An Introduction to Colorado

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.V2_IMG_2782







Helpful things:

  • 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?


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