Rocky Mountain Retreat: A 4-Day Colorado Itinerary

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Curator’s statement

Colorado's got a soft spot in my heart – blame it on my bestie who rocked life there for years. I was all set to join the party before COVID crashed my relocation plans. So, this Rocky Mountain love story? It's a mix of what could've been and the memories that stuck.

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Grand Hyatt Denver

High-end hotel boasting a rooftop terrace and onsite restaurant near Denver's 16th Street Mall.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

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  • Breakfast daily.

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Thompson Denver - A Hyatt Hotel

Vibrant downtown hotel with chic style and a French restaurant all within a short walk from the historic Union Station, Coors Field and the buzzy bars and restaurants of the Dairy Block.

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  • Property credit.

  • Daily breakfast for two.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out, whenever possible.

Mint House Denver - Downtown Union Station

Where modern comfort meets historic charm in the heart of the Mile High City.

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Day 1: Mile-High Welcome

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Touch down in Denver and check into the Grand Hyatt. Kick off your Colorado adventure with a view at Le Méridien Hotel's rooftop bar, 54thirty. Happy hour here is more than just drinks; it's an elevation of the senses as you soak in the Denver skyline. Welcome to the mile-high city!

Day 2: Foodie Fun and Mountain Magic

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Get your taste buds dancing at Avanti Food & Beverage – so many tasty options, you might need a foodie roadmap. Now, if you've got camping gear in tow, it's mountain time! Pitch a tent at Rocky Mountain National Park, light up a fire, and let the cozy vibes begin.

Day 3: Trail Time and Creek Chill

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Slip into those hiking shoes, hit Jacks Gulch Trailhead and let the trail unfold. Dip your toes in Little Beaver Creek, soak in the chill vibes of the mountains, and when you're ready, mosey back into town.

Take it easy tonight; hit the hay early 'cause tomorrow, we're chasing sunrises like the pros!

Day 4: Rise and Shine Finale

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On your last day, embrace the magic of dawn at Red Rocks Park. Watch the sun paint the sky from the iconic amphitheater. Once back in the city, refuel with lunch at Union Station.

Take a leisurely post-meal stroll along the South Platte River's pedestrian trail. Explore the outdoorsy wonders at the REI flagship store. Feeling thirsty? Cap off your Colorado escapade with a brew from Ironton Distillery & Craft house.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Awilda Rivera's guide, 3-Day Itinerary for Exploring Colorado in September.

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