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hey Robert: just re-read your post and realized that you're not choosing between destinations but looking for recommendations for places to stay in all of these destinations. Unfortunately, i don't have any good ones but gogobot lists vacation rentals--check out the 'Vacation Rental' link to the right, just under the 'Explore Glenwood Springs' heading. enjoy your trip--it's a gorgeous ride....
recommended AspenAspen is a gorgeous mountain town, known for it's multi-million dollar homes, upscale restaurants and shops, and world class skiing. But it's a lot more than that. It's got fantastic hiking; music, ... read morefood, and film festivals; the Aspen Institute, which offers seminars and conferences on critical issues; Anderson Ranch, a phenomenal space for artists (budding and established) to take workshops.... All told, it's a thriving cultural and outdoor hub, which is alive with activity year round.Liza Prado
I also love Aspen; it's a great combo of cultural venues and outdoorsy options--perfect if you're looking for both. And it's a very laid back place. In an uber wealthy way, of course.
- Rocky Mountain National Park1000 Highway 36, Estes Park, CO 80517-8357recommended Rocky Mountain National ParkRocky Mountain National Park is truly a gem--gorgeous mountain vistas rushing rivers and clear mountain lakes, wild flowers, meadows, and forests and of course, wildlife like elk and big horn sheep. ... read moreIt kind of feels like you've stepped straight into a National Geographic documentary. No joke--it's that's awe-inspiring. The other huge plus about the park is that it's accessible to all sorts of visitors--from back country hikers to Sunday drivers; there pretty much is something for everyone. In terms of lodging, there are five drive-in campsites (and hundreds of back country sites) though if heat and electricity is more your style, there are lots of options in nearby Estes Park and Grand Lake.Liza Prado
Vail is definitely a beautiful destination with plenty to do in the summertime, but it doesn't begin to compare to Rocky Mountain NP and all of it's offerings....
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