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seaofred
04-27-2011, 05:35 PM
I'm going to be in Denver Friday night and I have a free day Saturday. Any recommendations on something to do, besides punch John Elway in the face if I see him? My wife and I are thinking about driving up Estes Park. Is it with it?

Then Sunday and Monday I'll be in Breckenridge. Is there anything to do there?

Detoxing
04-27-2011, 05:36 PM
Danny Fucking Watkins.

seaofred
04-27-2011, 05:41 PM
Huh?

KurtCobain
04-27-2011, 05:42 PM
You could smoke some pot while you're there.

Detoxing
04-27-2011, 05:43 PM
Danny fucking Watkins

seaofred
04-27-2011, 05:46 PM
You could smoke some pot while you're there.


Can't. My work gives random drug tests and I have bills.

seaofred
04-27-2011, 05:47 PM
Danny ****ing Watkins

**** Yeah!

Crush
04-27-2011, 05:51 PM
Burn Mile High to the ground.

bevischief
04-27-2011, 06:01 PM
Paging Daface and Rainman.

KurtCobain
04-27-2011, 06:01 PM
Paging Daface and Rainman.

They're too busy getting baked.

DaKCMan AP
04-27-2011, 06:04 PM
When I was there last July I enjoyed the drive up Mt. Evans, the highest paved US road. IIRC, the peak elevation is around 14k ft.

Check if there's a show at Red Rocks. Awesome venue.

See what's going on at the Denver Museum of Art. They had some nice exhibits when I visited.

seaofred
04-27-2011, 06:07 PM
When I was there last July I enjoyed the drive up Mt. Evans, the highest paved US road. IIRC, the peak elevation is around 14k ft.

Check if there's a show at Red Rocks. Awesome venue.

See what's going on at the Denver Museum of Art. They had some nice exhibits when I visited.

Thanks. Is Red Rocks a bar?

DaKCMan AP
04-27-2011, 06:09 PM
Thanks. Is Red Rocks a bar?

Amphitheater.

http://www.coloradorealestatehomesource.com/artman/uploads/1/Red_Rocks_Amphitheatre.jpg

seaofred
04-27-2011, 06:13 PM
Amphitheater.

http://www.coloradorealestatehomesource.com/artman/uploads/1/Red_Rocks_Amphitheatre.jpg


Dang, that place looks cool. To bad they don't have anything scheduled for this weekend.

Rain Man
04-27-2011, 06:14 PM
If the Mount Evans road is open, that's a cool drive, and strap your helmet on and get a rental car with power.

Go to Manitou Springs (about an hour south) and take the cog railroad to the top of Pike's Peak.

Estes Park is indeed very nice.

Those would be my top three recommendations for one day in Colorado.

bevischief
04-27-2011, 06:15 PM
They're too busy getting baked.

ROFL

So who is buying the nachos on Saturday?

ClevelandBronco
04-27-2011, 06:28 PM
Thanks. Is Red Rocks a bar?
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http://www.artistdirect.com/Images/artd/galleries/artist/504137_FL_u2redrocks_450.jpg
http://www.cinemablend.com/images/sections/12336/U2_12336.jpg

BTW: Too early in the season for Red Rocks.

scorpio
04-27-2011, 07:33 PM
If you're already going to Breckenridge don't bother going to Estes, unless you feel like driving around RMNP for whatever reason.

Lots of cool stuff on the 16th street mall and around LoDo. The art museum and natural history/science museum are both worth the price of admission if you're into that sort of thing.

seaofred
04-27-2011, 07:34 PM
If the Mount Evans road is open, that's a cool drive, and strap your helmet on and get a rental car with power.

Go to Manitou Springs (about an hour south) and take the cog railroad to the top of Pike's Peak.

Estes Park is indeed very nice.

Those would be my top three recommendations for one day in Colorado.


Pikes Peak sounds cool. May do that instead of Estes Park. Thanks!

tmax63
04-27-2011, 07:37 PM
There's still snow up top. You may want to make sure the road's open before driving down.

seaofred
04-27-2011, 07:39 PM
There's still snow up top. You may want to make sure the road's open before driving down.

Good tip. I'll be sure to check that stuff out.

seaofred
04-27-2011, 07:39 PM
Any kind of night life in Breckenridge?

Bugeater
04-27-2011, 07:54 PM
I wasn't all that impressed with the drive up to Mt Evans, all that is up there is the remains of a burnt out building and not much oxygen. I'd recommend Pike's Peak instead.

Bugeater
04-27-2011, 07:55 PM
There's some cool cliff dwellings in Manitou Springs too.

DaKCMan AP
04-27-2011, 07:57 PM
BTW: Too early in the season for Red Rocks.

My bad. Us Floridians aren't used to thinking things aren't year-round. ;)

Rain Man
04-27-2011, 08:22 PM
Pikes Peak sounds cool. May do that instead of Estes Park. Thanks!

I was just getting on to recommend that more strongly. check to be sure the train is running, and if so you'll enjoy it.
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Miles
04-27-2011, 08:24 PM
Any kind of night life in Breckenridge?

There usually is but ski season ended at Breck last weekend so it may be fairly quite.

