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Time to spend before flight out of Denver

Glendora, California
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Time to spend before flight out of Denver

My wife and I have a short trip to visit our son at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs planned for this weekend. We will be checking out of our hotel Monday morning and have time before our 8:50 pm flight to see sights.

Does anyone have an idea of how we can best use our opportunity? We may take him up to the Castle Rock Outlets to do some shopping on the way up, but will still have quite a bit of time by ourselves after we leave him.

We have thought about Denver and Boulder, but we do not know the general area so any suggestions regarding those locations as well as any others are much appreciated!!! We will have spent Friday in the Denver Cherry Creek area. Right now, the forecast is for mostly sunny skies, though a slight chance of rain, and 60 degrees for Monday in Denver.

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1. Re: Time to spend before flight out of Denver

Scenic loop drive including the open parts of the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. You can have lunch in Idaho Springs.

http://mapq.st/GFxNc7

Scenic loop drive including part of the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and Boulder Canyon. Have lunch in Nederland or Boulder.

http://mapq.st/16vKssp

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2. Re: Time to spend before flight out of Denver

Thank you very much for the help. If anyone else has any ideas I would love to hear them!

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3. Re: Time to spend before flight out of Denver

Michael, you did get replies at some of your other posts. Someone apparently deleted them as duplicate questions, but the answers are still there. If you make the shopping trip, do watch your time in getting back to the airport. DIA rental car return and security lines generally move pretty quickly this time of year.

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4. Re: Time to spend before flight out of Denver

Yes, thank you. Do you have any idea how early I will need to get back to the Advantage Rent a Car return area for a 8:50 p.m. flight Monday night? I love not having to be at the airport any earlier than I have to.

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5. Re: Time to spend before flight out of Denver

My spouse is one of those tight time frame travelers. I on the other hand am not. So I will give you my spouse's opinion. Be at the rental car return (which requires a shuttle ride to DIA as you know from your pick up), 90 minutes before flight time.

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6. Re: Time to spend before flight out of Denver

Check out the Denver Botanic Gardens. Free parking.

http://www.botanicgardens.org/

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