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Old 05-07-2019, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default What to do in Denver later this month?

My wife and I will be spending the weekend up there later this month and im struggling to find exciting things to do. Not tied to Denver necessarily. Just want to do something that we cant do here in Texas. Fishing is out as shes not quite that into it. Looking for more along the lines of just an eventful weekend. Any help appreciated.


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Old 05-07-2019, 07:57 PM   #2
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Take a hike and find me some OTC elk!

My wife and I enjoyed some restaurant that used to be a funeral home or Something like that. It was really good. Hopefully someone knows the name.

Edit: Linger is the name. Good stuff!
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:09 PM   #3
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Take her to eat at The Fort. Itís outside on the west side of Denver on a mountain overlooking the valley. The have wild game on the menu and it has that Old West feel.




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Old 05-07-2019, 08:10 PM   #4
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Edibles and go on a hike
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:11 PM   #5
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:16 PM   #6
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Get the munchies and hit up a bunch of restaurants

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Old 05-07-2019, 08:23 PM   #7
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I heard some fellers talk about smokin them left handers and hanging out at Dominos with the other homeless folks.

Seriously though, aint there a narrow gauge train that takes you up thru the mountains?
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:29 PM   #8
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Estes Park
Red Rocks
Pikes Peak
Georgetown - see the bighorn
Blackhawk casinos
Idaho Springs
Mt. Evans
Brewery Tours

Lots to do there. If have have any specific questions, PM me. I used to live there.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:37 PM   #9
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Enjoy the dry climate and Mountain Views.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:39 PM   #10
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I heard some fellers talk about smokin them left handers and hanging out at Dominos with the other homeless folks.

Seriously though, aint there a narrow gauge train that takes you up thru the mountains?
That is Durango/Silverton.
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:39 AM   #11
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Take her to eat at The Fort. Itís outside on the west side of Denver on a mountain overlooking the valley. The have wild game on the menu and it has that Old West feel.




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That sounds pretty interesting. Definitely look into that!


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Old 05-08-2019, 06:43 AM   #12
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That is Durango/Silverton.


Couple hrs out but sure sounds interesting. Ill keep this in mind. Might stay in different towns both nights.


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Old 05-08-2019, 06:46 AM   #13
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Estes Park
Red Rocks
Pikes Peak
Georgetown - see the bighorn
Blackhawk casinos
Idaho Springs
Mt. Evans
Brewery Tours

Lots to do there. If have have any specific questions, PM me. I used to live there.

Casino sounds tempting. Whats up with the bighorn? Is there a small herd that hanges around Georgetown?


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Old 05-08-2019, 07:42 AM   #14
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Casino sounds tempting. Whats up with the bighorn? Is there a small herd that hanges around Georgetown?


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Yes, they are often right by I-70. There's some side roads off the interstate and the sheep hang out in those areas. From time to time there are some pretty big rams there.

Also, you can drive over Guanella pass and often see mountain goats. However, your best bet at getting a close view of mountain goats is on Mt. Evans. You can drive all the way to the top
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:56 AM   #15
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Eat at The Buckhorn Exchange.
Brewery tours are great, Ft Collins would have the best ones.
Still be lots of snow up high in the mountains.
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:27 AM   #16
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Go see a red rocks concert, go to a rockies game (or nuggets playoff game!), brewery tour, go the natural history museum (and adjoining park - can't recall the name), go for a hike in any of the parks.
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:56 AM   #17
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Coors brewery tour is actual pretty cool. I wasn’t very interested in it when I was forced to go, but thoroughly pleased I did. I also usually hit up 3-4 of the local breweries in the area. Always catch a Rockies game when possible. Coors Field is one of my favorites, and it sure beats sweating your balls off watching a game in Houston or Arlington.

Sushi Den has to be my favorite sushi I’ve had. Highly recommend it, but get there early. It gets BUSY. Denver Biscuit Company is a must have for breakfast, as is Sam’s #3 downtown.