DaFace
04-27-2011, 08:37 PM
Unfortunately, you're in a bit of a weird time period. There's still lots of snow up top, so Mt. Evans and Trail Ridge Road (through RMNP) are both still closed. That means that places like Estes Park will probably be a little dead, which is great for shopping if that's your thing, but not much for atmosphere.

On the other hand, most of the ski areas closed in the past few weeks, so the ski towns are also now pretty dead. The sad thing is that there's still TONS of snow up there, but they're closed anyway. I think it'd make me pretty bummed out to be in Breck staring at the slopes, but no way to ski them!

If you're the type to get outdoors for real, let me know. I know area hiking and snowshoeing trails pretty well. You technically could ski Loveland or Arapahoe Basin if that's your thing.

If you're looking for cultural attractions, you can definitely make a day out of Denver. The Art Museum is worth the trip. It sounds like you're on your own (rather than with kids), so the Zoo and Aquarium would probably be pretty meh for you. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is pretty kid-oriented in areas, but if you're into natural history, you can burn a few hours there.

If you're looking to try and get outdoors some, but not wanting to go the physical exertion route, Colorado Springs has a train that you can take up Pike's Peak, and Garden of the Gods is pretty cool. Cave of the Winds is there, but I was pretty underwhelmed by it.

If you're much of a beer drinker, we've got breweries everywhere that you could tour. I've never done the Coors tour in Golden, but if that's your thing, it's an option. I'm a bigger fan of all of the smaller breweries like New Belgium, O'Dell's, Avery, Left Hand, and Boulder Beer. There's also Breckenridge Brewery and Great Divide brewing in downtown Denver.

Finally, the Rockies have a home game Saturday night, and Coors field is (IMO) a great place to catch a game.

Any questions, just ask. I've done my fair share of exploring this place after moving here 5 years ago.

Jethopper
04-27-2011, 08:43 PM
Dillon Dam Brewery... a must

DaFace
04-27-2011, 08:46 PM
Oh, I've never done it, but there's an old railroad train in Georgetown (about halfway between Denver and Breck) that's supposed to be pretty scenic.

CosmicPal
04-27-2011, 08:48 PM
The Cherry Cricket for their hamburgers

Sushi Den for sushi

Pete's Kitchen for breakfast

The Wynkoop for pool and beer

The art museum for culture and the architecture

My Brother's Bar for happy hour (home to Jack Kerouac and Neil Cassady)

Vesta Dipping Grill for hotties and something different

El Chapultepec for fun, cheap drinks, and great music- bring cash.

Biker Jim's for his hot dogs

ClevelandBronco
04-27-2011, 09:24 PM
Look for afternoon/evening rain at this time of year, and don't be surprised if it's snowing in Breck.

DaFace
04-27-2011, 09:29 PM
Look for afternoon/evening rain at this time of year, and don't be surprised if it's snowing in Breck.

Good point. They got about 8" of snow in some areas yesterday, and it's supposed to snow again this weekend.

seaofred
04-28-2011, 07:58 AM
So is it like here and everything closes when they get that kind of snow?

Donger
04-28-2011, 08:01 AM
When I was there last July I enjoyed the drive up Mt. Evans, the highest paved US road. IIRC, the peak elevation is around 14k ft.

It's a little closed right now.

burt
04-28-2011, 08:01 AM
If the Mount Evans road is open, that's a cool drive, and strap your helmet on and get a rental car with power.

Go to Manitou Springs (about an hour south) and take the cog railroad to the top of Pike's Peak.

Estes Park is indeed very nice.

Those would be my top three recommendations for one day in Colorado.

Or drive up Pikes Peak. Cool......and scary as hell.

Donger
04-28-2011, 08:04 AM
Go to Manitou Springs (about an hour south) and take the cog railroad to the top of Pike's Peak.

Yep. I understand that they are running the cog RR year-round now, too. I've only ever done it in non-winter. It would be pretty cool. It will be much colder at the summit.

seaofred
04-28-2011, 08:36 AM
Yep. I understand that they are running the cog RR year-round now, too. I've only ever done it in non-winter. It would be pretty cool. It will be much colder at the summit.

I think this is what we are going to do. Oh, and burn down Mile High. :evil:

SuperChief
04-28-2011, 08:42 AM
I'll second the notion about Manitou Springs. It's just a very neat, eclectic town that has quite a bit of shopping and some sights nearby, IIRC. Garden of the Gods is amazing, too. A must see.

Donger
04-28-2011, 08:42 AM
I think this is what we are going to do. Oh, and burn down Mile High. :evil:

I'm not kidding when I say it will be cold. Take multiple layers. Oh, and make sure that you stay hydrated.

DaFace
04-28-2011, 08:48 AM
So is it like here and everything closes when they get that kind of snow?

Na, Breck got 500" of snow this year. They're used to it.

seaofred
04-28-2011, 11:26 AM
Thanks for all the feed back on this and Yes, Donger my wife and I will dress warm.

ClevelandBronco
04-28-2011, 11:32 AM
Be careful that you don't trip over any of the trustafarians in Manitou or Breck.