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The location of our Hotel in Denver gives our guests the chance to enjoy many popular outdoor Activities. One top Thing to Do in Denver is to enjoy Hiking the Golden Aspens.

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About Hiking in the Golden Aspens:
If you’re visiting Denver during the fall, you can enjoy one of the most fabulous Things to do in Denver – Hiking in the beautiful Golden Aspens of Colorado. Fall brings the shimmering leaves of the Aspen, the quintessential Colorado tree, to a stunning shade of glowing gold that you’ll surely want to see. Within a short drive of our Denver Accommodations, you’ll be able to view the glorious colors that don’t last very long, so make sure you plan to take this short day trip from our Hotel in Denver while the trees are on show.

Locals and visitors alike enjoy Hiking in the Golden Aspens, as it’s a perfect way to take in the lovely landscape that Mother Nature has graced upon Denver and Colorado. The time frame that you’re working with if you want to trek under the Golden Aspens is just from mid-September to the beginning of October, so if this lovely scene sounds like heaven to you, make your reservations at our Denver Accommodations today and secure your Hotel Room so you’ll be able to witness one of the greatest sights in Denver during the year.

Why You Should Hike in the Golden Aspens:
When we say “hike” in the Golden Aspens, we don’t necessarily mean that you have to be an experienced outdoorsperson to enjoy the picturesque scenery. The following gives you an idea of the many ways that you can experience the Golden Aspens near Hotel Teatro, a Hotel in Denver that is perfect for enjoying popular Denver Attractions and day trips like visiting the Aspens. Some of these recommended excursions don’t even require you to put on bulky hiking boots. Simply walk or ride through the Golden Aspens if you like, but if you can hike a little deeper into the trees, we say to go for it! Your eyes and spirit will thank you.

Guanella Pass Road Scenic & Historic Byway - Just south of historic Georgetown, you’ll find the Guanella Pass Road Scenic & Historic Byway. This 22-mile road was originally an old wagon trail used by miners. Drivers today pass through a succession of distinct environments, from lush creeks and wetlands to rugged and beautiful mountainsides, reaching 11,699 feet above sea level at one point. All along the drive, Aspen groves seem to illuminate their surroundings with an otherworldly light and quality, all amidst the legendary Colorado sunshine.

When you reach the town of Grant, turn right on US 285 and travel for 15 minutes to the top of Kenosha Pass, where the Aspens grow abundantly. Take I-70 west of Denver to Exit 228 in Georgetown. Follow the signs from the Gateway Visitors Center. The byway follows first NM 381 and then NM 62 for 23 miles and ends in Grant.

Georgetown Loop Railroad - One of the most thrilling ways to view Colorado's changing of the Aspens is from an open-air gondola car pulled by a steam locomotive on the Georgetown Loop Railroad. The Loop takes guests between Georgetown and Silver Plume, which are more than 2 miles apart. The tracks scale an elevation of 640 feet over mountainous terrain. The Georgetown Loop Historic Mining and Railroad Park is located 45 miles west of Denver, just off Interstate 70.

Tips for Hiking in the Golden Aspens:

  • Depending on the type of activity you plan on doing in the Aspens and the amount of energy you plan on exerting, you may need the following: Hiking boots, good walking shoes, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, a walking stick, backpack with water and snacks, and definitely a camera.
  • For your safety, if you’re hiking pretty far off of main trails and from main gathering areas, make sure you tell someone where you’re going and when you anticipate returning.
  • If you want to jot down the number for our Denver Accommodations, we’ll be happy to help you get to the Aspens along your journey and even recommend Denver Restaurants to stop and eat at when you depart or on the way back home.

Type of Activity: Outdoors, Recreation

Golden Aspens Hiking Location and Contact Information:
Golden Aspens Hiking is located in various Colorado Mountain Ranges
Tel: 800.265.6723

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