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Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

J C
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Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

We are a family of 4 with a 14 and 12 year old. We are traveling to Denver, Colorado in mid August and staying for 11 days. We have access to friends' houses in Denver and in Silverthorne (near Dillon). Our plan is to start in Silverthorne and do a bunch of day trips for 4 days in that area. Then on day 6 we will going to Telluride staying there for 2 nights. From the Telluride area we plan to start heading back to Denver and stay there for 2 nights. I know the drive from Silverthorne to Telluride will take about 6 hours and the drive from Telluride to Denver will take approximately 9 hours. I would love suggestions of areas to explore and stay overnight between Silverthorne and Telluride and separately a different area to explore and stay overnight between Telluride and Denver. Thanks!

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10 replies to this topic
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1. Re: Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

It's not 9 hours from Telluride to Denver... https://goo.gl/maps/oPFEoCKi2i82

Depending on which route you take, I'd suggest staying in Salida. https://goo.gl/maps/T7cNYZXc3kC2

Edited: 08 June 2018, 07:13
J C
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2. Re: Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

Thank you for the correction...my kids will be much happier. I will look into Salida!

J C
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3. Re: Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

I should also mention we would really like to fit in some rafting, biking and hiking!

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4. Re: Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

All available near Salida.

Other options Steamboat Springs (tubing instead of rafting) but a great town with teens IMO

Glenwood Springs is another option, an excellent rafting option as well

Colorado
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5. Re: Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

You are welcome.

Based on that additional info, Salida sounds perfect: http://salidachamber.org/first-timers-guide/

Edited: 08 June 2018, 09:24
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6. Re: Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

Another for Salida. For rafting look at https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

Mountain Biking https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie… either for rentals or they have awesome guided trips.

For lodging look at the Woodland Motel. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g33… book soon!

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7. Re: Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

Hoped that alli would see this. Ask her anything about Salida - she is the expert! :)

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8. Re: Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

Captain's zipline near Salida is great fun!

J C
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9. Re: Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

Thank you all for your responses! We had to change the trip around and leave Colorado a day earlier. We now must go straight from Telluride to Denver. Would love suggestions of an area to stay over one or two nights between Silverthorne (near Dillon) and Telluride? Would you still suggest Salida?

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10. Re: Need suggestion for a summer family trip with teens

I would still suggest Salida. Or maybe Crested Butte.

Edited: 12 June 2018, 07:51
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