Colorado Tourist Traps

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    Tour group; path to Long House
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Colorado Tourist Traps


    Yeah the owner is a joke! Rents us 2 two seater Polaris atvs. Drops them off on trailhead that they use all the time. Employee goes thru the motions about operating them, p.s. this guy was great! My wife two kids and I are on trail 30 mins and her atv blows a tire! I go back down trail trying to get cell service to call rental place.... no luck....

  • Pueblo Riverwalk -- Walk, don't Float

    For a small fee (I believe it was only $5.00) my daughter and I hopped aboard a sightseeing barge on the 'Arkansas River' right in downtown Pueblo. Well, it turns out we were only on a small body of water, closed off on all sides by pedestrian sidewalks, and our guide merely steered the boat down one side of this 'ditch' then steered us right back...

  • Garden of the Gods Trading Post

    Yep, definately a tourist trap. You can find anything in here you can possibly imagine. Heck, there's even a section with nothing but Native American artifact replicas and paintings!! Smashed penny machine, license plate keychains, high priced snack bar.....well, you get the picture! Get something unique that you can either use or give to someone...

  • Manitou Springs

    This town located outside of Colorado Springs is definately a tourist trap. There are miles of shops throughout the town. Everything from the Mystical New Age Mumbo-Jumbo to T-shirts, this place has it all. Just be careful...some shops are a bit pricey. Just look around at what they have before you buy. There are some nice things here, but just be...

  • The Summit House

    As disappointing as it is, the Summit House at the top of Pike's Peak is, in fact, a tourist trap.....Sample prices you will find:Small pizza - $7.25Gatorade (20 oz) - $2.25Average T-shirt price: $18.50And, yes, I fell into the trap and bought a Christmas Tree ornament for $8.50!(Yes, I also know I am a sucker, so don't rub it in!!) Only get...

  • Any of the Casino towns in Colorado

    The casino towns in Colorado! But you know what? What place with a casino isn't a tourist trap! Still a lot of fun if you like to gamble! But if you plan on drinking plan on staing at one of the hotels up there because the ride back to a main city is a long and twisty road! Well for me....since I like the outdoors there are many historical sites...

  • I think it was a little town...

    I think it was a little town called Dinosaur, which had a dinosaur exhibition. The photo's pretty funny, but the dino's looked really fake! I'm sure they can do much better than this!

  • Elitch Gardens. I generally...

    Elitch Gardens. I generally enjoy Amusement Parks but Elitch Gardens cost too much and didn't have that much to offer. Pretty standard rides and water park. It's an okay way to spend some time if nothing else to do. I guess when there are so many natural attractions to be had in the state that this one just doesn't seem to matter.

  • Rocky Mountain National Park...

    Rocky Mountain National Park can be a big tourist trap depending on what time of year you go, and what time of day you hike, etc. To achieve the lowest stress level, be sure to reserve your campsite well in advance through the National Park system if staying within the park, and hike early in the day to avoid the crowds. Summertime, of course, is...

  • Cave of the Winds. It offers...

    Cave of the Winds. It offers a legitimate service, but it is over priced, the knowledge + speaking skill of your guide is hit-n-miss, and the basic tour has so many man-made features - hand rails, poured concrete steps, etc. that it loses the feel of being in a natural cave.

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