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Discover The Great West

Discover The Great West
6 days
Walk in the steps of dinosaurs, indulge in a hot springs soak, hike a waterfall, explore adorable towns and more on this six-day trip through Colorado's West.

Sustainability Activity

5 Steps to Care for Coloradans:

As Colorado continues to take steady and thoughtful steps to reopening, the health and safety of visitors remains our highest priority. Here are some ways to be conscientious and caring on your adventures, while ensuring you make the most out of every second of your vacation. Learn More >>

Day 1
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Drive Trail Ridge Road Scenic Byway

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Soaring to an elevation of 12,183, Trail Ridge Road passes through Rocky Mountain National Park between the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake and is one of the best ways to see the Continental Divide as it cuts through Colorado.
Lunch

Sagebrush BBQ & Grill

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Not just great barbecue! Historical setting - original jail doors from the 1880s. Throw peanuts on the floor!

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Trail Ridge Marina

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Rent a fishing boat or pontoon and spend the day on the waters of Shadow Mountain and Grand lakes, with the Rocky Mountains as a spectacular backdrop. 

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Cork on the Water

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Fresh seasonal menus — extensive wine and cocktail selections — gorgeous lakefront patio. Reservations recommended. Read More
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The World's End Brewpub and Inn

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A family-run inn and brew pub near Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand Lake Read More
Lodging

Daven Haven Lodge/Back Street Steakhouse

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Daven Haven Lodge, near Rky Mtn Natl Park.  16 cabins, kitchens, fireplaces/pets, WiFi. Backstreet Steahouse/Lounge/Patio has fine steaks, signature fish/chicken/game entrees, Bon Appetit... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Lulu City

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Lulu City serves up coffee, doughnuts and gelato every day from 7am-7pm. Read More

Insider's Tip

Drive to Granby:

From the byway's end in Grand Lake, you'll continue south on Hwy. 34 for about 15 miles until you reach the town of Granby.

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Grand Elk Golf Club

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Grand Elk is Colorado's only Craig Stadler Signature golf course, and our Heathland-style course provides a taste of the Scottish Highlands in the heart of the Rockies.  

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Lunch

Grand Elk Grille

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The Grand Elk Grille – specializing in great, golf-casual food including outstanding salads, burgers and sandwiches. Open for lunch and dinner with happy hour specials daily. Read More
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Hike the Fraser River Trail

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This 5-mile paved path connects Fraser to Winter Park. Keep your eye out for wildlife as you hike, particularly beaver, moose, deer and herons.
Dinner

Heck's Tavern

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Serving up modern ranch fare in a no-frill setting, our restaurant centers around an impressive, floor-to-ceiling fireplace built from sustainable materials gathered from our pristine, natural land. Read More
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Horseback Riding at Devil's Thumb Ranch

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Giddy-up along acres of scenic trails with the experienced guides at Devil's Thumb Ranch.
Lodging

Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

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Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is a highly regarded and environmentally friendly year-round Ranch resort and spa offering rustically upscale accommodations, fine dining and an array of winter... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Hallowed Grounds Coffee

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We offer freshly-baked breakfast pastries and bread from our bakery, a full selection of coffee, latte, chai, juice, beer, wine and more, plus daily selections of sandwiches. Read More

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Head to Hot Sulphur Springs:

After breakfast, drive about 26 miles northwest on Hwy. 40 until you reach the town of Hot Sulphur Springs.

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Pioneer Village Museum

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Discover early tools of Grand County inhabitants, pioneer clothing and historic Grand County artifacts on display at the museum housed in the original Hot Sulphur Springs school. Read More
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Rocky Mountain Outfitters and The Bait Shop Grill

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Rocky Mountain Outfitters and The Bait Shop Grill offers guided fishing excursions and has a restaurants serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am to 8pm daily. Read More
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Drive to the top of the Cliffs of Kremmling

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This sandstone formation towers over half the town of Kremmling, offering amazing panoramic views.
Dinner

Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant

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Family-owned Mexican restaurant in Kremmling, Colorado. Read More
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The Dean West Restaurant & Brewstillery

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Stop for an after-dinner drink or have your whole meal at the world's first brewstillery and restaurant designed to make you feel like your in a pub in your own hometown. Read More
Lodging

Allington Inn & Suites of Kremmling

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Centrally located. Spectacular views of the Kremmling Cliffs. Indoor Pool/Hot Tub, Free Breakfast, Fitness Rm, Business Ctr, Conference Rm, WIFI, Refrigerators, Suite Rms...Attractions:... Read More

Day 4
Breakfast

Big Shooter Coffee

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Your local coffee hub with monthly specials, breakfast burritos and more. Read More

Insider's Tip

Head to Steamboat Springs:

Drive an hour northwest on Hwy. 40 to experience the welcoming Western hospitality — and stunning mountains and valleys — of Steamboat Springs.