Head north one day and check out Rocky Mountain National Park. Also, if you’re a long range fanatic like myself, Mile High Shooting is jus north of Denver about 1/4 mile off I-25. Small store, but absolutely packed with gear. Great way to get your hands on some items to fondle that are otherwise hard to check out.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:01 AM   #18
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Couple hrs out but sure sounds interesting. Ill keep this in mind. Might stay in different towns both nights.


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Itís 6 hours out, and IMO thereís a lot more to do in Durango than Denver. At least things that we enjoy.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:13 AM   #19
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Go over to Pagosa (just east of Durango 45 miles). Spend a evening at the hot springs soaking up and enjoy a few drinks. Head over to Riff Raff Brewing for dinner. Wake up the next morning and catch a river rafting trip down the San Juan. Finish up and drive on over to Durango for the next evening. Your wife will appreciate the shopping available in downtown Durango, and there’s quite a few local breweries that are excellent for food and drink. SteamWorks and Carver happen to be my two favorite, and have excellent food. If you’re spending a 3rd day then take the train to Silverton, and rent a Razor for a half day. Spend a few hours trail riding and exploring the area (you can ride straight from the rental shop to the trail heads on pavement).
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:36 AM   #20
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Red Rocks is a must see once, especially if a favorite band is playing.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:52 AM   #21
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Pretty good ideas yall. Ill toss a few of these her way and see what she says.


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Old 05-08-2019, 11:56 AM   #22
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estes park for dinner at bird and jims after a quick tour of rocky mtn national park. Then dessert and elkins distillery right there in estes. Either the apple or cinnamon whiskey is smooth as silk
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:59 AM   #23
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I would just buy a couple carts of jet fuel and go check out the downtown. Book a float trip on the Arkansa. Do a little hiking and enjoy the Colorado outdoors.


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Old 05-08-2019, 12:16 PM   #24
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There's also the Georgetown Loop Railroad which is closer but not as impressive.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:17 PM   #25
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Try Roaming buffalo BBQ
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:32 PM   #26
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Red Rocks is a must see once, especially if a favorite band is playing.
Tyler Childers and Robert Earle Keen are going to be there in September. Iím trying to align my work schedule to make it fit. Iím in Denver in September usually for work anyways.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:08 PM   #27
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We live in Denver, not sure what stuff your wife is into but thereís plenty to do. Lots of great hikes in the area, but my favorite place to hang out is RMNP. Go in on the Grand Lake side at sunrise and drive through to Estes. Estes is touristy and has plenty of gift shops and restaurants.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:29 PM   #28
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We live in Denver, not sure what stuff your wife is into but thereís plenty to do. Lots of great hikes in the area, but my favorite place to hang out is RMNP. Go in on the Grand Lake side at sunrise and drive through to Estes. Estes is touristy and has plenty of gift shops and restaurants.


I think RMNP is on the list.


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Old 05-08-2019, 01:35 PM   #29
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Eat at The Buckhorn Exchange.
I try to do this every time I go. I love the place!
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:23 AM   #30
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Well we did a lot of driving and a little bar hopping. We drove up to Black Hawk, out west to Breckenridge, and stopped a lot of places in between. With my work guys we drove up to Boulder, over to Nederland, down to Black Hawk and then onto Denver. We didnt eat anywhere spectacular unfortunately, but over all the food was good. In Denver the Blue Bonnet mexican food restaurant is pretty solid. Bubba Gumps on the other hand is pretty terrible. In Brughton the Copper Rail Bar and Grill is a pretty good place to eat as is La Estrellita. We were going to eat at The Fort west of Denver, but it doesnt open until 430 and we were well into bar hopping by then. If you stay downtown the Lucky Strike is a really fun place. We hung out there quite a bit. Next door is Coyote Ugly which is pretty wild. Those bartenders in there really like to mess with you.

All in all we had a fun weekend and I appreciate all the info yall gave us.


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Old 05-26-2019, 09:01 AM   #31
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Are you back yet?


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Old 05-26-2019, 03:06 PM   #32
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Old 05-26-2019, 03:21 PM   #33
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Did you get to enjoy our little snow storm?
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Old 05-26-2019, 03:45 PM   #34
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Did you get to enjoy our little snow storm?
Safe travels.


It snowed Monday night pretty good. But that was about it.


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