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Old 11-08-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I've got a week off in December and am debating either going to Istanbul or Denver... I can get tickets to Istanbul for $550 or $100 to Denver so I'm leaning toward the latter.

Anyways, what is the weather like there in early December?

I'm thinking if I do go to spend a few days hiking. Is this even possible in December? Can I take public transportation to any trails? I know I can take a bus to Boulder, but I'm not sure how to get to any trails. Any insight would be super helpful! I'm down for a bit of adventure. Not that interested in Skiing.

Thanks!
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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People hike year round in Colorado. If you take the bus to Boulder there are hiking trails a short distance from the bus station. There are many trailheads from Chautauqua Park which is 1.5 miles from the bus station. You can walk west on Canyon Blvd and hike up Flagstaff Mountain.
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Temps could be in the 40s/50s and it could be beautifully sunny. Or it could be cold and snowy. And it could be both in the same day.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Be prepared, it will be brown! Chances are the weather will be fine.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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You're choosing Denver over Istanbul? Seriously?
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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If you want to be impressed with natural scenery, this time of year is not the time to see Denver. From what i've seen Istanbul is beautiful! Choose Istanbul, I think you'll be more satified. But Denver won't be a bad choice.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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I'd choose Istanbul. Not because there is anything wrong with Denver. But really it doesn't compare to Istanbul.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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People hike year round in Colorado. If you take the bus to Boulder there are hiking trails a short distance from the bus station. There are many trailheads from Chautauqua Park which is 1.5 miles from the bus station. You can walk west on Canyon Blvd and hike up Flagstaff Mountain.
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Temps could be in the 40s/50s and it could be beautifully sunny. Or it could be cold and snowy. And it could be both in the same day.
Isn't Flagstaff up Baseline Rd ?? Also RTD runs the "N" route bus up Boulder Canyon to Nederland, so could pickup trailheads along the Canyon (aka Hwy 119) RTD

FWIW, Istanbul weather is very similar to Denver as they are in same general latitude. Denver 40N, Istanbul 41N See Istanbul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Isn't Flagstaff up Baseline Rd ?? Also RTD runs the "N" route bus up Boulder Canyon to Nederland, so could pickup trailheads along the Canyon (aka Hwy 119) RTD
The road up Flagstaff is Baseline. You can hike up Flagstaff from the base of the canyon (north side). To be specific there is a trail off Arapahoe Ave which is a block south of Canyon Blvd. Boulder Canyon isn't known for hiking. There really are no "trailheads along the canyon" between Boulder and Ned. There is a bike path that runs along Boulder Creek for a few miles up the canyon.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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FWIW, Istanbul weather is very similar to Denver as they are in same general latitude. Denver 40N, Istanbul 41N See Istanbul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Is this from personal experience? Same latitude does not mean same climate/weather. I used to live in Denver, and have visited Istanbul and did not find the same weather (but obviously personal anecdote does not equal averages). A quick search shows avg. December highs of 52F in Istanbul and 44F in Denver.
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