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Day Trips

Day Trips
Day Trips

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Mountain ranges, forests, rivers, glacial lakes, rocky beaches and hiking trails are staples of Colorado. Get yourself out of the city and explore what Colorado and the Rocky Mountains have to offer.

Denver | Day Trips

Argo Gold Mine and Mill Museum
  • Argo Gold Mine and Mill Museum
  • It may not be Hollywood, but Colorado is the true home of all that glitters. Gold, the most precious of all metals, has a long history buried deep in the Rocky Mountains, and the perfect place to...
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Blackhawk and Central City
  • Blackhawk and Central City
  • If it's been too long since you've last yelled Black Jack!––grab your wallet and catch a bus west into the rugged Rocky Mountains. Once modest mining camps, Blackhawk and Central City now lay claim to a number of lavish hotel and casino establishments.
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  • Georgetown
  • A short jaunt from Denver, (approximately 52 miles west of the city), you will find an old Victorian town just off I-70 where people gather not for the skiing, but rather for the simple enjoyment of the Rocky Mountains.
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Grand Junction Wineries
  • Grand Junction Wineries
  • There is just something alluring about Colorado's Wine Country. Maybe it's the wine itself, or the rolling green hills and vineyards in which the wineries are situated.
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Littleton Historical Museum
Longs Peak
  • Longs Peak
  • The 14,259-foot summit of Longs Peak is the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park and the 15th highest in Colorado. The east face, known simply as "The Diamond," is a sheer rock cliff, and presents one of the most classic climbing routes in Colorado.
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Manitou Springs
  • Manitou Springs
  • From the Native American Cheyenne belief that Manitou Springs was sacred, to nineteenth century travelers' idea that the town's healing waters could cure them of tuberculosis, this natural wonder will never go out of style.
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Pikes Peak Country
  • Pikes Peak Country
  • How would you like to have a mountain named after you for having failed? Zebulon Pike can boast just that, as he failed to climb to the summit of his mountain. He can be forgiven, though, since the snow was chest-high at the time.
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Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • The rutting call of an 1100-pound bull elk pierces the crisp air of another fall evening. Scattering spectators search prime photo locales, while fly-fishermen, hikers, and horseback riders blend among the wildlife.
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The Corn Maze at Chatfield
  • The Corn Maze at Chatfield
  • The maze of maize. The amazing maze. However you phrase it, the Corn Maze at Chatfield is an autumn hotspot for Denver urbanites hoping to get out of the city for a day.
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