Rocky Mountain National Park


Estes Park

  • Stanley Hotel - Take a 90 minute tour.  Stephen King's stay here inspired "The Shining"
  • Lake Estes Boat & Bike Rentals
  • Waterfront Grille
  • Rocky Mountain Rush - Off-Road photo tours.  http://www.rockymountainrush.com
  • Ride the free shuttle from the visitors center to avoid downtown traffic

Mt Evans

Mt Evans Highway is the highest paved road in North America.  Located a short drive south of I-70 at the Idaho Springs exit. 


Georgetown

The Georgetown Loop Railroad travels between the historic mining towns of Georgetown & Silver Plume.  http://georgetownlooprr.com

Alpine Hose #2 - Firefighter Museum in downtown Georgetown

Guanella Pass Scenic Byway - Head south out of town

 


Summit County

Frisco - Dillon - Breckenridge - Keystone - Arapahoe Basin - Copper Mtn

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Dining

  • Peppino's - Pizza & Subs.  Downtown Frisco.  Try the Garlic Knots.
  • Silverheels - Steaks.  Downtown Frisco
  • Two Below Zero - Dinner Sleigh Ride or Chuck Wagon http://dinnersleighrides.com

Things to do

  • Hiking
    • Quandary Peak -  13th Highest peak in Colorado at an elevation of 14,265.  Round trip is just under 7 miles.  Trailhead is located just off Hwy 9 about 8 miles south of Breckenridge.
    • Sapphire Point Trail - .6 mile loop located off Swan Mountain Road between Dillon & Frisco.  The trail overlooks Dillon Reservoir with scenic views of the Ten Mile Range & the Gore Range.
  • Dillon Reservoir
  • Keystone Lake
    • Rent Kayaks, Paddle Boats, Canoes, or SUPs (Stand-up Paddleboards)
    • Bike Rentals
  • Scenic drives
    • Boreas Pass Road - Located off Hwy 9 just south of Breckenridge.  The 2wd friendly dirt road is closed in winter.  The changing aspen leaves from mid September to mid October make this a popular fall destination.
    • Hoosier Pass - Located on Hwy 9 between Breckenridge & Fairplay.
    • Loveland Pass - Located on Hwy 6 between Keystone and I-70 exit #216.
    • Copper Mountain to Leadville on Hwy 91
    • Bike or Drive around Dillon Reservoir
  • Shopping
    • Downtown Breckenridge
    • Downtown Frisco
  • Winter Sports - Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone, & Arapahoe Basin are all a short drive.  Vail is also less than an hour away.

Vail

Nova Guides - Jeep, ATV, Snowmobile, Snow Coach, Fishing, & Rafting Tours.  http://www.novaguides.com

Ian Taylor Trekking - Based in Vail Colorado, Ian Taylor Trekking offers training and guided trips to the highest mountains in the world.  He has a pretty impressive success rate of getting to Everest Base Camp, Denali, Kilimanjaro, and more.  http://iantaylortrekking.com/


Lake City - 1 hour from Gunnison

  • Dining - Southern Vittles
  • Museum
  • Lake San Cristobal
  • Jeep & ATV Trails

Colorado Events

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