Your favorite weird/cool places in Colorado?

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  1. Geek

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    We are going to see Prairie Home Companion at red rocks this month #gettingold


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  2. MountainsandRivers

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    Definitely! I kind of remember seeing Phish there in the 90s and I think I spent half the time in the parking lot. I don't that was helium in those balloons!
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  3. enduro-ince

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    In the cool category i'd have to add The Black Canyon of The Gunnison near Montrose.
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  4. Sig_Sour

    Sig_Sour Been here awhile

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    Devil's Head fire lookout in Pike National Forest is a great time if you climb all the way to the top. But if you have a fear of heights don't bother with the last set of stairs. I had to convince myself the steps were sturdy enough...because they're certainly narrow enough :eek1 The views at the top are probably among the best on the Front Range, 360 degrees at almost 10k feet.
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  5. doc_ricketts

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    Best canyon and prettiest rocks in the US. Been down to the bottom fishing a couple of times and what a place to camp and catch big browns.
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  6. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I picked up a book called Weird Colorado a couple years ago. I've had a lot of fun thumbing through it and I've visited a lot of interesting places because of it.

    +1 for Bishop's Castle and the Swetsville Zoo - both are Must-sees in CO.

    Others to add to the list:
    Flossy McGrew's costume shop in Denver:
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    And Guffy, CO.

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    If you go to Guffey, a quick hike to the nearby falls is well worth it.
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    Both Guffey and Bishop's Castle are great destinations for street bike rides because the surrounding roads are spectacular.
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  7. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded" Supporter

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    There is a reason for that - Just sayin but there is a reason...

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  8. JustinP

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    Well there's something I haven't seen before. I've been to Guffey a few times, but never saw the skeleton horse and carriage. Where abouts is it?
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  9. Lomax

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    Uh, right on main street as you go through town. I do not know how you could have missed it.

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  10. MrBob

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    Longmont. All of it, and not in a good way.
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  11. JustinP

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    Hmm, then maybe I have seen it. Been a long while since I've been through Guffey. I'd think I would remember *that* though :lol3
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  12. micah360

    micah360 Been here awhile

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    yes... that is a great spot and I totally agree on the stairs. They really don't look that bad until you are halfway up!! :uhoh

    Don't forget about the cliff dwellings down south in Mesa Verde.

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  13. surly357

    surly357 Cochetopa dreamin'

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    Ouch!

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  14. Sig_Sour

    Sig_Sour Been here awhile

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    Please, do yourself and those around you during digestion a favor and skip on the trip to Casa Bonita. I'd rather go to the airport without flying anywhere, no doubt the food would be better.

    Twin Peaks off at Arapahoe and I-25 is very "scenic". They do car washes out front on Saturdays I hear. Of course they have outdoor seating. Service men from Buckley drive 25 minutes each way for lunch, what does that say? Service men know their scenery, that's what it says dammit! :wink:
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  15. Lomax

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    :lol3

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  16. Blakebird

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    Our friends in Santa Fe came up to visit, and we asked what they wanted to do....it was right after the South Park episode aired - so they wanted to do Casa Bonita. I'd been a few times and it was a lot more fun going with good friends after that show had built it all up :lol3

    Classic Denver experience IMO
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  17. doc_ricketts

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    Fair entertainment, good sopapillas, lousy food, and great memories for the kids.
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  18. nwcolorider

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    it had been 27 years since I watched the July 4 parade in CB, has to be the most unique one around. The Rocky Mtn Bio Lab folk marching in skunk cabbage, the Duck Dynasty kazoo band, people tossing tortillas off the rooftops and the huge water fight with fire trucks involved at the end!

    awesome fireworks show by the City of Gunnison, one of the best I have ever seen.

    One of the most thought provoking for me is the Milk Creek Battlefield North of Meeker. After the battle the non-coms,enlisted and civilian dead were thrown in a mass grave and left. It is the only known unmarked mass grave of US servicemen. There were 11 Medals of Honor awarded during the weeklong battle.

    Most awesome to me is the isolation and beauty of the Yampa Canyon.
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  19. Blakebird

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    :nod

    I agree.

    That's one of the most amazing scenic places in Colorado, and one of the most remote, requiring considerable effort to get to.
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