Things to do?

Heather - posted on 03/21/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My family and I love doing things together outside the house. Some of the things we do include hiking, bike riding, and going to the Denver Zoo. Does anyone have anything that their family enjoys doing anywhere in Colorado that they could share with me? Fun places, hiking trails, ect.?

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We live on the Western Slope and many people are attracted to the Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs. Not to mention climbing up to Hanging Lake in the Glenwood Canyon. A great sight to see. Then you could take a 20 minute drive up to the town of Redstone and see the Infamous Redstone Castle and browse shops and lots of facinating things for kids of all ages. Many places in the area to bike, hike and picnic.

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Heather - posted on 12/23/2009

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Robin, I have never heard of the Redstone Castle... My husband wanted to take me to some hot springs, but I don't know where. And I want to say that I have hiked up to the Hanging lake, but I'm not sure if it is the same one you are talking about, or something different. Thanks for giving me some stuff to think about!

Tana - posted on 08/02/2009

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We got to go to the train museum in Golden this past week! Our son flipped!! He absolutely LOVED it! We were there for almost 2 hours. How can that happen?? It was a great time, though, and totally worth it. It's a shame we can't go for his birthday in September for the Day Out with Thomas. Maybe next year. We're going to try to ride the Polar Express (another fun family option) this winter.

Melissa - posted on 07/20/2009

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if your kids love train try going to Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. It's 18.00 for a family. We went there last week my kids had a blast. Here's the address and numbers if your interested
17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403
303-279-4591 or 800-365-6263

the link- http://www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org/ Or

the children's museum, the info-

Hours

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Wednesday – Open until 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission

Children under 1: Free
Age 1: $5.50
Ages 2 – 59: $7.50
Seniors (60+): $5.50
Members are always free

address- 2121 Children's Museum Dr Denver, CO 80211

Hope that helps some.

Bethany - posted on 07/10/2009

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Tana~ yes, Taylor is awesome! I waitressed there for a while. If you like festivals, you may like Vinotok in Crested Butte. It's in September every year, and is basically a Fall Festival. The weird thing about this festival, though, is that it ends with a parade and the burning of the "Grump." Which is a homemade statue that everyone puts in scraps of paper with everything bad from the previous year. Then they march it through town chanting "burn the grump," and burn it along with all the bad "feelings." It's bizarre, and maybe not for little kids, but I don't know, you may like it. :) Gives a little taste of the authentic mountain hippie town.

Tana - posted on 07/08/2009

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We just camped at Taylor Park a last month! It was awesome! I love in Grand Junction and we go up to the Grand Mesa, The National Monument, Rifle Falls is scheduled for our next camping adventure this weekend. There are so many great places in Colorado!! :) Durango is pretty awesome. Mesa Verde is fun and there are some easier trails to take to see all of the Indian stuff. Telluride is having a free concert every Wednesday (Old 97s is playing this week or next). Blues and Brews in Telluride is coming up. I'm not sure when the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival is, but that's in Fruita. Pork and Hops festival is in September here in Grand Junction. The Palisade Peach Festival is next month in Palisade. I'm sure there's a Fat Tire Festival going on somewhere.
Ok, I admit it. I have a Festival problem. I'm currently seeking help...but everyone else seems to have a festival problem, too. ;)

Bethany - posted on 07/02/2009

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I grew up in Gunnison, CO, and that whole area is gorgeous! One of the most beautiful places is Taylor Park. From Denver take 285 through South Park. Once you hit 50 at Johnson's Village turn right into Buena Vista. Turn left to go up to Cottonwood Pass at the first light (pretty sure it's the first), and it's about an hour drive over the pass into Taylor. There's a lake for fishing and boating, a cafe, trading post, camping, hiking... just ask any of the locals and they're always happy to help!

Also, Crested Butte is a fun and unique place to go. In the winter there's really good skiing. In the summer you can climb all over up there. You can take the ski lift up Crested Butte Mountain, or climb the trail underneath. One fun restaurant after a long day is the Secret Stash in CB, which is a pizza place where you sit Middle Eastern style on the floor on cushions. :-)

Living in Arizona now, but I miss Colorado so much!

Heather - posted on 04/25/2009

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We have been there a few times. We also like Seven Falls. All those stairs are a great work out and the falls are beautiful both day and night!

Tamra - posted on 04/23/2009

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i love to go to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs it beautiful and there are some hiking trails and there is also rock climbing

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