Sunday, May 20, 2012

Colorado Bucket List Part 2

It appears as though, after talking with a handful of people, I have missed some major must-do's on yesterday's Colorado bucket list. So I've added another few. Looks like I have these first few years pretty much booked!

Ride the inclining Pikes Peak Cog Railway up Pike's Peak
Pikes Peak Cog Railway #Colorado #ColorfulColorado

Hike to Lawn Lake (known for the damn breakage causing the alluvial fan)
Lawn Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park #Colorado #ColorfulColorado

Buy a book at the Tattered Cover Bookstore 
Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, CO #Colorado

Visit Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park #ColorfulColorado #Colorado

Drive the Continental Divide
Wolf Creek Pass on the Continental Divide #ColorfulColorado #Colorado

Ride the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad #ColorfulColorado #Colorado

Run the Bolder Boulder as an adult (I was carried by my mom as a little kid)
Boulder Boulder 5k, 10, and half marathon in Boulder, CO #Colorado #ColorfulColorado

See the Denver Planetarium
The Denver Planetarium in Denver, CO #Colorado

Tour the big (and small) local breweries including Anheuser-Busch, Miller Coors, New Belgium, and Budweiser
Brewery Tours in Fort Collins, CO #Colorado

Take Kalynn camping in the Rockies

And as much as I hate to disappoint you, dear sweet sister of mine, I just can't add filling up my gas tank at Kum & Go or the Loaf 'n Jug to my ultimate Colorado bucket list.  You're such a nerd. 

Is there anything else I'm missing? Let me know in the comments!


  1. TinCup... Yankee Boy Basin... Telluride! Ummm... off I-70 at the exit for Alice... several miles up the road is rock that somebody painted like a pig... I laughed for hours! It's in the trees... on the right side of the road... a mile from anyones driveway... gotta watch for it. Severance... not far from Ft Collins for Rocky Mtn Oysters! They sell them by the TON! Rafting Poudre Canyon in the Spring (now) when the water is roaring! To Be COntinued!

  2. Of course... Trail Ridge Road... in three seasons... Winter is out! Black Canyon of the Gunnison... Rafting on the Arkansas... Brown's Canyon to start... or Royal Gorge... Wow! Aspen in late summer... late September, off season it's great! With your child do Santa Claus thing on the way up the back side of Pikes Peak... and then Cripple Creek with it's Victorian buildings, a mile into the earth in the mines and the local wild/tame donkey herd!

  3. You don't want Rocky Mountain Oysters!