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      Best Rocky Mountain National Park Trails

      Colorado Yesterday

      We will be staying in Estes Park for 2 nights in August. We would like to do some exploring and hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and do not want to waste time.

      Does anyone recommend any must do hiking trails? 



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      Rocky Mountain National Park / Estes Park

      Colorado May 30, 2015 at 11:44 AM

      Hello fellow traveler! We will be traveling to Colorado during the 2nd week of August for our first time. We will be renting a cabin for only 2 night in  Estes Park.

      1) Are there any recommendation of specific lodges to rent for the 2 nights? There will be 4 of us, not looking for anything too fancy or expensive because we would like to maximize our time outdoors.

      2) Is there anything specific you would recommend as a "must do" while in Estes Park and National Mountain Rocky Park?

      Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated!


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      Trying to plan the ultimate 30th for my husband - Traveling to Denver

      Denver May 11, 2015 at 9:45 AM

      Hi everyone,

      I am from Ottawa, Canada, and I am planning a surprise trip to Denver CO for my husbands 30th. He is a MASSIVE Die-Hard Broncos Fan and it has always been his dream to see a Broncos home game in Denver.

      I am purchasing tickets for the Oct 4th game so we will be in Denver that week. (I am also looking for suggestions on where the best seats are in the stadium... I don't want to mess this up and I'm sure some are better than others - trying to keep it around $300-$400 a ticket)

      Other than the Tailgate party, stadium tour and of course.. the GAME!! I am looking for some fun ideas for the remainder of our trip.

      I want this trip to be all about him and his favorite things.
      Other than LOVING anything to do with football, he is into vintage muscle cars, scotch/whiskey, cigars and of course a good steak. All things I would like to treat him to while we are there.

      I of course also want to explore the beauty of Denver, and really just looking for fun things to do and places to see!
      Any and all suggestions are very appreciated.
      Thank you all so much! :)


    • How, Where and When

      by everettand Online Now Dec 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM

      I live in Memphis, How should i get there, Where should i stay and when should i go??? Just me and my wife, we are in our Late 20s.

      7 Answers Dec 31, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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      Logistics of touring Spruce Tree, Cliff house, Balcony House

      by swdke Online Now May 12, 2010 at 12:24 PM

      If I were to arrive at Mesa Verde Visitor's center early enough to obtain tickets for Cliff House, and Balcony House, assuming I could get tickets to both, and I also wanted to visit Spruce Tree, what would be the logistics of seeing all three in a day?

      For example, of these three, which do I visit 1st, 2nd, 3rd?

      How much time should I allow for each?

      How much time is necessary to get from one tour, and be there in time for the next location's tour?

      Has anyone managed to do these three in a day?

      Thanks for your help.

      1 Answer May 12, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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      Mesa Verde National Park - How to spend a day?

      by swdke Online Now Feb 2, 2010 at 5:43 AM

      If I only have a day, how should I spend my day at Mesa Verde Natioal Park? What should I be sure to see and do, and what not to miss. Can you suggest an itinerary on how to plan out my day? Thanks!

      6 Answers Feb 12, 2010 at 2:33 AM
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      What is drive time from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park?

      by swdke Online Now Dec 31, 2009 at 6:28 AM

      What is drive time from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park? I've checked various online map web sites, but each gives a different answer. Thanks.

      3 Answers Jan 1, 2010 at 5:22 AM
    • Driving time to Mesa Verde

      by JanetLC Online Now Feb 25, 2009 at 5:22 PM

      Mapquest shows driving time from the Tusayan, AZ to Cortez, Colorado as 4 1/2 hours. Does this seem accurate? How long does it take to take a detour to the Four Corners Monument?

      3 Answers Feb 26, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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      Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon and...?

      by CesVT Online Now Aug 26, 2008 at 3:44 PM

      Hi! After the VT Texas Meet on Sept. 27-28, I was thinking of flying west to a yet unidentified location (Santa Fe? Phoenix? Las Vegas?) where I could rent a car (unless public transportation could be an option, but I doubt it) and head to the Grand Canyon and Mesa Verde National Park, doing maybe some kind of loop and seeing other sights on the way (I have about 11 days)... Thing is, I have no idea what the roads and weather can be like in that area by late Sept.-early Oct. and I'd rather avoid heavy traffic... What then would be the best starting point?
      Also, I'm not sure how much I can see in that time span, given that I'd really like to go to these 2 spots, but there seems to be a lot to see in that area... Any recommendation is welcome - also regarding guided tours and accommodation (I'm more or less on a budget)...
      'Merci beaucoup' if you can help! :-)

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      Which ranger guided tour?

      by wendyjol Online Now Mar 24, 2008 at 3:47 AM

      This summer we will visit Mesa Verde NP. We will be arriving at the park around 4 pm. We like to purchase tickets for a ranger led tour for the next morning.
      Which tour do you suggest? Cliff palace, Balcony House or Long House. We are a family of four. Kids 13 and 15.

      We have booked a room in the Far View Lodge. Any suggestions how to spend our evening in the Park?

      After the ranger led tour we still have some time befor we leave for Monument Valley and Four State Corners. What should we not miss?

      2 Answers Mar 24, 2008 at 11:30 PM
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      Any hot tips

      by acprincess Online Now Feb 28, 2008 at 1:25 PM

      I'm going to Mesa Verde in April. I don't think the lodge is open yet. Will it be snowy? Any hot tips for hikes, motels, restaurants in the area?

      2 Answers Mar 7, 2008 at 12:07 PM