~ Colorado (Winter Special)…

Heya folks!

I thought of starting the new year with some travel posts. So today I am bringing to you details from our Colorado trip.

Disclaimer: This trip was way back in 2012 and at that time I didn’t anticipate starting a blog and hence a lot of details on this trip have since then been forgotten and emails deleted, so I apologize in advance for not going too much in detail, like with my other travel posts. Hope you’ll understand!!

Colorado is another state that is a year-round destination with each season offering something new and exciting. Our 10 day trip to Colorado in the winter of 2012 was nothing short of a magical winter wonderland trip.

As I say with all my posts, this isn’t an exhaustive list, for that you have Google!! This is just a list of things we did while we were there.

In a nutshell we flew into Denver and while staying there we drove around to cover – Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Garden of Gods, Red Rock Amphitheater. We then drove to Breckenridge from Denver where we stayed for a couple of days. We then stopped at Frisco on our way to SnowMass Village from Denver. While staying at SnowMass Village we drove to Aspen for a day. On our way back from SnowMass to Denver, we stopped at Vail.

So without further ado, let’s begin!

How to get there: Fly into Denver International Airport, which has great connectivity from all around the world, let alone the US.

Rental Car: Renting a car from the airport is a must. If visiting in the winter, definitely rent a 4 wheel drive, preferably an SUV, coz you’ll need it with all the snow around!!

Where to stay:

Denver: Sheraton, Denver Downtown.

Breckenridge: The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge.

SnowMass Village: The Westin SnowMass Resort.

I would suggest to not stay at an Air B n B because in my opinion the best way to experience these cities is to be right in the heart of them!! But that’s just my opinion…

Activities we did / places to see:Denver is like any other city, we saw the State Capitol, toured the US Mint.We also drove to Rocky Mountain National Park where we did some hikes and wildlife watching. On the way to Rocky Mountain National Park, we stopped at Estes Park to enjoy some beautiful views! We saw the Pompeii and Egyptian Mummies exhibit at the Denver Museum of Natural Science and celebrated New Years in Denver. While there, we also visited the Garden of Gods and stopped at the Red Rock Amphitheater on our way to Breckenridge.

– Snow Tubing in Frisco

Rentals are available onsite.

– Breckenridge:- Snow Mobiling

Some options for reservations:

SnowMobiling – 1

SnowMobiling – 2

Skiing and Snow Boarding

Rentals are available onsite.

– Sunset Horse Sleigh Rides

Some options for reservations:

Horse Sleigh Rides – 1

Horse Sleigh Rides – 2

Don’t mind my silly outfits, this Texan chic was definitely not prepared for how cold it was. Subzero temperatures were haunting us day in and day out.

– Skiing in Aspen

Rentals available onsite.

Dog Sledding in SnowMass Village:

For reservations: Dog Sledding

Vail: Quick pit stop on way back to Denver, went around the market place. Sunset views from ontology of the mountain were definitely worth shivering in the cold.

While some beautiful drives like the Independence Pass was closed for winter, this was definitely a trip I’d suggest anyone looking for some winter action to take, trust me Colorado in winter won’t disappoint!

As for food options there is plenty for every one, so there’s nothing to worry about there either!

Hope you enjoyed my post, until next time, Ciao!!

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