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In CO the 10-1 thru 10-6 ... what to do when not taking something to wheel?

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A friends wedding in Mexico has been put on hold so some of us are planning on taking that vaca time in CO. Flying into Denver on the 1st, renting a car and back out on the 6th. Planning on town hopping around......


what to do? Suggestions?
Jen & I’s ideal CO trip would have some wheeling or at least snowmobile’n. Even if it’s a stock Jeep rental and some easy scenic trails.

any other good ideas?
 
Rental car? Get unlimited mileage and the extra insurance and drive. Pikes peak and Mt Evans are not far from DIA and offer exceptional scenery. Drive up thru RMNP. Get a map and throw a dart at it and just go. I may be biased, but Colorado has some of the best scenery you will ever see.
 
Go to Buenavista, rent a Jeep and wheel all around both sides of Taylor park. Best part of Denver is leaving it. Go on alpine, Cumberland, loop and trails up by crested butte.
 
Hard to predict what the weather will be like then but highly unlikely to be any snowmobiling yet. If its a nice Indian Summer fall (which I always hope for) could be lots of cool roads to check out. Aspens may still have some colorful leaves then too. Go up I70 to Georgetown, then over Guanella Pass to 285 then south on it to Buena Vista then Cottonwood pass to Almont then Crested Butte, then Kebler Pass to Paonia Reservoir, then McClure Pass to Glenwood Springs, hit the Hot Springs, then Aspen to Independence pass to Leadville, then Tennessee or Fremont Pass back to I70 then back down to the Dirty D. Theres a lot of options like that.
 
This^^^ but detour to Moab. Rent a Jeep or SXS and enjoy the rocks.
‘If you have been you know the easy fun trails, if not plenty of experience here.
Denver to Moab is a quick drive for the West.
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Rental car? Get unlimited mileage and the extra insurance and drive. Pikes peak and Mt Evans are not far from DIA and offer exceptional scenery. Drive up thru RMNP. Get a map and throw a dart at it and just go. I may be biased, but Colorado has some of the best scenery you will ever see.
Go to Buenavista, rent a Jeep and wheel all around both sides of Taylor park. Best part of Denver is leaving it. Go on alpine, Cumberland, loop and trails up by crested butte.
Thats the kinda stuff we're looking for. We'll be with another couple and don't want to venture more than a few hours outside of Denver just so we're not spending the whole trip driving on a highway. Probably find a diffrent place to stay each night. May look for a place to rent at least a SxS to check out the scenery

Hard to predict what the weather will be like then but highly unlikely to be any snowmobiling yet. If its a nice Indian Summer fall (which I always hope for) could be lots of cool roads to check out. Aspens may still have some colorful leaves then too. Go up I70 to Georgetown, then over Guanella Pass to 285 then south on it to Buena Vista then Cottonwood pass to Almont then Crested Butte, then Kebler Pass to Paonia Reservoir, then McClure Pass to Glenwood Springs, hit the Hot Springs, then Aspen to Independence pass to Leadville, then Tennessee or Fremont Pass back to I70 then back down to the Dirty D. Theres a lot of options like that.
I figured, when I said thats what we want to do when there, I meant I was upset we wouldnt be lol

This^^^ but detour to Moab.
Too far, and if I'm going there I want my rig to wheel. That'd almost be torture.
 
Last time I was in Washington it was like a BK ordering a #3 with large fries and a side of reefer.

Drive thru weed.

Would expect its the same in Colorado.

Btw not to preach my mentality but CO is a federal postal abbreviation.

Hello Capt’n Obvious :smokin:
 
We’re headed out to Colorado next week in the Tahoe. Pretty much planning on finding roads that go through the mountains that the truck can handle. If CO is anything like the Black Hills in SD then there should he plenty of decent FS roads to explore.

There is so much to see and do out there I can’t even plan on tackling it all. Silverton would be a blast.
 
Denver's a shithole. Get in your rental car and get the fuck out ASAP. Follow the herd up I-70 into the mountains.

First stop is Westwinds Tavern in Idaho Springs. Then ease on into Frisco and hit the Moose Jaw. Nice shops, pretty town to spend the night. Biscuits and Gravy in the mornin' at the Butterhorn Bakery & Cafe is worth the entire trip to CO. Show up early or you'll wait quite awhile.

Head on up to Brekenridge for more shoppin' and sight seein'. Mandatory beer at the Gold Pan Saloon. The smoke outta the deer's ass always entertains.

Stay on 9 and start climbin'. South Park Saloon in Alma to say you've had a beer at the highest saloon in the US. T-shirt from Hoosier Daddy Liquors 'cross the street is optional.

Head on into Buena Vista for an evenin' of drinkin' at The Lariat. Used to be a phenomenal Mes'kin food joint in Johnson Village at the intersection of 285 and 24 but I've been told they done closed down. They had John Denver's motorscooter hangin' from the ceilin'.

Spend most your trip in Buena Vista. Very outdoor orientated. Rent anythang, do anythang.

Way back to Denver will take you thru Leadville. Avoid the tourist trap of The Legendary Silver Dollar Saloon and get drunk with the locals instead at the Manhattan Bar ... ya'll won't be disappointed.


My roadtrips take forever 'cause I ain't never passed a bar. I consider myself at least a semi-pro Bar-Hopper. :beer:
 
Indeed sir. :smokin:

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Pictures are dated 02 Sept. 2014. Mr. Denver's motorscooter weren't hangin' from the ceilin' no more ... it was on the floor leanin' against the wall.



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Fine time that particular visit was. After a monster plate of enchiladas, I eased on up to the bar and commenced to pourin' tequilla down a coupla local fat chicks. Combined, they was a solid quarter ton. Tried in vain to convince 'em to take me home and make me into a Kowboy sandwich. But did manage to get drunker than a skunk and entertain the bar patrons durin' my attempt. Anyways, crash and burn with the fat chicks and then just crashed in my camper in the parkin' lot. Woke up the next mid-mornin' or so and was surrounded by cars. Stumbled back in the joint and realized they done served up a commendable breakfast too boot.

Life is nothin' more than a collection of memories ...
 
We’re headed out to Colorado next week in the Tahoe. Pretty much planning on finding roads that go through the mountains that the truck can handle. If CO is anything like the Black Hills in SD then there should he plenty of decent FS roads to explore.

There is so much to see and do out there I can’t even plan on tackling it all. Silverton would be a blast.

Silverton used to be worth a visit... 40 years ago. Now it is a shit hole village with half the dwellings covered with plastic and condemned and the other half meth labs. Even the train ride there is a painful, expensive and poorly run carnival ride. Best left to Belgian tourists who don't know any better.

The mining roads between Crested Butte, Telluride, Ouray, Marble are quite enjoyable and scenic and, except for one or two short areas, are doable with most SUV's. Don't forget to run Black Bear Pass into Telluride just so you can tell everyone you didn't die.
 
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