Wellllll……. I’ve had this post done for over a week and I’m just now getting to posting it! I actually was waiting to gather some pictures to post but I didn’t take very many this trip for reason and it’s making me so sad! We’re currently on our way to California in the motorhome with my sis and her family behind us in their motorhome, we are SO excited to get some beach time and feel the sand in between our toes! The older three kids stayed behind with their other parents so its just Matt, Hudson and I! It’s so weird not having them.
Anywayyyy, I attempted to write a post last year about our trip to Colorado and of course I never finished it because I can never finish anything ever in my life! But I’m determined to get it done this time! Soooooo….. here we go, and brace yourself, this will be a long one.
We started our trip off in Durango (usually we start in Moab) and if you know us you know we LOVE Durango! We’ve been multiple times so the last couple summers we haven’t spent as much time in Durango since we feel we have done allll the things there, but this time when we were there we all wished we had planned to stay a little longer (we were only there one night). The next day we drove up to Breckenridge and when we got into town it was FREEZING and rainy and snowy and I was NOT excited about it! Any way, this trip was pretty low key and consisted of some hot yoga sessions (Summit Hot Yoga) and lots of bike rides. There’s a bike path right across the highway form where we stay so we like to hop on there and ride into town. Tiger Run RV Resort is located right in between the town of Frisco and Breckenridge and the bike path goes either direction, it’s so fun to be able to ride into town (either one) and grab lunch. It also doesn’t get dark there until after 9 pm so riding to grab dinner is nice too.
The weather warmed up significantly throughout the first week and even though the highest temp was around 74-76 degrees, it felt SO hot! The sun up there is so intense and we all got so much sun (and a few sunburns, oops!). When we travel in the RV we don’t typically spend much time in the RV or around the park but this year (and last) we spent much more time hanging around, which was really nice and relaxing but I also like to get up and explore, so it’s been somewhat of a new experience for me to sit still 😉 Also, the day we finally were planning on checking out some other towns, our car broke down! So we rented an old Kia Sportage (that was the ONLY rental car available with in a 75 mile radius!) and had that for a few days until we were able to get a Suburban, praise the lord! We all couldn’t fit in the Kia haha!
When we finally got to go explore we drove (a whole 8 miles) to Keystone and walked around the ski village and then we ended up on this really beautiful pass and came across the Continental Divide! It was SO cool! There was also still so much snow up in the mountains there, it was crazy. Someone told us it had just stopped snowing a week before we got there!
Most of our trips revolve around bike rides (it’s a great way to explore) and FOOD! We love eating out and trying new dessert places. Some of our favorite places we visited in Colorado are:
Grassburger – In Durango. We ear here every time we visit Durango. Its a small little place off the beaten path and their burgers and fries are soooooo delicious! They have gluten free buns and sweet potato fries and the yummiest natural soda!
Honeyville – In Durango. This place is so neat, they have a cool bee hive inside the shop and they make and sell the coolest honeys and jams and everything you can think of that has to do with honey. We bought all of our family little tasty treats while we were there.
Steamworks – In Durango. This place is so cool and it has fun vibes for the kids and great food options!
Cream Bean Berry – A friend of mine mentioned this place to us and we had to try it! It’s a small local place and they make all there own ice cream in house. They have the neatest flavors and the best blue corn gluten free cones! SOOOO GOOD
Crepes a La Cart– In Breck. They have every kind of crepe you can imagine from sweet to savory, you can build your own and they have gluten free batter (which I think tastes better than the regular one)
Canteen– In Breck, great “American” food options
Blue Stag Saloon – In Breck, great burgers and amazing truffle fries!
Blue River Bistro– In Breck. It’s a little more pricier but amazing food and atmosphere, we came here on date night with some friends. Matt and I shared a salad and streak and it was amazing
Northside Pizza– In Breck. This place is a little more “divey” and super small but their pizza is soooo freaking good! Matt, Hudson, EllaBleu and I all shared a large AND a small pizza…. and we ate it allllllll
The Crown– In Breck. We went here multiple times for our midday coffee and snacks. They have yummy local ice cream and delicious oat milk lattes. They also have sandwiches and cocktails!
Erics – in Breck. This place is so fun, we went here with some friends last year and their two kids. It’s downstairs (kinda underground) and has a ton of arcade games so of course it was huge hit for all the kids, and it had great food and service too!
