Colorado Road Trip
A Colorado road trip is perfect
any time of the year but is a dream come true for a winter sports lover.
Snowboarding and skiing are idea anchor activities that you can enjoy in the
Rocky Mountain National Park. Colorado has over 300 days of sunshine each
year and although the snow will likely be flying you can plan for cooperative
winter weather. You can also make your way into Cripple Creek for some
gambling or check out a professional sporting event in Denver as part of your
downtown city adventure. Colorado has it all and is absolutely worth
Colorado City Adventures
is only 70 minutes from the Denver airport and there is actually a lot to do in
this town. There are over 100 ethnic restaurants in the city and you can
also check out the Aurora Symphony Orchestra while you are in town. Aurora
was a 19th century trolley town and there are many historic buildings you can
visit that will tell the story.
Colorado Springs is the home of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, the
Winter Olympic Training Center, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. If you
love skiing then you need to plan your trip to this amazing town soon and begin
enjoying the 300 days of annual sunshine they get each year. At
Pikes Peak you can camp, hike, rock climb, whitewater raft on the Colorado
River, Golf, bike, fish, take a hot air balloon ride, or go horseback riding.
has so much to do and much of it can be done for very little cost. These
are some great ideas for your Denver Downtown Adventure:
Coors Brewery (Located
at the intersection of 13th and Ford Streets in Golden, CO.) The brewery
provides free tours and if you are over 21 you'll get to enjoy three free
samples of beer at the end of the tour!
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
is an absolutely amazing place to check out an outdoor concert!
ZOO (it's fun for the
For more information and to plan
your Denver Downtown Adventure you'll want to
check out this website.
located in Denver and has many different levels of thrill rides and various
entertainment. You'll absolutely want to check out the Cyclone Coaster
which has been ranked as a Great Classic Coaster by ACE (American Coaster
Enthusiasts). They have two steam trains that travel around the lake and
one of them was at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The ZO-OM is a 140
drop tower and the Chipmunk is a steel coaster that is recommended only for the
true thrill seekers.
Santa's Workshop is a
Christmas based theme park in Cascade and does offer some variety for the entire
family around the holidays. You can ride the Christmas Tree Ride or on the
carousel. The kids can hang out with Santa Claus and the elves and the
adults can get an early start on the Christmas shopping.
Six Flags Elitch Gardens
in Denver has an amazing diversity of great activities for every type of
traveler. There are regular concerts, events, a great water park, and
amazing thrill rides. All together there are 14 thrill rides at this park
and here are some highlights:
coaster that takes you on a loopy journey
Thunder Bolt This ride
whips you back and forth and much much more
Twister II-This is a 10
Story Wooden roller coaster that has a 90 foot drop into a pitch black
Halfpipe is a snowboard
ride that lets you thrash your way to the rim of the half pipe.
Mind Eraser is a
suspended roller coaster that takes you through a corkscrew and lots of dips
and dives with speeds over 60 mph!
are concentrated in the Grand Valley of the Colorado River and the West Elks
along the North Fork Valley of the Gunnison River and this is due to the
microclimates that are a result of the weather patterns. Temperatures can
fall well below freezing and winds can blow over 100 miles per hour and that
makes growing difficult. The Grand Valley and North Fork Valley produce
peaches and apples which are idea for wine making. The rivers also provide
some protective areas for grapes which typically grow at elevations of 4000 to
7000 feet. The cool evenings in Colorado actually help their grapes retain
acids which are critical for the wine making process.
are a playground for the outdoor enthusiast in Colorado. Rocky Mountain
National Park will provide you with every possible outdoor activity that you
could imagine. The one thing you will need to do is give yourself a day to
acclimate to the high altitude and explore the city of Denver before embarking
on your adventure.
Surprise Beach in Grand County will
not offer lots of showers or toiletries but there is plenty of hiking and
exploring that you can do in the area.
There are lots of great
casinos for you to choose from for your Colorado road trip. Here's where
you can lay your money on the table:
Century Casino (102 Main
Street, Central City, CO 80427. Phone: 888-507-5050)
Fortune Valley Hotel & Casino
(321 Gregory St., Central City, CO 80427. Phone: 800-924-6646)
Wild Horse Casino (353 Myers
Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813. Phone 719-687-7777)
Colorado Grande Casino (300
E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813. Phone: 719-689-3517)
Mardi Gras Casino (300 Main St.,
Black Hawk, CO 80228. Phone: 303-582-5600)
Buffalo Billy's (239 E. Bennett
Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813, Phone: 719-689-2142)
Double Eagle Hotel & Casino (442
E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813. Phone: 800-711-7234)
Imperial Hotel & Casino (123 N.
Third St., Cripple Creek, CO 80813, Phone: 719-689-7777)
Golden Gates Casino (261 Main St.,
Black Hawk, CO 80422, Phone: 303-277-1650)
Colorado Central Station Hotel &
Casino (340 Main St., Black Hawk, CO 80422. Phone: 303-279-3000)
Doc Holliday Casino (131 Main St.,
Central City, CO 80427, Phone: 303-582-1400)
The Riviera Casino (444 Main St.,
CO, Phone: 303-582-1000)
Johnny Nolon's Casino (301 E.
Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813. Phone: 719-689-2080)
Brass Ass JP McGill's and Midnight
Rose Hotel & Casino (256 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813. Phone:
Lodge Casino at Black Hawk (240
Main St., Black Hawk, CO 80422. Phone: 303-582-1771)
Canyon Casino (131 Main St., Black
Hawk, CO 80422. Phone: 303-777-1111)
Fitzgerald's Casino at Blackhawk
(101 Main St., Black Hawk, CO 80422. Phone: 800-538-5825)
Bullwhacker's Casino (101 Gregory
St., Black Hawk, CO 80422. Phone: 800-GAMBULL)
Mountain High Casino (111 Richman
St., Black Hawk, CO 80422. Phone: 720-WIN-MORE)
Gold Creek Casino (400 E. Bennett
Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813. Phone: 800-711-7234)
Womack's Casino (210 E. Bennett
Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813. Phone: 888-966-2257)
Bull Durham Casino (303-582-0810)
Gold Rush Hotel & Casino (209 E.
Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813. Phone: 800-235-8239)
Bronco Billy's Casino (233 E.
Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813. Phone: 719-689-2142)
Arapahoe Park in
Aurora still offers live horse racing but Greyhound racing has been banned by
the Colorado Racing Commission.
are always an exciting anchor activity for any road trip and checking one out in
Colorado is never a bad idea. The Monolith Festival in Morrison is a good
place to start. There are also lots of bluegrass and family events that
you can look into as well.
Professional Baseball (MLB)