Colorado Journals

Traveling out West from Denver to Salt Lake Days 1+2

A travel journal to Colorado by lashr1999

Bump and Grind Photo, Denver, Colorado More Photos
Quote: Including some of our highlights of our bus tour out west to Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana and South Dakota. We had a great time:)
Quote:
Charlie Collett
1-303-520-7408
Cab#024 Driver 756
Pretty good and knowledgeable driver. He gives you a mini tour while driving. For repeat customers, he gives you a discount if your ride is over $25. That is good if you ride into town from the airport with him and then catch a return trip to the airport with him. Shuttle service into town from the airport does not make sense if you have 3 people, so this is a good alternative.

Tamayo

Restaurant

Tamayo Photo, Denver, Colorado
Quote:
This restaurant serves interpretations of Mexican foods based on recipes from Richard Sandoval who owns Maya restaurant in New York City. The place has amber wall and different Mexican artwork such as Mayan masks around. There is a bar area towards the side downstairs if you want to sit and drink and listen to the entertainment or wait here for a table. There is an outside area upstairs which we were not able to get to. When we were there we caught the tail end of a song by a Mexican band. You might want to call ahead to see when the entertainment plays. The food is nicely presented. Guacamole is served in volcanic rock bowls. The food is tasty and if you request spicy expect it to be so. O...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 2, 2009

Tamayo
1400 Larimer St
Denver, Colorado 80202
+1 720 946 1433

Hotel VQ

Hotel

Hotel VQ Photo, Denver, Colorado
Quote:
The Staff were very helpful and friendly. The proximity to Invesco field right across the street is a top reason for staying here. In addition, Elitch Gardens Amusement Park, Coors Field, the Pepsi Center, and the Downtown Aquarium are all close to the hotel. They offer a shuttle to downtown Denver which we used. One negative for someone else staying was that their heat was not working but they were given a heater in room. The 14th floor Skybox Grill and Sports Bar gives a nice view of the Denver skyline and Rocky Mountains. It is a nice place to relax and have a drink. Rooms have in room wi-fi and there is an outdoor heated pool.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 2, 2009

Hotel VQ
1975 Mile High Stadium Circle
Denver, Colorado 80402
1-800-388-5381

Coors Brewery

Attraction | "Coors Brewery Tour"

Coors Brewery Photo, Golden, Colorado
Quote:
Over a quarter million people visit this free tour each year. There are no reservations for the tour however if there are over a certain number of people the tour manager needs to call ahead to avoid problems. There were a few grumbles when our group showed up unannounced but we were let in.While inside you are given headsets which give you an audio tour by punching various numbers you see on the displays. I was actually skipping some numbers and forging ahead to get to the beer. During the tour you can pose with beer signs which Coors makes. We learn that Coors was the first company to use aluminum cans. Prior to this steel was used which gave the beer an aftertaste. Coors is als...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 2, 2009

Coors Brewery
12th St & Ford St
Boulder, Colorado
(866) 812-2337

Red Rocks Amphitheater Photo, Denver, Colorado
Quote:
Red Rocks is an open air Amphitheatre located 15 miles west of Denver near Morrison. John Brisben Walker in the early 1900’s had the idea of having performances here on a temporary stage. In 1927, the Manager of Denver Parks (George Cranmer) convinced the city of Denver to buy the area from Walker. His plans for the amphitheater on this area took over 12 years to complete. In 1947, an Easter service was held here. Since then numerous well known performers played here. There is a museum area where you can go which tells a more in depth history of the area. In addition, you can see the names of various performers who have played here. Some of the names who have performed here are Fleetwood...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 2, 2009

Red Rocks Amphitheater
12700 West Alameda Parkway
Denver, Colorado

Colorado State Capitol Building

Attraction | "State Capital Building Denver"

Colorado State Capitol Building Photo, Denver, Colorado
Quote:
The capital building itself was built in the 1890’s with Colorado white granite. Large pillars at each entrance support a large ceramic styled domed roof which is plated in 24 karat gold. The gold in the roof commemorates Colorado’s gold rush days, and the miner and pioneers who helped build the state. The gold rush here began in 1859 when John Gregory discovered gold. People came here in search of fortune and within 2 months the population grew to 10000.We were not able to go inside. However our cab driver had told us there is a plaque on one of the staircases that reads one mile high. That is how Denver got its nickname of The Mile High State.When walking the grounds you can view se...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 1, 2009

Colorado State Capitol Building
200 East Colfax
Denver, Colorado 80203
+1 303 866 2604

Church

Attraction | "The Church"

Church Photo, Denver, Colorado
Quote:
When researching Denver, I wanted to find a unique club to go to. The Church nightclub seemed to fit the bill since it is a club inside a decommissioned church. I know there was a similar one in New York but I never got to go.Inside the church there is gothic architecture and stained glass windows combined with several bars, three dance areas, a couple of lounges and even a sushi bar. We sat in the Vip area for a few minutes snapped a few pictures and walked off. There is a coolness factor in ordering a drink and dancing the night away in a former church. The drinks themselves vary the bartender made mine well however, my friend said hers were watered downThe club attract...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 31, 2009

Church
1160 Lincoln St
Denver, Colorado 80203
(303) 832-3528

Tavern Uptown

Restaurant | "The Tavern"

Tavern Uptown Photo, Denver, Colorado
Quote:
We have to thank our hotel staff for the recommendation of this place. The tavern Uptown is located on Denver’s uptown on the Hill. Many of the structures here were done in the Queen Anne style during Denver’s boom period from 1880-1893. Inside the tavern is housed in an historic century-old building.The tavern has a bar area and many large screen plasma tv’s with different sporting events playing. There is a stone fireplace area with a leather couch that gives that area a living room feel. In the back there is a smoking area that was very smoky. The place is packed. We were almost going to sit here but were saved when my friend spied empty seats in the non smoking areas. There ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 31, 2009

Tavern Uptown
538 East 17th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80203
(303) 830-9210

Bump and Grind

Restaurant | "Bump and Grind Cafe"

Bump and Grind Photo, Denver, Colorado
Quote:
I decided to go here based on a friends recommendation for unique things in the city to check out. I told my sister and friend to get prepared for a crazy time The main attraction of the place is the male waiters who are dressed in drag who serve you. . Unfortunately we got there at 9PM, so the entertainment we came for was not there. We did get to see a picture of the waiter which would have been cool if we did get to see him. The décor of the place was crazy. There were decapitated barbies, magnetic plastic letters and toys were around the place. I tried the carrot cake while there and my sister and my friend enjoyed their hot chocolate. It is a good place to go but call their number to see i...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 31, 2009

Bump and Grind
439 East 17th Ave
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 861-4841

The Burnsley All-Suite Hotel

Hotel | "The Burnsley All Suite Hotel"

The Burnsley All-Suite Hotel Photo, Denver, Colorado
Quote:
The Burnsley is a 17-story landmark hotel in downtown Denver. The hotel enjoys rich history it was originally constructed as an apartment house in 1963. It gained popularity when it was made into a hotel and jazz club. Ella Fitzgerald and actor Kirk Douglas were part of a group that invested in the hotel. The European décor comes from its remodeling in 1983. Since 2005 there have been renovations. The rooms offer private balcony that you can step onto. There is a separate living, bedroom, dining, and kitchen. The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, plates and utensils. There is free in room wi-fi which I took advantage ofThe hotel is a few blocks southeast of the capital. The C...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2009

The Burnsley All-Suite Hotel
1000 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
1-303-830-1000