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Fitness & Fun in Denver & Cities of the Rockies

Fitness & Fun in Denver & Cities of the Rockies
6 days

For those who love fitness and fun in Colorado's beautiful outdoors, this itinerary is for you. Work up a sweat in the morning at some unique Colorado locations and then unwind in the afternoons and evenings in Brighton, Greeley, Fort Collins, Estes Park, Loveland, Boulder, Golden and Denver.

Sustainability Activity

Help Trail Repair:

Volunteer with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to help build and repair the trails we all love.

Day 1
Activity

Barr Lake State Park

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Barr Lake State Park has been known as a premier bird-watching area. A trail circles the lake, offering prime wildlife viewing and lots of fishing access. Motor limit for boats. Read More
Lunch

La Estrellita - Brighton

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It has been nearly three decades since opening in Brighton, and La Estrellita has won multiple awards ranging from our friendly service, to our authentic pork green chile. We can't wait to serve... Read More

Insider's Tip

Drive to Greeley: Hop on the road and drive a little under an hour to downtown Greeley.
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Centennial Village Museum

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Centennial Village Museum is an 8-acre living history experience featuring over 35 architecturally unique structures, costumed interpreters, heritage farm animals, beautifully landscaped grounds... Read More

Dinner

WeldWerks Brewing Company

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WeldWerks Brewing Company is an award-winning, locally owned and operated craft brewery in historic downtown Greeley. We execute our unique and original product line with the highest quality... Read More

Activity

Head to Fort Collins

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Drive from Greeley to downtown Fort Collins and then take a little walking tour of the neighborhoods to stretch your legs.
Lodging

The Elizabeth Hotel

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The Elizabeth Hotel is where Fort Collins comes together. Situated in the center of Old Town, the cornerstone of Firehouse Alley, our Fort Collins hotel is the beat of the city's heart.... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Doug's Day Diner

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It’s not home, it’s not work; it’s your ‘third place,’ where you’re taken care of. We welcome you to visit and make our food a part of your tradition. Read More
Activity

Hike Horsetooth Reservoir

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At 5,430-feet in elevation, Horsetooth Reservoir sits on acres and acres of public land waiting for you to hike. Snap photos as the sun begins to rise of the rock formations and glistening water.
Lunch

Austin's American Grill

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Whether watching the world go by on the patio Downtown, or getting away from it all in the bar at Austin's South - we're proud to be one of Northern Colorado's favorite destinations. Read More
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Explore Lake Loveland

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Take a walk around Lake Loveland or don your swimsuit and walk into the shimmering water.
Dinner

Door 222

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“Each time I’ve been to Door 222 Food & Drink, I’ve been thrilled with each and every dish. It’s a delectable experience that is truly worth the drive from Fort Collins… Read More
Activity

Visit the LOVE Lock Sculpture

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Buy a lock, write your names on it and attach it to this bright red, metal LOVE sculpture. This way you'll always be able to visit Loveland and remember the love.
Lodging

Berthoud Inn & Events

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This stunning Victorian building known as the Berthoud Inn and Events was built in 1888 and offers 7 rooms in the main building as well as a Loft Apartment with a private kitchen and two bedrooms. Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Cheese Importers

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Cheese Importers is a Colorado family-owned business founded in 1976. We offer natural, organic and imported cheeses, cured meats, specialty oils, spices, olives, chocolate, and other unique... Read More

Activity

Mile-Hi Skydiving Center

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Colorado's number 1 skydiving facility!

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Insider's Tip

Bucket-List-Worthy Fun:

Experience the adrenaline-pumping action of jumping out of a plane and viewing the Rocky Mountains from above as you free fall from 17,500 feet in the air.

Lunch

Next Door American Eatery

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We created Next Door American Eatery as a casual, informal restaurant that could become part of people’s everyday lives. A place where they can grab a beer at the bar, stop in for a bite and gather... Read More

Insider's Tip

Get in Your Car: Drive to Estes Park, where you'll spend the rest of the day.
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Shopping on Estes Park's Main Street

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Shopping in Estes Park takes on a festival feeling as you stroll up and down the street, peeking into small shops where each one offers something different. Browse an amazing variety of goods from handcrafted Southwestern arts to unique giftware and fine apparel.
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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Historic Stanley Hotel Night Tour

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Immerse yourself in the same rich story of the historic Stanley Hotel... After dark! This 75 minute walking tour will introduce you to Mr. F.O. Stanley, his wife Flora, Stephen King, and other noteworthy visitors of last 110 years.
Lodging

