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3 Days of Fun Along Top of the Rockies

3 Days of Fun Along Top of the Rockies
3 days
Explore Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway for its high alpine peaks, acres upon acres of forest land, charming Victorian architecture and Wild West history.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places:

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Day 1
Activity

Get Outside

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Work up an appetite by exploring White River National Forest on foot, cross-country skis or snowshoes depending on the season! Gorgeous and wild forestland surrounds Minturn.
Lunch

Kirby Cosmo's BBQ Bar

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Kirby Cosmo's serves delicious barbecue on Minturn's historic Main Street. Read More
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Minturn Anglers

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We are locally owned and operated fly fishing retailer specializing in teaching fly fishing. Read More
Dinner

The Minturn Saloon

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The Denver Post lists the Minturn Saloon as 1 of the "10 most historic & iconic restaurants in Colorado". Esquire Magazine includes the Saloon on their "Best Bars in America" list. Men's Journal... Read More

Lodging

Minturn Inn

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Discover the Minturn Inn, an authentic Rocky Mountain lodge nestled between Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts in Minturn, Colorado. Read More
Day 2

Insider's Tip

Bed, then Breakfast: Wake up to the delicious smell of freshly made pastries and croissants at the Minturn Inn. Homemade quiches, eggs to order, a yogurt bar and Italian coffees are available as well.
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Camp Hale Lodge

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Located within a National Historic Site surrounded by the White River National Forest, the Lodge at Camp Hale is a beautiful, 6,000 square foot recreational lodge located just 15 miles south of... Read More

Lunch

Casa Sanchez

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Excellent service and excellent Mexican food. Tortilla soup, natural margaritas and seafood burrito are crowd favorites. Read More
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Historic Leadville Walking Tour

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Take a self-guided tour of Leadville’s downtown for its historic architecture and colorful silver-mining history. Designated a National Historic Landmark, be sure to take note of the Tabor Opera House, built in 1879 for $40,000 (a costly sum at the time). It was touted as "the grandest theater between St. Louis and San Francisco."
Dinner

Silver Dollar Saloon

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Established in 1879 The Silverdollar is the second oldest saloon in Colorado. With its original tile floor and its custom made bar with original diamond dust mirrors. Come in and enjoy a drink some... Read More
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Two Mile Brewing Co

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Flagship brews, seasonal taps, snacks and sammies keep Leadville beer lovers satiated at America's highest altitude brewery.

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Lodging

Buckeye's Cabin

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Buckeye, Luna,Tashi, & Zuni Cabins are cozy, romantic, authentic, comfortable restored rental cabins with all the modern conveniences on the Headwaters of the Arkansas River in Leadville,... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

City on a Hill Coffee & Espresso

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We are located in the green brick building in the center of downtown Leadville, just south of the traffic light. The shop is a warm place to relax, use the internet, meet up with old friends or... Read More

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Independence Ghost Town

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Interpretive displays and artifacts provide information on the early mining days in the Roaring Fork Valley.  Remaining buildings include the stables, the general store and a restored log cabin.... Read More

Lunch

Grateful Deli

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The Grateful Deli offers daily sandwich, sub, and panni specials. Read More
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Aspen Art Museum

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The Aspen Art Museum is a noncollecting institution presenting important evolutions in contemporary art. Innovative exhibitions and public programs engage audiences in thought-provoking... Read More

Dinner

Ajax Tavern

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The Tavern comes to life at lunch, and the party rolls on well into the night. If you go no further on the menu, try the truffle fries and Ajax double cheeseburger – they earned their reputation.... Read More
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Belly Up Aspen

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Belly Up is Aspen's premier live music venue and bar with concerts and events from the biggest performers in the world. Experience the best of Aspen nightlife! Read More
Lodging

Hotel Jerome, An Auberge Resort

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The 130-year-old Hotel Jerome is perfectly positioned in the heart of downtown Aspen, within walking distance of Ajax Mountain. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is a brick... Read More