I recently spent six days visiting a friend in Colorado. We were based in Greeley, but made several trips to the surrounding are as most of what I heard about Greeley was to go anywhere else. That’s how much people that lived there seemed to like it. From what I saw, it wasn’t too terrible, but all I really did see were coffee shops and the University.
Most of what we did was eat, but I won’t complain about that because it was all delicious. We also spent a lot of time in the car, but to spend more time outside so it worked out. I did see a lot there though, Devil’s Backbone, Horsetooth Reservoir, Estes Park, and The Stanley Hotel, just to name a few.
In my time there we made it to Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins, Longmont, Boulder, and Colorado Springs. I definitely enjoyed my short time there, but would love to see more of it, especially in the mountains.
- Garden of the Gods is possible as a day trip from Denver. It will take most of the day, but is totally worth is.
- Estes Park is also a good day trip from Denver. Visit Rocky Mountain National Park while you’re there.
- The tram thing in Estes Park give you awesome views of the Park and the Rockies.
- Stanley Hotel offers tours, but it’s cool to just stop in and see the lobby area and the grounds.
- Horsetooth Reservoir is a cool place to visit from Fort Collins.
- Devils Backbone is a cool hike from Loveland.
Have you been to Colorado? Where did you go? What would you recommend there?