U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Denver
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-13-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: USA
16,850 posts, read 8,665,100 times
Reputation: 12705

Advertisements

I like Evergreen/Conifer area and Bailey.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-16-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: arizona on the border
687 posts, read 2,561,691 times
Reputation: 367
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Carefree Arizona
127 posts, read 397,933 times
Reputation: 85
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2012, 09:07 PM
 
1 posts, read 1,499 times
Reputation: 10
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:->
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-24-2012, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Boulder, CO
47 posts, read 82,419 times
Reputation: 40
Nederland for sure. It's only 20 minutes or so west of Boulder and cute as can be.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-24-2012, 04:46 PM
 
555 posts, read 1,035,368 times
Reputation: 545
Quote:
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-24-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
2,252 posts, read 4,506,023 times
Reputation: 2458
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).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Denver
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top