The Stanley Hotel

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The Stanley Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers old-world charm matched with modern day amenities in a spectacular mountain location. The Stanley offers something... Read More

Day 4
Breakfast

Notchtop Bakery & Cafe

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Our natural, made from scratch recipes, using organic ingredients when possible, takes a while to prepare. So enjoy the view, read a book, talk to a stranger, or just relax and contemplate life,... Read More
Activity

Peak To Peak - Scenic and Historic Byway

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Views of the Continental Divide and its timbered approaches. Read More

Insider's Tip

Turn Off: Don't forget to turn off in Nederland so you end your journey in Boulder for lunch.
Lunch

The West End Tavern

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Named Best Bar by 5280 magazine and The Daily Camera, as well as One of the Top 10 New Restaurants in Denver , the classic American tavern is reborn! This is the go-to downtown Boulder spot for... Read More

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Banjo Billy's Bus Tour

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Banjo Billy's Bus Tours offers history and ghost tours of Denver and Boulder in funky bus that looks likes a shack on wheels. Weddings transportation, custom parties and corporate events also... Read More
Dinner

CENTRO MEXICAN KITCHEN

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Bright, spacious dining room with cozy nooks and year round, laid back patio dining in Boulder. Authentic Mexican cuisine and amazing cocktails await in this Boulder restaurant with offerings to... Read More

Activity

Avery Brewing Company

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We are dedicated to making beer from the inside out: we brew what we like to drink--with utter disregard for what the market demands--and search out fans with equally eccentric palates.

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Lodging

St Julien Hotel & Spa

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St Julien Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado, sits at the base of the Flatiron Mountains and offers breathtaking views and world-class accommodations. The hotel is... Read More

Day 5
Breakfast

Snooze an A.M. Eatery Boulder

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A breakfast and lunch restaurant and eatery focused on energetic atmosphere, engaging service and above all innovative. Read More
Activity

Hike Flagstaff Mountain

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Summit Flagstaff on a 5.4-mile trail via Gregory Canyon so you can see downtown Boulder and colorful wildflowers if they're blooming.
Lunch

Chautauqua Dining Hall

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The dining hall offers American cuisine from morning until night as well as a full bar inside Chautauqua Park.

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Insider's Tip

Little Drive: Get on the road and speed down to Golden.
Activity

Coors Brewery Tour

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See and taste traditional brewing at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in the largest single-site brewery in the world! Since 1873 the Coors Brewery has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation... Read More

Dinner

Sherpa House Restaurant and Culture Center

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Feast on classic Himalayan dishes as you explore the richness of Sherpa culture! Read More
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Take a Stroll

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Walk through historic downtown Golden for views of Clear Creek and a shot with the iconic sign.
Lodging

Origin Hotel Red Rocks

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Here our rocks are red, our outlook is sky high, and our beer is ice cold. In fact, here in Golden, Colorado more beer is brewed than any other town in America. Come for a concert at the iconic Red... Read More
Day 6
Breakfast

Sassafras American Eatery, Downtown Golden

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Satisfying and delicious breakfast and lunch. Stop by for our down home menu and enjoy our farm-to-table concept and fresh cocktails. Read More
Activity

Hike around Red Rocks

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Run up and down the bright red rocks or take off on one of the many trails that surround the amphitheater.

Insider's Tip

Take off for Downtown: From Red Rocks, drive to downtown Denver for even more fun.
Lunch

Osteria Marco

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ŌSTERÍA MARCO, named for the youngest Bonanno son, opened its doors just in time to celebrate Marco's fourth birthday in October, 2007. Chef-proprietor Frank Bonanno wanted to complement his... Read More

Activity

Larimer Square

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Victorian buildings house specialty boutiques, unique-concept dining and one-of-a-kind shops in the heart of Denver.

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Dinner

JAX FISH HOUSE & OYSTER BAR

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Named One of the Best Seafood Restaurants in the US by Travel & Leisure Magazine, voted to the top 10 Best Restaurants in Denver by 5280 Magazine, and named Best Seafood Restaurant by Westword... Read More

Activity

Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

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Ophelia's serves as a restaurant, bar, and live music venue, with a boudoir-style décor that honors the building's past, and Ophelia, the muse. Read More
Lodging

The Crawford Hotel

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The Crawford Hotel in Denver Colorado is the newest Union Station Denver Hotel, located just steps away from all the best Denver has to offer! Read More