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Summer first CO visit - Snowmass vs RMNP vs other?

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Summer first CO visit - Snowmass vs RMNP vs other?

Labor Day weekend in Colorado - looking to stay in a beautiful area with hiking / trail running options and nice lodging. Viceroy in Snowmass seems near perfect with it's well priced rooms that weekend. But should we spend our first CO visit in Snowmass over RMNP? Other areas we should consider?

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1. Re: Summer first CO visit - Snowmass vs RMNP vs other?

Both are great choices but really depends on the experience you want. RMNP will give you an amazing wilderness experience in a national park. Snowmass will give you a great full service resort experience with some hiking, shopping in Aspen, etc. If your interest is a nice hotel with side options for hiking/running, go with Snowmass.

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2. Re: Summer first CO visit - Snowmass vs RMNP vs other?

<< looking to stay in a beautiful area with hiking / trail running options and nice lodging.>>

I'd add Beaver Creek, the Park Hyatt or the Westin. Are you flying into Denver?

Edited: 06 August 2013, 17:40
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3. Re: Summer first CO visit - Snowmass vs RMNP vs other?

Labor Day weekend consistently ranks in the top 10 highest attendance days for RMNP, so you would have plenty of company.

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4. Re: Summer first CO visit - Snowmass vs RMNP vs other?

Good point fv1989 where to go may more depend on who has lodging available. I suspect that it may be tough to find lodging in Estes this labor day.

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5. Re: Summer first CO visit - Snowmass vs RMNP vs other?

Flying in to Denver - likely 3 nights. Seems too short of a time for RMNP and thanks for the note that it's quite a busy weekend. Beaver Creek seems a good option as well, thanks for the advice. Any other thoughts...prettiest spot in CO at the end of summer is ...... ??

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