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July in Northern CO with 7 year old...

tennessee
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July in Northern CO with 7 year old...

My husband and I will be bringing our 7 year old out to CO for approx. 2 weeks for a special summer program at the Univ. of N. CO. He will be in class until noon each day, but we want to sight-see and enjoy "vacation" in the afternoons and evenings. We will be staying in Greeley, but will have a vehicle. Thought we would go to Denver on Friday-Sunday between weeks of classes. Any suggestions for restaurants, attractions, or other for the afternoons or evenings? Thanks

Rio Rancho, New...
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1. Re: July in Northern CO with 7 year old...

Denver would be good for one weekend, but don't forget about the mountains! One weekend you need to go to Rocky Mountain National Park

http://www.nps.gov/romo/

one of the afternoon's you might go directly west of fort collins on the byway to Red Feather Lakes

http://www.discovercoloradovacations.com/

http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/2104/

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2. Re: July in Northern CO with 7 year old...

I would also recommend Rocky Mtn National Park. Incredible mountains, views and wildlife. Denver is a great visit, spend a few afternoons there during your visit, but not your 3 days off..

Boulder would also be a nice 1/2 day visit. See the Pearl Street Mall and hike around some of the city's trails.

I would look at a visit somewhere other than Denver for your 3 days... maybe RMNP, maybe the mountains near Lake Dillon in Summit Countay, or even a trip to the Sand Dunes Nat Park.

Rio Rancho, New...
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3. Re: July in Northern CO with 7 year old...

other short trips could be the 'peak to peak' byway, or Mount Evans.

http://tinyurl.com/2apdej

http://www.mountevans.com/

Also, for Denver, Disney Family travel has a decent list of things to do with kids in Denver

http://tinyurl.com/2as4ng

and you could go see a Rockies baseball game.

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