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Daytrip scenic driving itinerary

by skarics

Hi again. I need some help in planning an itinerary. We like the idea of visiting those old mining Ghost towns and Casinos so I was thinking to drive from Denver to Central City, Black Hawk, Eldora...on to Boulder and then back to Denver. Is all of this possible in a day? If so, could someone suggest the best route back to Denver from Boulder. Thank you again in advance everyone! :)

Re: Daytrip scenic driving itinerary

by bocmaxima

Denver - Boulder is actually kind of boring. You can wind through the northern suburbs on, say, US 287, but it's just not very interesting (they're just suburbs). So you may as well just stick to 36.
You can go out to Golden on I-70/CO 58, then head north on CO 93, which puts you in South Boulder. Golden is kind of interesting, and there's always the Coors Brewery. CO 93 is pretty nice though as it follows the foothills and gives you some good views.
You can do all of that in a day, but I think you'll want more time in Boulder, although I do think it's better there in the evenings, so maybe it'll work.
But it would be better to go Central City - Eldora - Boulder first because it would put you on Boulder Canyon Road between Boulder and Nederland, which is gorgeous.

Travel Tips for Denver

I just spent my Thanksgiving...

by ChipHackley

I just spent my Thanksgiving Holiday in Denver and had a wonderful time. The weather was a chilly 50 F with snow everywhere. When visiting Denver, you have to check out LoDo which is in downtown Denver. It is a street with bars and restaurants lined up on both sides. The buildings are made of brick and are real old. The street is right next to Coors Field. No doubt about it, my fondest memory of Denver is the Diamond Cabaret. The finest establishment in the Rocky Mountains. If you happen to make it there, say hi to Gemini.

Red Rocks Amphitheatres : It...

by Hedgehogs

Red Rocks Amphitheatres: It is a really beautiful place. You can usually get in, when there is no concert and just walk around. It is a fun place to go to a concert; they have a wide variety of concerts there.
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The Colorado State Capitol

by OlenaKyiv

Located on Colfax and Lincoln. Has Corithian greek cross foor plan (looks like a plus sign).
Henry Brown donated the land for Colorado State Capitol building in 1867.
In 1883 architects were asked to submit their plans for a new building, but only nine plans were submitted and all of them were rejected.
In 1885 architectors were proposed to submit plans again with a promise of cash reward to three best projects. Twenty-one plans were submitted, and Myers' proposal was elected.

It took 23 years to complete the building.

Prepare for anything

by goingsolo

Be prepared for any type of weather. In late May, a week after it had been snowing, the weather was in the 90s. It dropped into the 50s about a week or so later. So bring a range of clothing for different temperatures. As for the rain, that never lasts very long.

Babi Yar Park

by OlenaKyiv

In 1970, Denver City Council dedicated Babi-Yar Park. "--IN MEMORIAM--to the two hundred thousand victims who died. Babi Yar, Kiev, Ukraine, USSR--September 29, 1941-November 6, 1943. The majority Jews with Ukrainians and others."

The part of Kiev's history
On September 25, 1941 thousands of Jews were summoned by Nazi authorities to the corner of Melnikova and Degteryevska Streets. They asked to have with them their documents, valuables and money, as well as warm clothes, underwear. Those who didn't comply were threatened by execution. Thousands of Jews came thinking about Nazi's plan of relocation, but nobody knew that they would be strip down, shoot with gun machine and their bodies would be thrown into deep ravine. In the report by SS it was noted that 33,771 people were massacred. This was how "the final solution of the Jewish problem" was carried out in Kiev.

The same fate awaited the Gypsies. Later this became a place for the execution of prisoners from Syrets concentration camp, members of the communist underground. The total number of victims was about 100 thousand.

In 1976 an official monument in memory of murdered Soviet citizens was built between the Yar and the site of the Syrets concentration camp. Sculptor M. Lysenko.

The reason I have a tip about this park is because I am a native Kievan and it is a great pleasure for me to have a piece of my native city Kiev here in Colorado.

Babi-Yar Park is located in southeast Denver at Havana St. and Parker Road.


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