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View Poll Results: Your Pick...
Silverthrone Area (Brekenridge, Frisco..) 4 44.44%
Roaring Fork Area (Aspen, Glenwood Springs..) 5 55.56%
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:52 PM
 
Location: SLC
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Just took a road trip through the mountain. It really takes takes a actual trip to the rockies to appreciate how great/fun they are.
The I spent 2 days in The Silverthrone Mirco Area..and 5 days in Roaring Fork Valley Area. Thought very small towns, they seem like nice sized cities (especially when you've been driving around the mountains looking at nothing but scenery). I personally prefer The Silverthrone area...What do you think?

Silverthorne Area:
-Silverthorne
-Breckenridge
-Keystone
-Dillon
-Frisco

VS

Roaring Fork Area:
-Glenwood Springs
-Aspen
-Carbondale
-Basalt
-El Jebel

Last edited by Mike from back east; 10-11-2011 at 09:55 AM..
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is a tough one as both are very nice areas. Aspen is very cute with a nice downtown and GREAT restaurants. However if I am looking at the entire micropolitan area then I have to go with the Silverthorn area. They have great restaurants, better ski resorts a great lake and is closer to drive to from the front range.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Originally Posted by Gfitz1010 View Post
Just took a road trip through the mountain. It really takes takes a actual trip to the rockies to appreciate how great/fun they are.
The I spent 2 days in The Silverthrone Mirco Area..and 5 days in Roaring Fork Valley Area. Thought very small towns, they seem like nice sized cities (especially when you've been driving around the mountains looking at nothing but scenery). I personally prefer The Silverthrone area...What do you think?
Personally if it were me, I would choose Silverthorn because of the access to Denver if this was someplace I was going to live all year round.

But I prefer the nature and scenery in the Roaring Fork Valley, which I think is prettier and closer access to some interesting wildnerness areas ...
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Great grandfather was Mayor of Breck..used to hold serious real estate holdings in Keystone.....vacationed and lived equally in both areas .... have strong roots in both ...I prefer Aspen to any where in Summit Co. I prefer Steamboat,Telluride neither of which is located in either Eagle,Summit,Pitkin CO.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: SLC
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Which area has better climate/weather to you guys?
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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The RFV has more of a diversity in altitude so it's easier to get warmer weather in the winter and cooler weather in the summer. My veggie garden was much happier in Basalt than it is in Avon. Our friends in Breck can't get their tomatoes to ripen at all, so I'll vote for RFV.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Fort Collins, CO
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I don't ski, so it's just about beautiful scenery to me.. I prefer RFV, especially Glenwood Springs.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: SLC
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I don't ski, so it's just about beautiful scenery to me.. I prefer RFV, especially Glenwood Springs.
Yes. GS is a very nice and beautiful area.
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