Honeymoon in Colorado – Need advice!

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Rather than searching specifically in Colorado Springs, try Manitou Springs as well. There are some very cool cliff dwellings. Royal Gorge is also close by and has a beautiful new building after the fires.

There’s also the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Cave of the Winds.

If you’re feeling REALLY adventurous, wander down to Rye and check out Bishop’s Castle. http://www.bishopcastle.org/

 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Backyard

How far north are you willing to go? I live in Ft. Collins but am not terribly familiar with much outside northern Colorado.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

If you are okay with staying somewhere else, Estes Park is gorgeous! There is Rocky Mountain National Park there and it’s incredible. There is lots of hiking, rock climbing and beautiful drives you can make in and around that area. Lots of rental cabins both further our to be more private or right in town close to everything. There is one hike in the park that starts at Bear lake up to Emerald lake, it is pretty popular so you need to start early in the day but it is pretty spectacular. You hike past several lakes and end up at one with a waterfall down from the mountains. The worst part is we live at like 500 ft above sea level so the elevation kicked out butts for the first day or so. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

I live in Summit County, and it’s gorgeous up here! There’s always something going since it’s a tourist destination. Breckenridge is a cute mountain town and taking the gondola up the mountain provides some amazing views.  Georgetown and Leadville have old time trains that provide great views as well.  The lakes and rivers are beautiful, and provide great fishing and hiking trails.  I’d also reccomend checking out some of the hot springs in CO too! Avalanche Ranch in Carbondale is gorgeous, so is Strawberry Springs in Steamboat. I’ve had some weekend vacations in Colorado Springs that were fun too – gotta love Manitou Springs!  We’ve also enjoyed going to Cave of the Winds and the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.  

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I would def go to Estes park and do Rocky Mountain national park. I lived in Steamboat Springs and it’s a bit of a drive from Colorado Springs but it’s such a cool town. its beautiful with lots of biking trails, tubing down the yamp River, great restaurants and bars, hot springs. Love it there!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Omg there are a ton of cute cottages on AirBnb! give that a look, but I agree, you should stay in manitou or cascade!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

co_katherine:  Great suggestions! I went to a great hot springs in Carbondale 2 years ago. So fun!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Royal gorge.

Black canyon of the Gunnison.

Durango has a narrow guage railway.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

songbird27:  I don’t know CO geography but we honeymooned in Steamboat Springs and loved it.  We were at Vista Verde, it’s an all-inclusive ranch.  I’m pretty sure it’s also where really good people go when they die.  Amaaazing.

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