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Take a Scenic Gondola Ride

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Soar high over Steamboat Springs as you make your way to Mount Werner, with spectacular views you can't get from the ground
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Mambo

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In the heart of the Yampa Valley, lies a true taste of Italy. Read More
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F.M. Light and Sons

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Outfittin' the West for 113 years and five generations! We are a historic western store in downtown Steamboat Springs. We were founded in 1905, and are still owned and operated by the Light... Read More

Dinner

Cafe Diva

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Savor a wine from our extensive international list amidst the elegant surroundings of our two dining rooms, or on our gardenside patio. Read More
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Strawberry Park Hot Springs

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Imagine relaxing in 104 degree mineral water while Steamboat's famous Champagne Powder gently collects in the surrounding forest. Enjoy a massage in one of our beautiful private massage huts or a... Read More
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The Steamboat Grand

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With the resort right out the front door, The Steamboat Grand Hotel has lodging to fit every need, from five-bedroom penthouses to hotel rooms. Just steps away from mountain activities and a... Read More

Day 5
Breakfast

Freshies

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Freshies has been serving fresh and entirely hand-prepared breakfast and lunch for 10 years in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Read More
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Old Town Hot Springs

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Four 104-degree spring-fed pools. 230-foot water slides, climbing wall. Read More

Insider's Tip

Make Your Way to Craig:

Jump back on Hwy. 40 and travel west for 42 miles until you reach the charming city of Craig.

Lunch

The Seasoned Brisket

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A fusion of BBQ and vegetarian deliciousness, located by the old drive-in theater on the east side of Craig. Locals love the in-house smoked brisket and other meats, sweet-tea bar, malts and shakes... Read More
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Elkhead Reservoir State Park

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West of Steamboat Springs near Craig, the scenic 900 acre reservoir offers a great warm water fishery, 15 basic camp sites, beaches, boat ramp and  great wildlife viewing, a new trail system  ... Read More

Insider's Tip

Next Stop: Meeker:

Cruise about 48 miles southwest to Meeker, where you'll find history, wide-open wilderness and small-town vibes.

Dinner

Ma Familgia Restaurant

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The Mazzola-Arcolesse family welcomes you for a classic Italian meal. Read More
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White River Museum

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White River Museum, housed in 1880s U.S. Army officer quarters, showcases early pioneers and the stories and artifacts they left behind, including clothing, household goods, an original 1885... Read More

Lodging

Blue Spruce Inn

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The Blue Spruce Inn located in beautiful historic Meeker, Colorado. Clean, comfortable rooms, indoor hot tub, exercise room, complimentary breakfast. Conference room available. 42 room hotel.

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Day 6

Insider's Tip

Start the Day with a Drive:

One hour west, your breakfast awaits in the town of Rangley.

Breakfast

Morning Munchies at Main Street Cafe

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Have a massive cinnamon roll before continuing on your day in Rangely.
Activity

The TANK, Center for Sonic Arts

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A sonic wonder, a seven-story steel water tank with a deep reverb, longer and richer than the Taj Mahal's. For Open Saturdays, 9am-1pm, experience The Tank free of charge.  Solstice Festival,... Read More

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Make Sure to Reserve the Tank:

Reservations are required to visit the Tank, and in 2020 only three or fewer people can tour the space at a time.

Lunch

Giovanni's

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Giovanni's is known for its mouth-watering sauces, fresh dough, and homemade meatballs and Italian sausage. Our homemade Lasagna and Chicken Fettuccini are favorite pasta dishes. We are the home... Read More

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Dinosaur Diamond - Scenic and Historic Byway

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512 miles of amazing historic and pre historic towns, outdoor recreation and national treasures, through Colorado and Utah. Stunning scenery, fossil quarries, and museums are clustered along... Read More

Dinner

El Agave Mexican Restaurant

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We provide authentic Mexican food with one goal in mind, to bring you the best, most original flavors from our home in Mexico for breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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Dinosaur National Monument

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At Dinosaur National Monument, explore craggy hills, discover fragments of a long ago world where the largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died. Rock art, scenery, homesteads,... Read More

Lodging

Moosehead Lodge

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Located right off Main Street in Rangely, The Moosehead Lodge is an ideal place for one-time stays and extended stays. We offer cabins with micro-ovens, cable television, free Wifi, and full... Read More