I (UK female 65yrs young) will be arriving in Denver on the CZ from Emeryville on Monday July 22nd 2013. I will meet up with a friend at DIA who is arriving BA from UK at 20.30 same day.
We have a condo booked in Keystone from Saturday 27th to Sunday 4th August which covers a convention taking place there on that final weekend, after which we shall all return to UK from DIA.
The other option is to base ourselves in another condo at somewhere like Breckenridge or Glenwood Springs and do day trips from there to see the sights in the SW and do the RMNP and Denver from Keystone.
We do have to pick up more family members from DIA on Saturday 27th July who are flying in from UK for the Keystone part of our trip.
I realise we can only see a tiny part of all the great things to do and see, but would appreciate any suggestions you can make.
We will both be able to drive the hire car,so will be reasonable happy driving long distances. We do not need to do anything scary,lol, so no white water rafting, or leaning over edges for the view--(on a personal note I would rather look up at Yosemite than down into the Grand Canyon, any day,lol)so we will maybe take the train up to Peaks summit, rather than drive. We are interested in the history of the area/gold rush towns etc.
So Itinerary could be
Mon meet & stay o/n near airport
Tues Collect car and drive Col Springs, do Peaks Train and Garden of Gods.
Weds Drive Durango via Sand Dunes NP.
Thurs Mesa Verde
Fri Million$ Highway to Glenwood Springs,
Sat to Keystone
Su,Mon Tues, can do day trips to RMNP and Denver for sightseeing.
Thank for any help you can give me to make the choices:)