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Even More Beauty in Colorado – Idaho Springs, Golden, and Denver

Life gets in the way of me posting on a regular basis, but I love sharing our travels with you! I’m so glad you’re here 🙂

The next stop in our Colorado adventure was the Denver area. After our time in small town Granby, we were looking forward to being around more restaurants, shopping, and family as Rueben’s uncle lives in Denver. Summertime is popular in Denver and it was hard to find an RV park with availability, so we stayed about 45 min away in beautiful Idaho Springs.

Idaho Springs

Luckily we got a spot at Cottonwood RV & Mobile Home Park which has to be the prettiest RV park we’ve been to. We got a spot right next to a creek which was so peaceful, and even got to watch a little chipmunk for a bit.

Idaho Springs is a small, touristy town that is so beautiful. I realized I had actually been here 10 years to go whitewater rafting, which is super popular here. I also drove through to go to one of the most beautiful places I’d ever been to, Mount Evans! Our RV park is only 12 miles from the Mount Evans Welcome Station, which was so exciting.

Downtown Idaho Springs – full of restaurants and shops, blocked off to traffic

Charlie Tayler Water Wheel

We missed being around people, and since Covid number were better, we decided to get membership at a coworking space in Golden. The drive from Idaho Springs to Golden is gorgeous, so we were happy to do it almost daily!

I didn’t realize how much I loved rocks until this trip. I love them.

Golden is such a cute town! The downtown area is a bit touristy, full of shops and restaurants, but still definitely has that small town, friendly feel to it. Everyone we met was so great and welcoming.

Denver

Rocky Mountain Lake Park

While visiting Denver, we walked around a few beautiful parks, went to the awesome Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and hung out with Rueben’s uncle which was so nice. We didn’t spend too much time in Denver proper, but it was really nice to be close to family, museums, and the airport since Rueben had to fly out for a work trip!

Washington Park

Shoemaker Plaza

Sculpture Park

 

Up next: Mount Evans!!

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