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Old 11-04-2009, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I always liked the Renaissance Festival in the summer. It's in Larkspur, CO, just past Colo Springs and Monument (I think).
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Thanks, everyone! All great suggestions!

SheridanL- I am interested in day trips, weekend trips, local activities, etc.- so distance is really not a factor. I was looking for the types of suggestions other posters gave. What are your top picks?
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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The Great Sand Dunes is definitely a must do at least once in your life.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)

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Old 11-08-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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Crested Butte area for summer photography, and fly fishing!
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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PokerMunkee- WOW! That photo looks fake! I'm totally after this type of thing! Things I just don't know about b/c I didn't grow up in CO. This has been added to the list! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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I had a chance to take a 5 mile walk on the dunes in early September. Mostly the sand is hard packed from the wind, but there are occassional spots of soft sand, which made walking similar to walking thru a foot of snow. Overall it was a fun adventure and well worth the effort. I highly recommend it. BTW, the picture accurrately captures the shape of the shifting dunes as I remember them. I was there at time when the light was alot brighter, so the dunes did not have the smooth appearance as shown in the picture. It all depends on the lighting, so the dunes will look and feel different at different times of the day.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I would go in the summer. You have to walk through a small creek that flows through the sand (from melting snow in the mountains) to get up to the dunes. Most people just take off their shoes and walk bare foot through the water and the sand. We went in June and it was still a little chilly
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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Colorado has been "taken advantage" of enough.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Colorado has been "taken advantage" of enough.

lolwut?
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Colorado has been "taken advantage" of enough.
Im not out to exploit it, Im out to enjoy it. If you don't want to share (not up to you anyway), that's your problem. =) (I hope you can sense the sarcasm.)

But really- this question isn't out of line, is it? I'm not asking where the best undiscovered place is so I can go and develop another resort.
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