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Old 07-11-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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delta07

This brings me back to square one...

When I first decided to go to Colorado I couldn't decide where to spend my 4 days. I felt that heading up to boulder and up into estes and the park was a nice loop. I am a 25 year old male i want to hike and see the state. I also want to have a good time, eat good food and have some beers.
Your basic loop will allow that. If you make more visits in the future you can explore deeper into the hinterlands; there's enough out there for a lifetime....

IIRC, in the Denver forum, you may want to use the search tool for a thread about good hikes within an hour of Denver. Or just search on: Hike or Hiking
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Well, obviously, you can't see all of Colorado in 4 days. I've lived here 32 years and I haven't seen it all (though I have seen a lot). If you want to see Boulder and Ft. Collins, they are where they are. They ought to be pretty hopping in early Sept. The students will be back and school will be in session. As wanneroo said, RMNP will be pretty cleaned out, except perhaps on weekends.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: New Orleans area near the Gulf Coast
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We just did this. I don't know your age. We are ages 62 and 57. We drove from Denver to Estes Park, where all the public transportation is free. In fact there is a shuttle from Denver to Estes for $55.00 one way or $85.00 round trip. I wish we'd known that before we spent a fortune on a rental car for a week. The Rocky Mountain National Park is about 5 miles from Estes Park and is just a beautiful drive. Don't miss it. We took lots of pictures, scenery is breath-taking. Then we drove up to Breckenridge, public transportation is not near as good as Estes Park, then drove down to Central City, which is an Indian casino spot about 8 miles off the Hwy 70. It was an experience. Almost every building is a casino or an ice cream parlor. We don't gamble, but it was fun to see. Very steep hills though. We spent two nights in Estes, but wish we would have stayed there longer. We hope to go to Gunnison our next trip. Hope this helped some.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: New Orleans area near the Gulf Coast
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Default Hiking trails in RMNF

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Wow this is great! Thank you so much!

What is there to do in Glen Haven and Drake?

Any nice trail idea's in Rocky National Park?

So excited to get to Colorado!
Their is a shuttle bus in Estes Park that runs quite often that will bring you up to the hiking trails specifically. It will also pick you up. It is free.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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September is a popular time to visit RMNP. Lots of folks come for the elk rut and fall color.
A great hiking info site is Protrails.com. For hikes in RMNP: ProTrails.com: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
There are festivals and events in Estes Park almost every weekend. Estes Park Colorado Calendar of Events
@ Jony in NOLA: You are mistaken. Central City is not an "Indian Casino spot". They are not affiliated with the "Indian Casinos" that you'll find in some other states.
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