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Road Trip To Colorado

Hi all. We are getting married on October 15th, 2017. We are considering doing a road trip from San Antonio, TX to Colorado. We were looking for some input and ideas on where to stay or what to stop and see. We will have two weeks off work. We are really interested in seeing mountains and beautiful scenery. We require a mountain view from our room in Colorado and a jacuzzi tub in the room as well. Thanks all!
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Re: Road Trip To Colorado

  • CMGragainCMGragain
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    Colorado is a HUGE state.  Estes Park is the big tourist area with fantastic mountain views of the Rocky Mountain National Park, but October is late season, and there will be snow, probably a LOT of it!  https://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm  There is no lodging within the park.
    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g60945-Estes_Park_Colorado-Hotels.html

    Are you planning to ski?  There are many ski lodges in Vail and Aspen.  Steamboat Springs would also be a possibility if skiing is your thing.

    I live on the Western Slope, which looks more like Utah than most people's idea of Colorado.  If you want a change, check out Glenwood Springs (amazing hot springs and canyons) or Gateway Canyons Resort near the Utah border.  http://www.gatewaycanyons.com/  Not too far for a day trip to Moab, Utah to see Arches National Park.  https://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm

    I suggest you watch this program to see more possibilities, since you have a lot of time. 
    https://www.amazon.com/Heart-World-Colorados-National-Parks/dp/B01IPM7AZW/ref=sr_1_12?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1488500385&sr=1-12&keywords=Colorado+parks



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  • ernursejernursej
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    I haven't done a road trip but Denver is great. I would set aside some time in Denver to really check it out. Likely, you can catch a football game if you are interested in that sort of thing.
  • lyndausvilyndausvi Western Slope, Colorado
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    October is considered shoulder season. Depends on the weather, but you can find it's too cold for summery stuff, too early for winter stuff.     Slopes do not open until around Thanksgiving. 

    I agree with CMG that Glenwood Springs is worth checking out. If you want to go off the beaten path check out Redstone, Crested Butte, Leadville.  There are a few passes that might still be open during that time.  Independence Pass  is one that is cool. Cute little towns, hiking areas (all of which this year I was able to hike well into Nov.)   Although some years it will be closed already.  This year it didn't close until well into Nov.  Other years, first of Oct.  Just depends on Mother Nature.

    I LOVE Moab, UT.   Only 3 hours from Glenwood Springs.   Great hiking.  Arches is pretty cool if you haven't been.






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  • Thank you all so much!!! We aren't big into skiing, I have never been but I might be willing to try a bunny slope. LOL
  • thefanciestbecklerthefanciestbeckler Chattanooga, TN
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    I've been to CO a few times. Crested Butte is my favorite town. It's beautiful and has several delicious local restaurants. It's easy to find places to stay with mountain views there. We've also stayed in Salida and Winter Park. If you stay in Salida you can easily get to Cottonwood Pass, which is a beautiful area. Winter Park is pretty close to Rocky Mountain National Park (about an hour-ish drive, if I remember right), which is breathtakingly beautiful.

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