Silver Creek Journals

Rocky Mountains

A May 2003 trip to Silver Creek by Retiree11

Mountainside at Silver Creek Photo, Silver Creek, Colorado More Photos
Quote: A pleasure trip to see the Rocky Mountains west and northwest of Denver, CO.

Rocky Mountains

Overview

Rocky Mountain National Park Photo, Silver Creek, Colorado
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We did a lot of driving to see the fantastic views in the Rocky Mountains northwest and west of Denver. The Rocky Mountain National Park was outstanding. The "Oh My God Road" was AMAZING and really lived up to its name. The town of Estes Park was really nice.Quick Tips: We were there about mid-May and there was still a LOT of snow in some places. The far north park of the road through the Rocky Mountain National Park was closed at the highest elevation. The weather changed one day from about the mid-50s to snow at about 8pm. We had some good food, but we had some bad meals at what should have been really nice restaurants. Overall, it was an outstanding trip.Best Way To Get Around:...Read More

Mountainside at Silver Creek

Hotel | "The Mountainside at Silvercreek"

Mountainside at Silver Creek Photo, Silver Creek, Colorado
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Best Things Nearby:Rocky Mountains, skiing, golf, and viewing wildlife.Best Things About the Resort:Very close to the Rocky Mountains National Park, hot tub in each unit, and well maintained.Resort Experience:The unit was on one level. It had one bedroom, a full kitchen, a separate room for our private hot tub, two nice size TVs, a VCR, and a fireplace. The one drawback to the resort is that it is quite a way from the expressway, but we enjoyed that. The nearest town was Granby. We were disappointed with all meals we ate in Granby; however, towns not much further had very good places to eat and at reasonable prices. We were there during mid-May and t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 4, 2004

Mountainside at Silver Creek
92 Morning Side Drive
Silver Creek, Colorado
(303) 887-2571

Silver Spur Saloon & Steakhouse

Restaurant | "Silverspur Steakhouse"

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In mid-May, some of the restaurants in Granby were closed for the off-season. Silverspur Steakhouse was the nicest one in town. Inside, it was kind of Western, but more of a real age look. The staff were friendly and kind of laid back. The first time we ate there, I had steak. It was tough and did not have a good taste. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, my wife and I stopped again for a snack. My wife loves onion soup and ordered a small bowl. It was the worst she had ever had. I had a bowl of something they called chili. It seemed to have been reheated many times and was so thick it wouldn't qualify being called a paste. The taste was bad. I forced myself to eat about half of it and h...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 14, 2004

Silver Spur Saloon & Steakhouse
15 E Agate Ave
Granby, Colorado 80446
(970) 887-9556

Red Dolly Casino

Restaurant

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After traveling the "Oh My God" road, we came to Black Hawk. We were hungry and it seemed like a small town, so we stopped at the first place we saw. It was a casino advertising extremely inexpensive steak. It was more of a country type casino than the "bright lights" type. The restaurant was upstair and had a good view of the casino below. I had steak and it was very good quality and taste for the price. My wife had roast beef and enjoyed it. The food was good but not great by any means. Considering the price, I would recommend it. However, as we drove through Black Hawk, to our surprise, we saw quite a few really nice casinos with restaurants offering low-priced steaks. I would reco...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 14, 2004

Red Dolly Casino
530 Gregory
Silver Creek, Colorado 80422
(303) 582-1100

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Deno's was nice, clean and decorated well. It had a good atmosphere--like a nice skier hangout. The waitress was really nice and prompt. They had a nice variety of food on the menu. The taste and quality were really good. The servings were plentiful and cooked as we requested. This was probably our favorite place to eat during our week in Colorado.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2004

Deno's Mountain Bistro
78911 US Highway 40
Winter Park, Colorado 80482
(970) 726-5332

Highway 279 Sights

Attraction | "Driving the"

Highway 279 Sights Photo, Silver Creek, Colorado
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In Idaho Springs, take Hwy 279 north to Central City. This was the most amazing road I had ever traveled. It is probably only 8-10 miles to Central City, but it seemed like 100. Most of the road was narrow, unpaved and became one-lane for quite a distance. The road continued to climb up the mountain. It went around the mountain at the very edge and there was a sheer drop straight down. You could see for miles. It passed quite a few abandoned mining towns. There were almost no other vehicles traveling the road. This is a MUST if you enjoy seeing the beauty of nature.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 14, 2004

Highway 279 Sights
Highway 279
Silver Creek, Colorado