We are flying into Denver on a Monday, renting a car and driving to Estes Park where we have rented a house for our group of ten (5 kids- 10, 10, 8, 7, 5.5; 4 parents, and one healthy and active Grandma). We will be in Estes Park area until Saturday (5 nights).
We don't have any hard and concrete plans for particular days, but here are things on our list to do:)
*Bear Lake/Emerald Lake hike
*Gem Lake hike
*drive Trail Ridge Rd
*horseback riding tour (short one)
*rent bikes for a bike ride
*Estes Park Aerial Tramway
*YMCA of the Rockies
*Stanley Hotel Ghost Tour (adults only : ))
It looks like weather may not be the absolute best this week. I am wondering if we should bring ponchos with us? Are we going to be stuck inside and unable to do much? Is the altitude gonna make us sick? Are there any other MUST see items for Estes Park?
Then, we move onto Colorado Springs for 3 nights. I think we have plenty to do while there!
*Manitou Cliff Dwellings
*Garden of the Gods
*Cave of the Winds
*Pikes Peak Cog Railway
We open to suggestions and recommendations!