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3 Days of Pure Colorado Fun on the Peak to Peak Byway

3 Days of Pure Colorado Fun on the Peak to Peak Byway
3 days

From Central City to Estes Park, the Peak to Peak Byway overflows with Colorado-style fun, like snowboarding, hiking, gold panning and sipping craft beers.

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

Thomas House Museum

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Greek Revival style home built in 1867, rumored to be in front of the entrance to a mine.  The home, owned by several prominent area families, has been left largely in tact as it looked when it... Read More

Lunch

Black Hawk Bean & Cream

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From Mountain Mocha — a locally loved treat — and half-pound breakfast burritos to sumptuous sandwiches, pastries and ice cream, The B&C has plenty of options to soothe rumbling tummies. Read More
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Central City Opera

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Founded in 1932, Central City Opera is the fifth oldest professional opera company in the country. The world-renowned summer festival is held every year in a 550-seat jewel box theater, July... Read More

Dinner

JKQ BBQ

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Operating out of the 1872 Teller House, JKQ BBQ dishes out crowd-pleasing plates of delicious delights like 14-hour brisket, pulled pork (on sandwiches and loaded tater tots), smoked kielbasa... Read More

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Hidee Gold Mine Tours and Panning

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Mine a gold ore specimen at the vein, yours to keep with tour! Gold Panning as well! The Hidee Gold Mine is well lit with level ground and safety inspected by the state. A recognized Colorado... Read More

Lodging

Nicki Lee Mansion Bed & Breakfast

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Lee Mansion is a bed and breakfast straight out of the Central City history books. The house is decked out in Victorian-style furnishings and décor, and is located within walking distance of the... Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

New Moon Bakery & Cafe

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High-altitude baking at its best. Locally roasted coffee and fresh-baked goods from scratch in a small, mountain town setting. Serving breakfast and lunch all day, with vegan and gluten-free options. Read More
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Carousel Of Happiness

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The Carousel of Happiness is Nederland Colorado's magical menagerie featuring 56 whimsical, hand-carved animals on a restored 1910 Looff carousel, turning to the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer band... Read More

Lunch

Salto Coffee Works

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A gathering place for visitors and locals alike, Salto serves up a wide selection of coffee drinks and teas, as well as hot cider, juices, wine and beer. Their menu of small plates spans breakfast,... Read More
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Eldora Mountain Resort

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Only 21 miles from Boulder, Eldora has some great deals on lift and lodging packages. Read More
Dinner

Kathmandu Restaurant

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Kathmandu is a cozy eatery featuring dishes from Nepal and India, plus a full bar and a daily lunch buffet. Locals and visitors alike stop in to fill up on flavorful favorites like the Sherpa stew,... Read More
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Very Nice Brewing Company

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We are located in the Caribou Village Shopping Center in Nederland, Colorado. This is a great place to enjoy our beer and see where it is "born". 

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Lodging

The Boulder Creek Lodge

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The Boulder Creek Lodge sits creekside in the heart of downtown Nederland. The lodge is a short walk from a variety of restaurants and attractions, and you can reach Eldora Mountain Resort in a... Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

The Train Cars Coffee and Yogurt Company

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Housed in old train cars with colorful pasts, this aptly named cozy eatery serves up something for everyone, from locally roasted coffee and mini-doughnuts to breakfast sandwiches and burritos... Read More

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Rocky Mountain National Park

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A living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. Elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak. Read More
Lunch

You Need Pie! Diner & Bakery

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Known for their wide selection of delicious pies — from apple to pecan chocolate chip and almost everything in between — this diner also serves all-day breakfast, hot and cold sandwiches, and homey... Read More
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Stanley Hotel History Tours

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​Explore the history and  "spirit" of The Stanley Hotel on the Historic Stanley Tour.  On this 75 minute walk through Colorado history, you'll learn about the legendary original owner F.O.... Read More

Dinner

Bird & Jim

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At Bird and Jim, we are defining Colorado cuisine with our ever-evolving seasonal and ingredient-driven menus sourced from the Front Range of Colorado and beyond. Read More
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Aerial Tramway

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The tram will take you above the tree tops to the cool summit of Prospect Mountain where you can stay all day or return whenever you wish. Read More
Lodging

Pine Haven Resort

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Pine Haven Resort offers 13 charming cabins with themes ranging from bighorn sheep to Daniel Boone. The Fall River runs through the property, which is conveniently located between downtown Estes... Read More