Things to do other than riding...

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  1. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    I am planning a trip to Denver, Laramie & Cheyenne next year. Looking for ideas of things to do other than riding. Rocky Mountain National Park is the center of my plans. I usually just find breweries and scenic overlooks. There had to be more.
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  2. AviatorTroy

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    We hike a lot
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    Other than riding belongs in the basement!:imaposer:imaposer
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  4. Oilhed

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    Thanks. I put it there I’ll get CSM.
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    0B945E16-7F0E-4D37-811F-BE0CBFE6E08E.jpeg Trout on a fly rod!
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    We took a horseback ride/tour out of Estes one year, few hrs with a big steak dinner on a bbq back in the hills. Had to strong arm the wife to go but she loved it.

    There's usually some sort of festival going on between ft collins-loveland-boulder, even the farmers markets are fun.

    Walking around looking at stuff at the mile high flea market eating burritos and drinking beer is always a relaxing day for me.
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    What time of year? There is a relatively new brew pub in Grand Lake. I have not been there, yet. I'm guessing they have beer from other brew pubs, since I have not seen any sort of brewing equipment there. Rent a pontoon boat and relax on one of the lakes. Take in a show at the Rocky Mountain Rep theater.
    Hike up to the Grand Ditch. Happy hour on the deck at the Gateway. Lunch by the river @ the Rapids. Dodge all the crowds, if you can.:becca:dirtdog
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    One other observation I might throw out there, yes crowds traffic and population is out of control here, however if you have the flexibility to take your trip during weekdays and avoid doing “Colorado” type things on weekends or holidays you are good to go.
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    Find local amphitheater’s. If you coming in the summer our amphitheater in Dillon has music every weekend - Friday and Saturday nights. Some shows are free and some charge. Other towns do the same like Vail etc. shit tons of stuff to do and Colorado has it all. Just GTS !! (Google that shit). You’ll have hours of searching stuff on music, breweries, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rafting, horse back riding, dining, chair lift rides, alpine slides, hot springs, road bike riding, dispensaries, concerts, drinking, food, drinking, sunsets, drinking, boating, drinking, 4x4 rentals, drinking, skydiving, drinking, camping, drinking... just to name a few activities.
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    In Cheyenne - if you happen to be there the right time: Cheyenne Frontier Days. Great rodeo and some good concerts in the evening.
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    see if there's any good shows at Red Rocks during your stay
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    Was thinking late June but might need to wait til after 4th July for all the roads to open at Rocky Mtn. N. P.

    That's a fantastic idea!
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    Just kidding, I hope you know. Hike Longs peak, great views, even if you can’t make the summit. As said above, try to avoid weekends. Cameron pass, Ft Collins to Walden is very nice, west side of Cameron there are lots of forest service roads with hardley ever any traffic, some great views of the north park areas.
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    Hike up to LuLu city. Not much there anymore, but a nice flat hike along the river. Take in one of the camp ground shows. Usually interesting and informative. Watch the Osprey chicks in their nests or the parents fishing. Mustachio's has good Lamb and the view over the lake looking north into the park is great.
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    Back Hawk / Central City casinos. Cool little historic town, and there's a good brewery there too (Dostal Alley). Fun to just walk around up there even if you don't gamble.

    Picture from a hill climb race I did up there a few years ago. They staged us in town between rounds.

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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    They shoot for Memorial day to open Trail Ridge Rd every year. Usually successful
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    hit all the hot springs...good for the bones and the soul
    All the little county museums can be very interesting the Craig one CO has an interesting gun fighter display, Saguache CO is pretty cool also open seasonally
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    keep us posted
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    Don't miss the hot springs in Hartzel, its spectacular. Some say it even glows. :super
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    Are the hot springs just pools in nature or pumped into a buoy, like in VA & NC?
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    Just natural pools that glow in the dark.
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