Fun stuff to do in Colorado?

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  1. BrianJ786

    BrianJ786 Taking cover

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    I'm visiting Colorado for a week in mid-January. I'm 24, single, and looking for some recommendations on fun stuff to do (besides ski and attempt to drive in the snow). I'm from Texas and haven't even seen real snow before. I'll be primarily based out of Golden, where my friend lives.

    So far I'm planning to visit Denver, Golden, Boulder, and Colorado Springs.

    -What are some good places around Denver/within an hour or two to go skiing (for a beginner)?
    -Best place for a guy to check out some attractive Coloradoan type wimmens?
    -Any must see things?
    -Breweries/brewpubs are awesome, I hear Boulder and Ft. Collins are the places to go for that, though Ft. Collins is a bit far for me.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated :wavey:
     
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    Colfax Avenue. Google it.
     
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    You're awful.

    Fat Tire is somewhere, though I cannot recall where.

    Cherry creek and LoDo have the hottest girls

    For skiing, try Loveland.

    The natural history museum is excellent in Denver.

    Have dinner at the Buckhorn Exchange. Pricey, but worth it.

    Garden of the Gods in the Springs is awesome, as is Manitou Springs.

    There's a really cool train museum in Golden.

    There's a mint in Denver as well
     
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    New Belgium Brewing (Fat Tire) is in Ft. Collins, a little far for me to go.

    I keep hearing that Keystone is the place to go to ski.
     
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    I always skied at Monarch, cuz it was free, but it's a bit out of your way. Keystone is good too :)
     
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    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Beware that January is the absolute worst time to visit Colorado, the snow is at least waist high, indoors, the temperature never exceeds minus 40 degrees, at high noon, all the ski areas are closed because of constant deadly driving conditions and all women below the age of 55 are required to leave the state to insure the propagation of the species.

    You may want to reschedule your vacation but be advised the rest of the months are worse.

    I understand Montana is very pleasant that time of year. :whistling:


    Jack
     
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    I'll second the Garden of the Gods in Manitou Springs. Lots of old western mining towns around Leadville. Copper Mtn.

    Enjoy!
     
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    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    Drive up Pikes Peak if it's open

    Garden of the Gods

    Pearl Street mall in Boulder on a Friday or Saturday evening
     
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    2 hour skiing from Denver? Take your pick, you have Breckenridge, vail, keystone, copper mountain and a few others..all are good although Breck is my favorite, it has the old west town feel and has a great brewery.
     
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    BTW, if you haven't seen real snow before you picked a hell of a time to see some lol
     
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    I can vouch for these. There is some place near Denver that has all you can eat Sirloin steaks on Tuesday's that you grill yourself, but for the life of me, I can't remember the name.

    Watch out for Zombies!
     
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    If you like to gamble, there are casinos right up the canyon from Golden on US 6 in Black Hawk and Central City. Free booze. Cheap grub. Scenic drive.
     
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    bang some hoes from Colorado ?
     
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    That was covered in the first word of the first reply. :rofl:
     
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    Yeah, and that's right on the corner of the South Lincoln projects (known as the red projects by the locals), so the OP should make sure he's coming from a state that has reciprocity or take the light rail and not have to go through the projects.
     
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    Banjo Billy's brewery tour!!!!

    if you can get over the smell of patchouli oil and smelly super liberals people, Pearl street on a Friday or Saturday night has some pretty hot CU broads walking around
     
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    - The Denver mint is cool. Make reservations on their web site before you come. It's pretty popular and the tours fill up. I think you can make reservations 2 months ahead of your visit.

    - There is a wild animal sanctuary with all kinds of big cats, wolves and bears out in Keenesburg. There web site is http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/ I've been there a couple times and it's pretty interesting.

    -The Coors brewery is right there in Golden. They do tours.

    -If you like tea Celestial Seasonings has their base in Boulder. Another fairly interesting tour.

    -I would highly recommend Breckenridge for a beginning skier. They have a wide variety of terrain and a lot of it is beginner friendly. Keystone and Arapahoe Basin also are good options but I think Breckenridge is better for a beginner.