Higgles Ice Cream– in Breck. This is by far our favorite ice cream place in town! They make all of their own ice cream in house and their flavors like strawberry pop tart, cereal milk, and fluffernutter are so fun and SO GOOD!
Sauce on the Blue– in Silverthorne, a few miles down the highway, and they have the most DELICIOUS Italian food and gluten free options, it was sooooooo good
Red buffalo Coffee – in Silverthorne. This coffee shop is located in the same plaza as Sauce on the Blue and we ended up going to both in same day haha! They have really good signature lattes and flavors, and it definitrly has a local vibe
Peppinos– in Frisco. The boys went here one day and they kept talking about it and how good it was so we had to try it! It’s a really small place but with the most amazing pizza and subs. They also have gluten free crust and it was really good
Alpen Rose Rv Park- Durango. This is our go to place in Durango, it’s right outside of town toward Silverton and it has a pond where the kids can fish, they always catch something so they LOVE it! The train to Silverton also goes by across the street and its fun to watch, Hudson loves the train. From Durango it’s easy to visit Silverton, Ouray, Telluride and Pagosa Springs, all I highly recommend visiting! Honeyville is right up the road along with a few lakes, a beautiful farm with lots of homemade cheese and ice cream, and Purgatory Ski resort that turns into so much summer fun!
Tiger Run Rv Resort- Breckenridge. Our favorite of favorites!
Glenwood Canyon Resort- Glenwood Springs. We’ve been here a few times and LOVE it! They have zip lining and water rafting right at the rv park along with a small restaurant and a bike path that goes into town one way and the other way rides along the river in the most beautiful canyon. If you visit Glenwood Springs you have to visit the hot springs (Iron Mountain Hot Springs). Aspen is also a short drive and has to be my favorite town so far. Its quaint and so so so beautiful. We rode our bikes for miles along the river with the most beautiful aspen trees, I wish I could put into words the beauty of this place.
Purgatory– Durango. This ski resort turns into a super fun, activity packed place! Form mountain slides to ziplines to downhill mountain biking, you’re family will have blast here!
Conundrum Escape Room- Durango. This was the first time we did an escape room (2 years ago) and it was SO FUN but SO hard! Next time well pick an easier room 😉
Mountain Time Escape Room– Breck. We finally talked Austin into doing one with us (Me, Austin, Ella and Grayson) and it was SO fun! We actually were able to escape this time, haha!
Summit Hot Yoga- Frisco. We love this little hot yoga studio! We bought a 5 class pass and it was a great way to unwind during out trip.
Breckenridge Ski Resort- Breck. Just like Purgatory, they turn this ski mountain into summer activities for the whole family. You can take the free gondola up to the mountain and have lunch and walk around too!
As you can see we love food! We actually only eat out once a day if that. It costs at least $80-$100 every time our family of 6 eats out so we make multiple trips to the grocery store during our vacations.
Also, if you’re visiting Breckenridge or any surrounding town, there’s a gorgeous bike trail that goes from Vail to Frisco (and then to Breckenridge) and its mostly down hill! Matt and I have wanted to do it but still haven’t gotten to it. We will do it next year for sure if we end up coming back. If you’re traveling in an RV, Tiger Run Rv Resort is the only RV park around (other than the campgrounds around Lake Dillon which look so awesome too, but they don’t have full hookups) and its amazing. They have a ton of rv spots along with little cabins they rent out too. There’s a club house with some arcade games, an indoor pool with two jacuzzies, showers and a work out room. They also have tennis/pickle ball courts and a little park area. There’s a beautiful river that runs right through the park and a large pond you can fish in and I think you can even paddle board in it. It really is such an amazing place to stay! We went to Lake Dillon one day with kayaks and paddle boards but you can’t swim in there so we didn’t stay too long.
In Durango we usually stay at Alpen Rose RV park. It’s right off the highway toward Silverton and Ouray. It’s small and quaint and the kids love it. There are multiple lakes in the area and we love taking the kayaks and paddle boards to the lake and the kids have a blast in the water. We love Durango so much and it’s not terribly far from where we live so Matt and I are actually looking into purchasing some property there and putting some hookups for our RV in while we potentially build a small cabin, we would love to have a second home there.
I know this is probably so much information but if you have any questions about visiting Colorado or if you have some suggestions on some must see/visit places, please comment below or shoot me an email to email@example.com!