and you could kill a night in denver, get up early and be in steamboat by lunchtime.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 07:56 AM
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Glenwood Springs is also a great choice. It's not far from Aspen. Has awesome hot springs, natural as well as a hot springs pool. My personal favorite is the Hotel Colorado where the hot springs pool is located. Supposed to be haunted, but I've searched and never found any ghosts, probably a good thing! There are also tons of caves where you and the kids can go "splunking" if I spelled that correctly. I'm in my 30's and did that a couple years ago and would love to do it again. Have fun!
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 09:01 AM
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I agree with Rosemary that Glenwood Springs would be a great location for a family vacation.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 10:23 AM
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Thanks J.!

Now I want to go again!
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 02:00 PM
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We've done 2 loop drive vacations in Colorado. (We started in Denver and made a huge circle back. Well, maybe more like a lop-sided oval). We agreed that every trip to Colorado should include a stop at Glenwood Springs. I love the atmosphere there. I think a great base would be around Keystone or Breckenridge. There is an alpine slide in Breck, outlets nearby, and you can do a great whitewater trip on the Arkansas.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 02:51 PM
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What exactly is Glennwood Springs? I have never even heard of this???
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 03:08 PM
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http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us/
Try this link Heavens, should provide you with lots of info.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:50 PM
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We went through Glenwood Springs several years ago and it was beautiful. We only spent 1 night there, but it has been on my list of places to go back to ever since. We almost went a few years ago, but plans fell through.

What I would really like to do is take the California Zephyr from the SF Bay Area to Glenwood Springs, spend a few days and then take the train back.

Someday.
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