Denver - What to do

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    Feb 01, 2015 4:24 PM GMT
    Hi everyone,

    I will be in Denver for 10 days for a conference in May and I would like to know what there is interesting to see / do. I will have just 4 entire free days so I want to make the best of them. Maybe some hiking activities in the mountains? It will be my first time in the US and I am really clueless.

    Every information is appreciated.

    Thank you!
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 01, 2015 5:04 PM GMT
    Beautiful countryside. It's a few hours drive but you might want to run over to Aspen. The scenery is gorgeous and the town is a gem.

    Locals? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Surely there's some kayaking nearby. What else?
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    Feb 02, 2015 3:45 PM GMT
    Treat yourself to a visit to Boulder. Hike Gregory Canyon.
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    Feb 02, 2015 9:23 PM GMT
    Thank you both for the suggestions.
    Is there still a chance of skiing in Aspen in May?

    Boulder seems pretty close, so I guess I could try that
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    Feb 03, 2015 3:03 AM GMT
    in May may be possible, usually A-Basin is the last to close. They are along i70. Another thingy that fun (may not be able to do it in May) is rent snowmobile that you could take out on trails with out a guide. The rental units dont go very fast.

    there are a few hiking books out there, that outline difficulty in terms of length and elevation climb. How to find the trail head. Not all trails will be usable in May, its still early. The trail opening will be covered in the publication. The tree line will have snow and LOTS of it till July. You might not consider hiking on the snow pack unless you take along some snow shoes. Anyways the snow will cover up the trail markers so possible to get lost.
    -Rent the equipment.
    -Temperature always droops 30F after sunset so you might not want to be out there past dark.
    -Avalanche may still be an issue even in May.
    -Mountain streams and lakes are very cold all year long, no exception.

    There is a gaybro group and they usually hang out on facebook but a search on reddit forums works too is a gay snow boarding forum mainly Denver based. is a good hipster publication, might have some stuff for you

    i dont smoke but legal weed is the new bad here.

    bring a street gps in the language of choice with you for getting around unless its the rental car unit is ok. ATT, Spring and T-Mobile are the major gsm cell carriers here. Sim cards are not for sale here.
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    Feb 03, 2015 4:38 PM GMT
    For the days you will spend in town (Denver) there are some very good places I actually know and like very much whenever I've been there. Here are a few:

    * Cherry Creek (some top restaurants and pubs)
    * Lo-Do (lower downtown - more top restaurants and pubs)
    * Cheeseman Park (for running, cycling, or catching some sun, or maybe getting into a volleyball game, or playing frisbee with a bunch of gay men who live in the area. Cheeseman Park is very gay friendly).

    Check out Andrew Collins' "Denver Gay Guide" online, for all kinds of information / places to go / things to do.

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    Feb 03, 2015 5:11 PM GMT
    you might see if anything is playing at RedRocks; an outdoor amphitheater. It has gotten some national notoriety through the years.

    here is a personal bucket list of restaurants bars. Dont blame be if all of them are not as expected. Rate them your self via or, book reservations via
    Fruition - may be a nice $30/plate dinner
    Plimoth - may be a nice $20/plate neighborhood restaurant
    Axios - Greek
    Duo - American
    The Kitchen - American
    Linger - 'modern' Asian
    LoLa - 'modern' Mexican
    Snooze - breakfast, very busy
    Pete's Kitchen - breakfast lunch lo cost good value on Colfax
    Amato's Ale house
    Uncle - Asian noodles
    Williams and Graham
    Denver Beer Co.
    Great Divide
    The Wrangler - gay bear bar, sunday is packed with all you can drink bear crowd.
    Chipotle or Subway for every day healthy fast food

    Denver is not NYC so given a functional GPS you should get around just fine. There are street map apps that dont use cell phone data, have a contained data base. Apps to have:
    urbanspoon - find a restaurant w/i any initial knowledge
    waze - street conditions
    mapquest - free english street maping

    -reference google maps: the denver gay bro (Cap Hill) is about north of hwy 6, sough of Colfax Ave, east of Lincoln Ave and West of Colorado blvd and includes Cheeseman Park. if you run do it at Cheeseman Park (new meat).

    There are a few nice bed & breakfast establishments to stay in the gaybro. Restaurants are scatter all around Denver and few nice ones are in the cap hill area. The gay bro neighborhood has become expensive and most gays have assimilated all over Denver. Avoid Aurora unless you know what your doing, also east Colfax to some extent. Boulder is a smaller expensive college town with a nice town mall area. Denver has the same but a little rougher; 16th street mall and you can get the sovienier's there

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    Feb 03, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
    My friend said Denver is nicknamed "Menver" I wonder why that is? icon_cool.gificon_cool.gif
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    Feb 04, 2015 5:11 PM GMT
    urbandictionary(Menver) = "Denver has a high male population"

    sad news tho, a search on googles gives this:
    -The male to female ratio is 1.00:1.00
    -The male population is 458,997, and the female population is 456,738.
    -There are 2,259 more males than females in Denver; in percentage terms, there are .49% more males than females.
    -The median male age is 32.85 years, and the median female age is 34.93 years.
  • tj85016

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    Feb 04, 2015 5:21 PM GMT
    get stoned out of your mind and go mountain biking in Telluride icon_smile.gif

    I did it with my brother all the way to Moab, Utah
  • tj85016

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    Feb 05, 2015 9:11 AM GMT

    I don't know and I don't really care, I always went to Colorado to ski or mountain bike, not to get laid or bar hop
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    Feb 06, 2015 3:04 PM GMT
    TomSOCAL said... is this in Denver?
    yes; specifically Cheeseman Park a large quiet city park in the center of the gay bro.

    Denver is a high land desert, normally not that green