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Fitness & Fun in Denver & Cities of the Rockies

Fitness & Fun in Denver & Cities of the Rockies
5 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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Greeley Creative District

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Exciting best describes the climate encompassed by the Greeley Creative District, which blends the historic Downtown Development and University Districts in a continuum of dynamic and... 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

The Kitchen Fort Collins

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Real food from American farmers. Join us for lunch, brunch or dinner. Read More
Activity

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
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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.

Insider's Tip

Get in Your Car: Drive to Estes Park, where you'll lay your head in a historic hotel.
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 3
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
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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

Picnic in the Rockies

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Pick up sandwiches in town when you get breakfast at Notchtop Bakery and Cafe so you can spread out a blanket and eat in nature.
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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 dinner.
Dinner

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! The go-to downtown Boulder spot for Beer,... 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
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 4
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.
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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 5
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

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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, October 2012. Voted one of the top ten Best Restaurants in Denver by 5280 Magazine and named Best Seafood... 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