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Old 07-01-2018, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default Visiting Colorado late July Rocky Mountain National Park area

Looking for some recommendations for a family of 4, the youngest is 10:

A good scenic horse back riding place about an hour from boulder. Willing to ride for a max of 2 hours.

Great hiking Trails. Not too long looking for max of 10 miles. We are planning on doing the Gem Lake trail.

Beginners white water rafting. This is what I'm looking forward to doing. Never did this.

any other fun outdoorsy stuff to do.

I do plan on going to one of the practices. Best time to go? Where to sit? what to bring, food?

Thanks for the help in advance!
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when you are white water rafting tie a rope to each of your kids and throw them in !
Great Family Fun !
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Old 07-01-2018, 02:16 PM   #3
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" I do plan on going to one of the practices. Best time to go? Where to sit? what to bring, food?"

Best time to go? when they are practicing.

Where to sit? on your butt.

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Old 07-01-2018, 02:59 PM   #4
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C`'mon Zam. Don't be an arse.....
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Old 07-01-2018, 04:07 PM   #5
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just having fun.
Check with my cousin "TONY"
"TONY TRIPADVISOR"
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Old 07-01-2018, 04:09 PM   #6
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JUST RIDE THE RAIL TO KING SOOPERS AND ALL YOUR QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED.
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I'll just leave this here.

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Old 07-01-2018, 05:07 PM   #8
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Looking for some recommendations for a family of 4, the youngest is 10:

A good scenic horse back riding place about an hour from boulder. Willing to ride for a max of 2 hours.

Great hiking Trails. Not too long looking for max of 10 miles. We are planning on doing the Gem Lake trail.

Beginners white water rafting. This is what I'm looking forward to doing. Never did this.

any other fun outdoorsy stuff to do.

I do plan on going to one of the practices. Best time to go? Where to sit? what to bring, food?

Thanks for the help in advance!
White water rafting more fun in the spring when snow melt. In the summer it's more calm.
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:24 PM   #9
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I'll just leave this here.

When are we having the Orange Mane party here?
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:34 PM   #10
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When are we having the NEXT Orange Mane party here?
Fixed it for you.

It's pretty much a constant Orange Mane party there. There have been nights where I literally lost count of the sopapillas, after about the fourth bowl. Just craziness and debauchery, is what I'm saying.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:08 PM   #11
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just having fun.
Check with my cousin "TONY"
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Id rather check with your “mama”
“your mamas been around places”. Plus i bet i can get into the locker room after practice to get some autographs.
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Oh God, NO! Get some Taco Bell and watch old footage of Greg Lougaines = same thing but better food and diving.

Best Mexican food in Denver is Tamales by LaCasitas off Tejon.

Homemade tamales smothered in green Chile with chicharones!
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:08 PM   #13
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Don't miss Trail Ridge Road! You start from Estes Park and climb up up up to over 12,000 feet. It's the highest road in the US. Then after driving for miles above timberline you cross the continental divide and descend into the headwaters of the Colorado River.

The scenery will blow your mind!

Don't miss the Never Summer Range on the west margin of the park. As you descend it's to the west. very special country -- so special I named my novel after it (Never Summer).

Check out this 270 degree panoramic list of the Never Summer Range. Scroll down to see it.
https://www.summitpost.org/never-summer-range/171058

Here's another shot to whet your interest. I know the man who took the shot...
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Oh God, NO! Get some Taco Bell and watch old footage of Greg Lougaines = same thing but better food and diving.

Best Mexican food in Denver is Tamales by LaCasitas off Tejon.

Homemade tamales smothered in green Chile with chicharones!
Clearly, you’ve never had the chefs there prepare you the Casa Chilada Platter.

On a scale from one to ten, it’s rated “ridiculously delicious!” I won’t call it the best Mexican food in Colorado. But it’s pretty much the best Mexican food in Colorado.
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Clearly, you’ve never had the chefs there prepare you the Casa Chilada Platter.

