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Old 06-22-2015, 09:13 AM   #15
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have stayed in Colorado Springs and loved it. Cheyenne Mountain (state park) overlooks Fort Carson, and has a great view. Manitou Springs, great to walk around. Buena Vista is really nice and the river (Arkansas) has nice rides. You just missed the annual FIBARK (first in boating Arkansas river) festival in Salida (sp?). Don't forget the Garden of the Gods (hiking, horse back rides and the Air Force Academy in the Springs also. Golly, forgot about Pikes Peak! You can drive up, make sure you have a full tank in the car, not a place fro a large camper!! Gonna stop, but soooo much more "out thar"
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There are so many things to do it is hard to narrow it down, but from one who lives in Colorado, here are a few suggestions

Mesa Verde outside Cortez
Durango-Silverton Railroad
Ouray, Co\San Juan Odyssey In Ouray
Rent a jeep wrangler and try the backroads, or go a scenic jeep tour
If you go on the jeep tour, try Switzerland of America in Ouray, ask for Perry and do the Black Bear all day tour. A trip that will last a lifetime.
In Montrose, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, also the Museum of the West.
Crested Butte for the wildflowers
As some said, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
Great Sand Dunes National Monument
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
Most importantly, enjoy the mountains, I'm partial but especially the San Juans.
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If you have time, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Canon City, CO. Have a great time.
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Try to find some time for lake city. If you have a 4wd you could do the alpine loop. Silver ton lake city and ourau if you are really adventurous. Engineer pass really needs a high ground clearance vehicle. Cinnamon pass not quite as rough. Lake city has a great 4th of July celebration.
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I know starting in July the major ski resorts such as:Vail, Aspen, Steamboat... Will have events going on from concerts, food weekends , sporting events. I would check on each ones website. In Vail one can park in a lot and use their free bus system. It will get you any where you want to go in the Vail Valley. The village core in Vail is mostly void of vehicles and thus very pedestrian friendly.
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There are so many things to do it is hard to narrow it down, but from one who lives in Colorado, here are a few suggestions

Mesa Verde outside Cortez
Durango-Silverton Railroad
Ouray, Co\San Juan Odyssey In Ouray
Rent a jeep wrangler and try the backroads, or go a scenic jeep tour
If you go on the jeep tour, try Switzerland of America in Ouray, ask for Perry and do the Black Bear all day tour. A trip that will last a lifetime.
In Montrose, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, also the Museum of the West.
Crested Butte for the wildflowers
As some said, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
Great Sand Dunes National Monument
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
Most importantly, enjoy the mountains, I'm partial but especially the San Juans.
Thank you very much...
We have done Mesa Verde and Durango-Silverton Railroad. Great. We are in Silverton now and we met friends. Today we went the trails 14 and 20 and 886 Corcsrew Gulch. Amazing, amazing
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I know starting in July the major ski resorts such as:Vail, Aspen, Steamboat... Will have events going on from concerts, food weekends , sporting events. I would check on each ones website. In Vail one can park in a lot and use their free bus system. It will get you any where you want to go in the Vail Valley. The village core in Vail is mostly void of vehicles and thus very pedestrian friendly.
Hi Jim,

maybe we can stay in touch. We leave at 07/08 Silverton and continue north in the Rockies. Perhaps our paths intersect ....

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First all who have responded, thank you very much.

We are from Germany and the first time in Colorado. What we have seen so far is great. Amazing. We are looking forward to more places. We are glad that we took 6 weeks time for Colorado.

We welcome further suggestions. Thanks again.

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We ski at Vail every few years (our favorite) but have never been there in the summer. Do plan a western Colorado/ Utah trip summer of 17'. Summer of 16' were doing Alaska (first year of retirement). We're camping right now in SE. Ohio. Will be in NE Pennsylvania & Vermont for 3 weeks the end of July.

You will have to come back and do the New England states some time, especially in the fall (late Sept thru Oct). Vermont, New Hampshire and upstate New York. (leaf peeper season).
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We ski at Vail every few years (our favorite) but have never been there in the summer. Do plan a western Colorado/ Utah trip summer of 17'. Summer of 16' were doing Alaska (first year of retirement). We're camping right now in SE. Ohio. Will be in NE Pennsylvania & Vermont for 3 weeks the end of July.

You will have to come back and do the New England states some time, especially in the fall (late Sept thru Oct). Vermont, New Hampshire and upstate New York. (leaf peeper season).
Hi Jim,

many thanks. that is what we are planning for next year: we come back the end of April 2016 and then have 5 months. we drive from Denver to the north, Chicago, Big Lakes, and than east to a part of Canada, and than Vernon and so on ....

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There are so many things to do it is hard to narrow it down, but from one who lives in Colorado, here are a few suggestions

Mesa Verde outside Cortez
Durango-Silverton Railroad
Ouray, Co\San Juan Odyssey In Ouray
Rent a jeep wrangler and try the backroads, or go a scenic jeep tour
If you go on the jeep tour, try Switzerland of America in Ouray, ask for Perry and do the Black Bear all day tour. A trip that will last a lifetime.
In Montrose, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, also the Museum of the West.
Crested Butte for the wildflowers
As some said, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
Great Sand Dunes National Monument
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
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Hi, thanks a lot... we have done it:
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Now we are 16 days in Silverton/Colorado and stay until Sunday.
We have done these offroad tours with our friend J.R.



- Cinnamon Pass
- California Pass
- Hurrican Pass
- Corkscrew
- Stony Pass
- Ohir Pass
- Imogene Pass
- Ingeneer Pass

It is a great area here.

Sunday we will go to Montrose and and than to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP South Rim Campground.
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Sooooo glad you got to spend that much time in our favorite little town of Silverton! We've done all the Jeep drives you have and you brought back some good memories for us. It's an absolutely beautiful area for 4-wheeling.
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