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Vacation ideas for family with 3 boys

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Vacation ideas for family with 3 boys

We have three boys (17, 15 and 11). Looking for suggestions on what to do while we're in Colorado. Would be end of July/first of August. Hoping to see the Cardinals play at Mile High Stadium. Unsure what part of Colorado would be our best bet. Would like to go white water rafting for sure. Probably go to Pikes Peak also. We are all up for adventurous activities. But, at the end of the day, would like to return to a comfortable place to relax. So, would also like suggestions on cabins/cottages to stay.

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1. Re: Vacation ideas for family with 3 boys

Colorado Springs sounds nice for a family. Woodland Park might be of interest for a cabin setting


If you can I'd plan on the ball game for the beginning or end of the trip though people do drive back and forth and the time.

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If you do not mind the heart racing thrill of this high (over 14,000 ft) mountain drive, most people prefer Mount Evans to Pike's Peak and it is a very easy day trip from Denver or Breckenridge.

Breckenridge is a year round resort - not just for skiing. See this great list 1FourFun put together of things to do. tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i21445-Summit_C…

Snow Mountain Ranch www.ymcarockies.org is very near both Grand Lake and Winter Park and the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Snow Mountain Ranch is a resort with cabins and lodge rooms (not a typical "Y") with lots of activities.

People have had good success finding cabins in and near Grand Lake with www.vrbo.com and www.grandlakechamber.com

Staying in Grand Lake you would not only be adjacent to RMNP but are also close to all the summer activities in Winter Park. winterparkresort.com/events-and-activities/…

Favorite activities in RMNP are hiking (350 miles of trails with all levels of difficulty), scenic driving and exploring particularly Trail Ridge Road one of ten America's Byways, horseback riding, fishing, wildlife watching (voted best place in Colorado to see wildlife), etc. www.nps.gov/romo

Estes Park on the eastern side of RMNP gets really busy in the summer but it is very popular with families. www.estesparkcvb.com There are plenty of cabins, cottages, vacation homes and condos. Check www.vrbo.com for Estes as well.

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I agree Grand Lake would be a lot of fun. You can rent places on VRBO.com. There is plenty to do in the area and would be pretty adventurous.

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