Colorado attractions? While its Denver counterpart might be more popular, The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs is definitely the most unique Colorado zoo experience you’ll find. It is located at 6,800-feet above sea level and holds exhibits that are built into the side of a mountain. Visitors can also feed the giraffes, ride an open chair-lift over the zoo, walk through an aviary of free-flying birds, and expect plenty of animal encounters.
Rocky Mountain National Park is located in north-central Colorado between the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake. You can find the headwaters of the Colorado River in the northwestern part of the park, and it is considered a World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations. Visit any of the 5 visitors centers in the park; one is registered on the National Registry of Historic Places and was designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. There is a variety of landscapes to explore, from mountains to mountain tundra, and a wide array of wildlife. Whether you come for a day and do a short hike, or stay and camp out to go on longer treks, the scenery will impress you. Don’t miss the Arapaho National Forest or Indian Peaks Wilderness.
Maybe you flew to Colorado or drove for hours. You may need to stretch out. PranaTonic Yoga is a great, close place to do just that! And lastly, if you hate the outdoors or just need to lift some weights, we recommend Trailhead CrossFit. If you love eating as much as we do, you’ll love spending time in Golden. We’ve got all your meals covered and then some! Early morning? Head on over to Pangea Coffee Roasters for a delicious brew and a lovely place to sit outside. Maybe you’re needing coffee and a meal? We love Café 13. They make their pastries in house and they are to die for! See even more information on Hotel rooms in Golden CO.
A spectacular scenic drive stretches from the old mining town of Silverton, to the town of Ouray, along what is called the Million Dollar Highway. This is a 46-kilometer two-lane highway that hugs the mountainside in places and looks out over jaw-dropping cliffs and across valleys to inspiring mountain peaks. It is one of the most spectacular mountain drives in Colorado. If you have time, you can extend this into a longer route and drive the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. The Skyway is a full-day trip that you will want to do in good weather, but can be done in winter or summer. Beginning in Durango, the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway is a complete loop that will take you up to Silverton, along the Million Dollar Highway to Ouray, over to Placerville, south to Telluride, Dolores, Mancos, and back to Durango. If you have less time or are only planning on heading in one direction, you can do the Silverton to Ouray section beginning from Durango, up to Silverton, over the Million Dollar Highway to Ouray, and beyond to Montrose or further north to Grand Junction.
When you leave The Dove Inn, we want you to be ready to come back and stay asap. Here are some notes on our inn so that you can know what to expect and get the most out of your stay! The Dove Inn was built in 1866! She’s old and sometimes that means she makes funny noises. We have chosen period pieces to reflect the beauty and charm from that era, but we’ve modernized much of the inn. Check-in is automated and breakfast is simple. This isn’t a hover-y kind of Bed and Breakfast. You may not see us for your whole stay! We believe that you know best how to spend your time, and we think you’ll find the inn a luxurious and comfortable place to do just that. See extra information on here.