I fly into Denver but immediately made my way to Boulder. The short drive was beautiful with the mountains guiding the way.
I ate at the classic 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' the Sink. The restaurants is filled with old graffiti and is bustling with college students and yummy grub. After meandering downtown Boulder, we made our way to the gorgeous Mesa Trail. There are different levels for your desired workout and I took the medium trail. The views from above the city were breathtaking, and I even saw a double rainbow.
I drove up to the very top of the mountain after and breathed the cleanest air. It's amazing all the people that live up the mountain, and sure takes some serious guts! I'd be lying if I didn't admit that driving up and up on the gravel road didn't make me nervous. But holy moly, was the view worth it. I could a storm and snow in the distant, and was able to walk out to the cliff edges.
On the second day, I traveled further west to Glenwood Canyon for white water rafting! It was one of the coolest experiences of my life. Floating between the canyons and pushing my limits in the rapids was thrilling and adventurous! Except the water was so cold! On the drive to Glenwood Canyon we drove through Vail and other ski towns, which only intensified my desire to come back in the winter time for winter sport action.
On the third day, I went back to Denver but visited the much anticipated and well-known amphitheater Red Rocks.
It so reminded me of my time in Arizona and how I wish there was a concert that available that night. The rocks are breath taking, the view of Denver is a sight for sore eyes, and the venue is just cool with so much musical history. We browsed through the store and exhibits of all the infamous talent that has made its way to Red Rocks. Such an inspiration.
I did get stuck a storm during the hike through Red Rocks and had to hide under a rock until the rain lightened up -- but so worth it!
As always, my trips are too short and want I want to do more, see more, and learn more. I'll definitely be back Colorado.