Fitness & Fun in Denver & Cities of the Rockies

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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
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 >>

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barr lake state park-sight seeing photo
Activity
Barr Lake State Park
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…
Lunch
La Estrellita - Brighton
It has been nearly three decades since opening in Brighton, and La Estrellita has won multiple awards ranging from our friendly service, to our…
Activity
Hike the Poudre River Trail

Traverse this 21-mile paved pathway for scenic recreation opportunities like walking, running, cycling and more. Stop at informational signs marking historical sites and educational opportunities along the way.

Insider's Tip
Drive to Greeley

Hop on the road and drive a little under an hour to downtown Greeley.

Dinner
WeldWerks Brewing Company
WeldWerks Brewing Company is an award-winning, locally owned and operated craft brewery in historic downtown Greeley. We execute our unique and…
Activity
Head to Fort Collins

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
The Elizabeth Hotel is where Fort Collins comes together. Situated in the center of Old Town, the cornerstone of Firehouse Alley, our Fort Collins…
Day
2
Breakfast
Doug's Day Diner
A place for the regulars and newcomers alike. It’s not home, it’s not work, it’s your “third place”, where you’re taken care of.
Activity
Hike Horsetooth Reservoir

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
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…
Activity
Explore Lake Loveland

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

Dinner
Door 222
“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…
Activity
Visit the LOVE Lock Sculpture

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
The Fernweh Inn & Hostel
The Fernweh is an inn & hostel that offers both private and shared rooms, and prides itself on being exceptionally clean, safe, and comfortable…
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3
Breakfast
Cheese Importers
Cheese Importers is a Colorado family-owned business founded in 1976. We offer natural, organic and imported cheeses, cured meats, specialty oils,…
Activity
Hike Roosevelt National Forest

Explore miles upon miles of scenic trails through pristine wilderness with rugged mountain and Cache La Poudre River views.

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
ND Street Bar
ND Street Bar is 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…
Activity
Shopping on Estes Park's Main Street

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.

Insider's Tip
Get in Your Car

Drive to Estes Park, where you'll spend the rest of the day.

Dinner
Bird & Jim
At Bird and Jim, we are defining Colorado cuisine with our ever-evolving seasonal and ingredient-driven menus sourced from the Front Range of…
Activity
Historic Stanley Hotel Night Tour

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
The Stanley Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers old-world charm matched with modern day amenities in a spectacular…
Day
4
Breakfast
Notchtop Bakery & Cafe
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…
Activity
Peak To Peak Scenic and Historic Byway
Views of the Continental Divide and its timbered approaches.
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
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…
Activity
Boulder Bike Tours

Experience the best of Boulder with a two-hour e-bike city tour. Other tour types include a weekly farm tour, plus scenic mountain-bike and road-bike trips.

Dinner
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Boulder
The Rio combines healthy and delicious TexMex food prepared fresh with famous margaritas.
Activity
Avery Brewing Company
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…
Lodging
St Julien Hotel & Spa
St Julien Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado, sits at the base of the Flatiron Mountains and offers breathtaking…
Day
5
Breakfast
Snooze an A.M. Eatery Boulder
A breakfast and lunch restaurant and eatery focused on energetic atmosphere, engaging service and above all innovative.
Activity
Hike Flagstaff Mountain

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
The dining hall offers American cuisine from morning until night as well as a full bar inside Chautauqua Park.
Insider's Tip
Little Drive

Get on the road and speed down to Golden.

Activity
Barrels and Bottles Brewery
We are a small brewpub in downtown Golden. We serve delicious, fresh food; we also have 26 beers on tap, 26 wines on tap (to include wine slushies)…
Dinner
Sherpa House Restaurant and Culture Center
Feast on classic Himalayan dishes as you explore the richness of Sherpa culture!
Activity
Take a Stroll

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

Lodging
Denver Marriott West
Embrace the perks of staying at our Golden hotel. Our hotel's prime location makes it easy to visit Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Coors Brewery, Colorado…
Day
6
Breakfast
Sassafras American Eatery, Downtown Golden
Satisfying and delicious breakfast and lunch. Stop by for our down home menu and enjoy our farm-to-table concept and fresh cocktails.
Activity
Hike around Red Rocks

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
ŌSTERÍA MARCO, named for the youngest Bonanno son, opened its doors just in time to celebrate Marco's fourth birthday in October, 2007. Chef…
Activity
Larimer Square
Victorian buildings house specialty boutiques, unique-concept dining and one-of-a-kind shops in the heart of Denver.
Dinner
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar — Fort Collins
Jax is one of Old Town's most popular destinations for unforgettable food and drink. Exec Chef Sheila Lucero  creates innovative menus sourcing…
Activity
Terminal Bar

Step inside this exquisitely restored ticketing office in Union Station for a delicious craft beer. Patrons are now able to step up to the window to purchase a brew from the extensive draft-beer collection.

Lodging
The Crawford Hotel
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!