Road trip

Samantha driving
Photo: Rob Thomas

The Colorado Tourism Office ( www.colorado.com or 800/265-6723) is a good place to get maps and information on activities and road conditions.

Destinations

Boulder Canyon. Popular climbing area, partly managed by city of Boulder. About 5 miles west of town off State 119; www.osmp.org or 303/441-3440.

The Spot Bouldering Gym. Bouldering classes from $30, half-day outdoor climbing sessions from $40. 3240 Prairie Ave., Boulder; www.thespotgym.com or 303/379-8806.

Rocky Mountain National Park. Five visitor centers have books and maps. Campsites at Glacier Basin and Moraine Park can be reserved (from $20; reservations.nps.gov or 800/365-2267); those at Aspenglen, Longs Peak, and Timber Creek are first come, first served (arrive early on weekends). $20 per vehicle (for seven days). www.nps.gov/romo or 970/586-1206.

 

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