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Follow that gold-miner trail!

An August 2003 trip to Colorado by Composthp

Miners town Photo, Colorado, United States More Photos
Quote: We had only a few days in Colorado and not much of a means in terms of transportation. We managed to spend a day in Boulder and Denver, shop till our heart's content at Flat-irons and take in the Rockies on a personlised tour.

Follow that gold-miner trail!

Overview

Miner's town Photo, Colorado, United States
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We had very limited time while in Colorado. The concierge at the Omni Interlocken Hotel arranged for us a personalised day trip with the Colorado Scenic tours. We spent the day following the lesser known train routes passing through canyons and gorges, visiting abandon gold mines and casino towns. The highlight was when Sid, our guide, persuaded the train master to allow us to sit with the train engineers part of the journey along the Georgetown loop. Quick...Read More

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Restaurant | "The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse"

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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The Dushanbe Teahouse is Boulder's pride and joy. Dushanbe (Tajikistan) is the sister city of Boulder. In celebration of the sister ties, this teahouse was constructed. 40 artisans from Tajikistan lovingly handcrafted the tiles, furniture, ceiling, and panels to recreate the traditional teahouse.

The restaurant offers fusion ethnic cuisine and of course a wide variety of tea. We ordered their specialty ice tea and an appetiser. The food was fresh and certainly unique in taste. Service was impeccable--certainly a dining experience not to be missed.

For more information, go here

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 23, 2004

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
1770 13th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302
(303) 442-4993

Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

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Attraction | "Georgetown loop Railroad"

Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad Photo, Georgetown, Colorado
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The Georgetown Loop railroad dates back to early 19th century where the mountains were mined for its silver ore between Silver Plume and Georgetown. The challenge for engineers then was to lay the rail tracks across some of the steepest canyon walls in Colorado. The main attraction of this loop was the Devil's Gate High Bridge, viewed as an engineering marvel. We managed to catch the last train ride at Georgetown. The train arrived on time with much fanfare, smoke and whistling. It was like stepping back into history. We were pleasantly surprise when Sid managed to negotiate with the engineers to allow us to sit next to them up front. Needless to say, we were the envy of all as we excitedly mad...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 23, 2004

Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad
1111 Rose Street
Georgetown, Colorado 80444
888/456-6777

Boulder Farmer's Market Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder's Farmer Market is the place to be if you want to meet the locals or taste the local produce. From sunflowers to honey, freshly baked bread to organic vegetables, the atmosphere is almost carnival-like as locals flock the stalls to buy or browse. Buskers made the atmosphere livelier. There was even a live band performance as people form lines for the famed Chicago hot dogs, roasted corn, or other local delights.

The market is open every Thursdays to Saturdays, from 8 - 12noon (April to October). It is located along the 13th street, next to Central park. A mere 5 minutes walk from Pearl Street mall.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 23, 2004

Boulder Farmer's Market
1900 13th St.
Boulder, Colorado 80302
(303) 910-2236

Molly Brown House Museum Photo, Denver, Colorado
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The Molly Brown house Museum was one of the homes of Margerat "Molly" Brown, famed heroine and survivor of the Titanic. The home offers a fascinating glimpse of Victorian life in Denver during the heyday of the Browns. The house has been lovingly restored to its origins by the historical society. There are daily tours conducted by an experienced guide with lively commentaries offering a glimpse into the life of a typical day of the Brown's family. Sadly, no photo taking is allowed inside the house.

For more details, go here

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 23, 2004

Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
(303) 832-4092

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Flat Iron is home to approximately 250 shops, restaurants, and services scattered across a 2.6-mile radius. The shops are located at Flat Iron Crossing, Mainstreet at Flat Iron, and the Flat Iron Marketplace. From fashion to household products, cinemas to restaurants, Flat Iron satisfies even the most jaded shoppers. We were in time for the summer sale when goods were priced as low as 70% off the original prices.


There is a free Zip shuttle service that brings shoppers around the three shopping areas. It runs daily from 11am till 7pm at a 15-minute intervals.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 23, 2004

Follow that trail . . .

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Story/Tip

Summerville Photo, Colorado, United States
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Restricted by time and transport, we approached the concierge at the hotel to arrange for a personalised tour to the Rocky Mountains. Sid, an old timer with the tour agency and an avid historian/retired newspaper editor, took us on a tour of the rugged back roads of the Rockies, following the trail of the old railways through narrow gorges and canyons, down the "Oh My God" road, passing through some quaint little Western towns, and concluding our tour with a little ride on the steam rail of the Georgetown loop. Sid, a huge burly Santa Claus, arrived on time at 9am. We drove through the Flat Irons, past the town of Boulder, and finally headed for the mountains. Sid had decided not to head ...Read More
Castle in the air Photo, Colorado, United States
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This was my first trip to the United States of America, my first long haul flight transiting at Taipei, Los Angelos, Chicago, and finally landing in Miami for a few days before flying to Denver. I have heard so much "horror" stories from friends and colleagues of missed or delayed connecting flights, prejudiced service, and difficult immigration officers that I was mentally prepared for the worst. Tips when travelling to the U.S.: 1. Pack as light as possible and avoid checking in your bags, particularly if you are going to make several flight transfers. Space bags are particularly handy. 2. Wear comfortable sneakers or flats that can be easily slipped on or off. You...Read More

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