On a scale from one to ten, it’s rated “ridiculously delicious!” I won’t call it the best Mexican food in Colorado. But it’s pretty much the best Mexican food in Colorado.
Casa Bonita deserves it’s own sticky at this point for whenever the what to do when visiting question is asked.

Sorry Taco Bell + Greg Louganis is a cheap imitation of the magnificence that is Casa Bonita. One does not go there to just eat one goes there to achieve tourist nirvana.
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Clearly, you’ve never had the chefs there prepare you the Casa Chilada Platter.

On a scale from one to ten, it’s rated “ridiculously delicious!” I won’t call it the best Mexican food in Colorado. But it’s pretty much the best Mexican food in Colorado.
Okay. Next time I'm there I'll order it up.

And then go cry in on my red plastic tray as I realize I could be eating at La Casitas, but I somehow allowed myself to be talked into Casa Bonita's.

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Okay. Next time I'm there I'll order it up.

And then go cry in on my red plastic tray as I realize I could be eating at La Casitas, but I somehow allowed myself to be talked into Casa Bonita's.
Just dont touch the walls in Black Barts cave...I think they are creating a new stain of ebola in there.
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" I do plan on going to one of the practices. Best time to go? Where to sit? what to bring, food?"

Best time to go? when they are practicing.

Where to sit? on your butt.

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Food? It's what you eat.
how do you get a orange mane membership card lol?
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Looking for some recommendations for a family of 4, the youngest is 10:

A good scenic horse back riding place about an hour from boulder. Willing to ride for a max of 2 hours.

Great hiking Trails. Not too long looking for max of 10 miles. We are planning on doing the Gem Lake trail.

Beginners white water rafting. This is what I'm looking forward to doing. Never did this.

any other fun outdoorsy stuff to do.

I do plan on going to one of the practices. Best time to go? Where to sit? what to bring, food?

Thanks for the help in advance!
I second Trail Ridge Road. Hiking take your pick from Boulder to Estes. They're all pretty good. Eldorado State Park in Boulder is really nice hiking.

White water rafting - I'd stay away from clear creek. It's just a roadside drain. Royal Gorge isn't much better. Pretty far from Estes as well.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:37 AM   #20
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There are some good riding tours in Estes Park which is fairly close to Boulder.

My suggestion would be to go into Grand Lake. God's country up there man - no lie.

They have tours and riding that will be well worth a bit of extra time to get there. I'd say it's about an hour to 1.5 hours away from Boulder.

Plus you'll get to drive over Trail Ridge Rd - the highest paved road in North America. It is incredible!

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Okay. Next time I'm there I'll order it up.

And then go cry in on my red plastic tray as I realize I could be eating at La Casitas, but I somehow allowed myself to be talked into Casa Bonita's.
Crying with remorse is part of the experience. It’s one of the reasons to go!
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Looking for some recommendations for a family of 4, the youngest is 10:

A good scenic horse back riding place about an hour from boulder. Willing to ride for a max of 2 hours.

Great hiking Trails. Not too long looking for max of 10 miles. We are planning on doing the Gem Lake trail.

Beginners white water rafting. This is what I'm looking forward to doing. Never did this.

any other fun outdoorsy stuff to do.

I do plan on going to one of the practices. Best time to go? Where to sit? what to bring, food?

Thanks for the help in advance!
I know there is white water rafting in Eagle out near Vail. Stop at Beau Jos in Idaho Springs for pizza. Its well worth it.

Practice is wide open nowadays. They kind of direct you to a spot on the grass so watch from above and then go down when they start seating where you want to sit. One field will have the scrimmages but you don't know that until you get there.

Bring water and sunscreen. Morning practices usually start around 8:30 and run till 10:30-11. Get there about 7:45 am. Being at Dove Valley you can also visit the team store.

Garden of the Gods in Col Springs is awesome and a nice hike for kids.
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Best rafting for a family is Browns Canyon, near Buena Vista... 2.5 to 3 hour drive, but def worth it, if you can spare a full day.
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Thanks all for the advice!
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