3 Days of Fun Along Top of the Rockies

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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.

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1
Activity
Get Outside

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
Kirby Cosmo's serves delicious barbecue on Minturn's historic Main Street.
Activity
Minturn Anglers
We are locally owned and operated fly fishing retailer specializing in teaching fly fishing.
Dinner
The Minturn Saloon
The Denver Post lists the Minturn Saloon as 1 of the "10 most historic & iconic restaurants in Colorado". Esquire Magazine includes the Saloon on…
Activity
Minturn Bike Park
Great for kids, families, and adults. The park welcomes beginners who want to learn, improve and progress their bike riding abilities. The park also…
Lodging
Minturn Inn
Discover the Minturn Inn, an authentic Rocky Mountain lodge nestled between Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts in Minturn, Colorado.
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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.

Activity
Camp Hale Lodge
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…
Lunch
Casa Sanchez
Excellent service and excellent Mexican food. Tortilla soup, natural margaritas and seafood burrito are crowd favorites.
Activity
Historic Leadville Walking Tour

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
Established in 1879 The Silverdollar is the second oldest saloon in Colorado. With its original tile floor and its custom made bar with original…
Activity
Two Mile Brewing Company
Flagship brews, seasonal taps, snacks and sammies keep Leadville beer lovers satiated at America's highest altitude brewery.
Lodging
Buckeye's Cabin
Buckeye, Luna,Tashi, & Zuni Cabins are cozy, romantic, authentic, comfortable restored rental cabins with all the modern conveniences on the…
Day
3
Breakfast
City on a Hill Coffee & Espresso
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…
Activity
Independence Ghost Town
Interpretive displays and artifacts provide information on the early mining days in the Roaring Fork Valley.  Remaining buildings include the…
Lunch
Grateful Deli
The Grateful Deli offers daily sandwich, sub, and panni specials.
Activity
Aspen Art Museum
The Aspen Art Museum is a noncollecting institution presenting important evolutions in contemporary art. Innovative exhibitions and public…
Dinner
Ajax Tavern
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…
Activity
Belly Up Aspen
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…
Lodging
Hotel Jerome, An Auberge Resort
The 130-year-old Hotel Jerome is perfectly positioned in the heart of downtown Aspen, within walking distance of Ajax Mountain. Listed on the…