My husband and I are planning a trip to Colorado the beginning of August with our 3 kids (ages 15, 12, and 10). We are planning to stay 8 nights. We figured we would spend 4 nights visiting Rocky Mountain National park (I guess the best place to stay is Estes Park~right outside the gate of RMNP?). We are trying to decide where to spend the other 4 nights. We would like to only have to unpack one more time, so we're looking for 4 nights in one other location. Our family loves to hike, see mountains, and view wildlife. We prefer the less populated places~we really have no interest in seeing the big cities and would actually prefer to stay away from them!
I would appreciate any suggestions you have on a second location to visit.
Thanks so much!!