Saturday, March 7, 2009

Day Trips - Denver,Colorado

Denver provides perfect combination of outdoor adventures and city life. Snow capped peaks overlooking the city provides perfect backdrop to a laid back city. You can also take variety of day trips from Denver. Here are suggested day trips and weekend gateways from Denver.

More Travel Ideas: Things To Do in Denver

1) Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park is about 2 hours to drive from Denver. It is great for camping or a day trip. Check out this link to read further about things to do in Rocky Mountain Nation Park.

2) Colorado Spring is a perfect side trip that is only one hour drive from Denver. You can visit US Air Force Academy, Garden of Gods , Cliff Dwellings etc on way to Colorado Springs. You can try white water rafting here.

3) Pikes Peak:

Pike Peak is about one hour drive from Denver,Colorado on the way to Colorado Spring. This is the place where poem "America The Beautiful" was written. This place is called Beauty Spot of America !!

At Pike Peak can do hiking, biking or take a ride on a Cog Railway.

4) Georgetown:

Georgetown is only 40miles from Denver. It is a beautiful Victorian village set in a spectacular mountain valley. The main street has unique antique shops and restaurants. With this day trip from Denver you will find yourself in a different era.

You can also experience Georgetown Loop Railroad here.

5) Royal Gorge Bridge And Park:

Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City, Colorado is the highest suspension bridge in the world. While driving on this bridge you feel like you are closer to the sky than the earth. It is about 2 hours drive from Denver but it is worth it. If you are making trip for Colorado Springs/Pikes Peak then Royal Gorge Bridge is only another hour from there. So you may want cover all three in a same day.

Here are some more ideas for places to visit near Denver that are more suited for week-end gateway then a day trip. To be more specific they are about 3-6 hours drive from Denver:
1) Aspen,Colorado:

Apart from being home to most famous ski resorts in west, Aspen,Co also has some very beautiful, warm and cozy Bed & Breakfast Inns where you can spend a nice and relaxing week-end.

You can also check-out Aspen Wilderness Outfitters for a relaxing horse back sight seeing. They provide 1,2 and 3 hours sight seeing trips as well as half-day and full-day excursions.

2. Durango, Colorado:  In about 6 hours drive from Denver you can drive to Durango. This is a place having activities year-round.

3. Santa Fe, New Mexico:
Only five hours drive from Denver is one of the most beautiful ski resort and unique little town Santa Fe. Winter or Summer it provides tons of things to do. Travel Ideas: Santa Fe