5 Incredible Day Trips In Colorado That Are An Absolute Must Do

Here are 5 incredible day trips in Colorado that you must do.

Tiny Town & Railroad.

6249 South Turkey Creek Road, Morrison, CO 80465

It’s just a short drive west of Denver into the foothills to spend the day among our kid-sized buildings, riding the train, enjoying the fresh air while the kids frolic on the playground, and then relaxing with your picnic lunch or something from our snack bar while the sound of the breeze in the tall pines washes your stress away. There’s lots to do at Tiny Town, and one of the first things most people do is ride the train!

Georgetown, Colorado.

404 6th Street
Georgetown, CO 80444

Georgetown, Colorado offers a number of attractions from the Georgetown Loop Railroad, Hamill House, Hotel de Paris Museum, and Guanella Pass which is a Scenic and Historic Byway. Georgetown, Colorado is a quaint, quiet town, just of busy Interstate 70 located just an hour west of Denver. Take exit 228 off the highway and take a right into town. Many recreational opportunities exist from mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing in their local lakes, to taking your ATV’s up Argentine Pass to the top of Mt. McClellan Check out our Main Street for some interesting shops and heck! they’re even on the National Historic Landmark.

Lookout Mountain.

Golden, CO 80401

Downtown Denver, 12 miles to the east, can be seen clearly from the mountain. It is known for its natural scenery and has played a major role in area recreation, transportation, water supply and telecommunications. The summit is famous as the gravesite of William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody and has several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its earliest known inhabitants were the Ute tribe of American Indians, who used the mountain as a lookout point upon the surrounding region.

Central City.

Central City, CO

Take a stroll through the casino lined streets of Central City, Colorado where you will find this historic location more or less intact – minus the brothels and gun fights. But you’ll still find a lot of wild gamblers these days. Central City is definitely more in its original state than Black Hawk and is a refreshing change if you want a break from the crowds. If you’re not from the area, Black Hawk borders Central City and the casinos are separated by less than a mile. Don’t forget to visit the Dostal Alley Casino & Brewpub which serves excellent micro-brew beers along with great Italian food downstairs.

Idaho Springs.

Idaho, Springs, Colorado.

Local legend is that the name of the city derived from annual visits to the radium hot springs made by a Native American chief and his tribe who journeyed there each year from Idaho to bathe in the magic healing waters. Also Beau Jo’s pizza is legendary among Colorado outdoor enthusiasts. The original pizza restaurant, located here in Idaho Springs, Colorado has been the apres ski hangout since it opened in 1973.

228 comments
Danielle LeFevre
Danielle LeFevre

Sharron Houchins Robert Houchins we will need to do some of these when I'm in town

Ellisha Doolen
Ellisha Doolen

I've wanted to do this for forever!\U0001f49c\U0001f49a\U0001f49c

Shawn Smith-Murphy
Shawn Smith-Murphy

I love this place! I went to school with the original owners son Lyle.

Norman Allen
Norman Allen

go by it a least2 to 3 time a monthup at mount lindo

Glara Barzanji
Glara Barzanji

I'm from Golden \U0001f60d Lookout Mountain is beautiful. I also really enjoyed Tiny Town. \U0001f600

Serena Neuman
Serena Neuman

Daniel Vargas Flores next on our list babe. Lol

Donna Little
Donna Little

I lived right up the road from there, fun place!!

Maldito Ako
Maldito Ako

I would add Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Myrnamarie Brooks
Myrnamarie Brooks

I so remember Tiny Town . When I was little, my Mother and I would go there. It was just she and I as my Dad had passed away. It was such fun and so special.

Dest Espinosa
Dest Espinosa

Tiny town lol! We have to take the girls Sara never been there yet Demetria Denae Elena Basquez-Espinosa

Whitney Goodwin
Whitney Goodwin

Sonora Jones I haven't read it yet but it might be something worth checking out!

Robin Cassidy
Robin Cassidy

tiny town is an incredible day trip ?! hahahahahhahahaha

Tammy Rusch-Padilla
Tammy Rusch-Padilla

It's just ok, at that. They need to do alot of upkeep. The little kids enjoy it, but far from a great place. The little houses are run down. It could be so much better. Where does the money go for the entrance fee?

Tk Train
Tk Train

I used to live in tiny town from 1960-1963\U0001f601

Lindsey Terry
Lindsey Terry

We love Tiny Town! I've been going there since I was little. I hope it is always around for future kiddos to enjoy.

Jade Thulin
Jade Thulin

Jenny! Tiny town and Idaho Springs! ❤️

Ann Kellermann
Ann Kellermann

Didn't have time to go up in the mountains while we were home, but I could still see them everywhere. Still the prettiest ever.

Cienna Wathier
Cienna Wathier

Elena Rentz Kayla Shea Chavez Andrew Michael Juan Duran When I come home...!

Cienna Wathier
Cienna Wathier

Im gonna take up a lot of your guys' free time lol. Whoops \U0001f605

Elena Rentz
Elena Rentz

I have every weekend free, I'd be bummed if nobody helped me take advantage of that!

Jeri Camarillo
Jeri Camarillo

Rochelle Maier, Patrick Camarillo some summer fun!!

Jay Kleiber
Jay Kleiber

I passed through Tiny Town yesterday. Should check this out.

Laure Baudrier
Laure Baudrier

Gautier Demond tiny town & railroad is definitely a must for Vic ! We have to go !