Part two of my Colorado adventure is here! If you missed part one, get caught up here!
Day 4: Coors Brewery and Boulder
There are so many breweries in Colorado that you could plan an entire trip around tasting local beers. The Coors brewery is located in Golden where we were staying, so we decided if we were going to do a brewery tour, it had to be at Coors. It’s the largest single-site brewery in the world, so it was cool to compare it to the small craft breweries we frequent in Charleston. The tour was self-guided, so we felt like we didn’t learn as much as we wanted to. It was still a worthy stop on our trip if only for the free Blue Moon at the end!
We headed to Boulder that afternoon as several people told us it was a can’t-miss city. We stopped into Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery for a delicious lunch and walked around Pearl Street to explore the shopping. Thursday was our most relaxed day, and we needed it after climbing to crazy altitudes and hiking the first part of the week!
Day 5: Red Rocks Park
On Friday, we woke up ready to tackle Red Rocks Park. Hunter and I knew we wanted to return after seeing Phoenix at the amphitheater there. We started out with a trail that runs through the rocks and it was one of the most fun trails we did all week. Major Jurassic Park vibes.
We headed back to the amphitheater to check it out while there wasn’t an event going on. There were tons of people doing workouts on the steps. Especially at 6,400 feet, I could not relate to the people doing a burpee on each of the 70 rows of the amphitheater. Hunter decided he’d run up part of the 380 steps, and afterwards he said he felt like his lungs were bleeding. I think we’ll leave the working out at Red Rocks to the Coloradans!
Day 6: Downtown Denver
My sweet friend Katherine from high school lives in Denver, so we met up with her on Saturday to explore downtown. She took us to a delicious brunch at Devil’s Food in the Washington Park neighborhood. Afterwards we headed to Union Station where you can grab a beer, pastry, or an Amtrack train. Across the street, we stopped in Tattered Cover, a book store you could hole up in for hours.
At least three people told Hunter and me to visit Little Man Ice Cream in the Highland neighborhood, so we stopped there for an end of the day treat. Thanks for showing us around Katherine!
We didn’t want our week in Colorado to end! Hence the sad faces on the plane. We are headed to Boston for a few days in July, so we are glad to have another trip to look forward to!