We've visited Colorado several times before, both to ski and to explore/hike.
We're coming back for more! Yaaay!!!!
We arrive at DEN late evening of Wed, Sep 26. We want to be in Moab, UT by mid afternoon of Wed, Oct 3 to attend the meet up there. We then leave Moab on Wed, Oct 10 and wish to be back in Denver city around midday of Sun, Oct 14. I will post on the specific Denver forum for more tips for our time in Denver plus lodging recommendations for our first night close to the airport, but it's the rest of the trip where I'm seeking ideas and suggestions from you folk.
We're not averse to revisiting some of the places we've already visited, but would prefer to explore pastures new. So you know what we've already 'done', mostly just the SW corner, here's a rough list: Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Montrose, Telluride, Million Dollar Highway and Mesa Verde.
Places we're currently considering, not in logical order, include Rocky Mountain NP, Mt Evans, Pike's Peak, Estes Park. I've yet to check opening/operating dates, and really would appreciate suggestions of a driving route, combining sights in a local order, allowing us time to do some half day scenic hikes here and there.
Clearly we can do some of this on the way to Moab, and other places can be visited on the way back to Denver. I will also be asking on the UT forum for ideas nearer to Moab itself, too.
Thanks for all suggestions. There's bound to be plenty of small, out of the way spots we don't know about.Edited: 16 August 2012, 16:04