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Old 09-13-2008, 09:54 AM
Location: USA
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I like Evergreen/Conifer area and Bailey.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:30 PM
Location: arizona on the border
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Wow. Being long removed from the area(22 years), but having lived there '63-'86, thinking about what towns I'd have considered circa that time....
Leadville for authenticity, unrestored.
Grandlake for remote, majestic
Como, the roundhouse and the Como Inn, plus the starting point to Boreas Pass, anycar can do it.
Boulder Canyon to whatever the name of that little town at the top of it is...where the recording studios used to be. Saw Elton John up there once, Stills in his Unimog.
Central city/Blackhawk were still dirty, bikers, old buildings and cemeteries. Haven't seen it since the gaming started, wouldn't want to.
And for the history/Indian buff, a trip to the desolate corner holding the Sand Creek Masacre site. Chills and sadness overwhelm you there.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:11 PM
Location: Carefree Arizona
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I agree with a couple of the previous post's that Evergreen driving through Kittredge is nice. Great small Downtown strip, Evergreen Lake - check out some pictures via city-data.com, click on Colorado and find Evergreen. I am not advocating or advertising in any way but on our last excursion to Evergreen, we stayed at a great place called Highland Haven.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:07 PM
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Default Great Mountain Towns

They're right! Black Hawk is really pretty and gambling is fun for just a bit, but NO shopping to be done!
Glenwood by train is AWESOME~ and Glenwoods Hot Spring Pool at night is so-o-o beautiful and HOT! Swimming is great.
Idaho Springs has some Great cute shops!
We Love Grand Lake, it is pretty darn fun! Tee:->
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:00 AM
Location: Boulder, CO
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Nederland for sure. It's only 20 minutes or so west of Boulder and cute as can be.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DenverLawGal View Post
So my votes are for Frisco and Glenwood Springs. BTW, you can take a train from Denver to Glenwood, not sure how fun that is, and I bet it takes longer, but no gas usage and no worries about traffic! We might try that route next time.
The train ride to glenwood springs is spectacular, but its too far for a day trip. if you are able to spend the night, I would highly recommend this and check out the hotsprings while you are there.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:42 PM
Location: Denver, CO
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Evergreen is a good recommendation. They have a nice little downtown with a lake and some good restaurants. Keys on the Green is the classic Evergreen place and Willow Creek has awesome views of the lake. I'd drive up to the Brook Forest Inn too. It's only about 15 minutes from the lake. Upper Bear Canyon is beautiful too. You can drive up I-70 and then drive south to 285 to return (or vice versa).
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