Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a former chemical-weapons plant that the EPA cleaned up. It's now home to over 300 animal species, amazing views, and a visitor center with interactive, educational exhibits and artifacts. This family-friendly excursion is free!

Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Travel the highest contiguous highway in the USA: Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Stretching from Estes Park to Grand Lake, its 48 miles encompass forests and alpine tundra, with sweeping vistas on a breathtaking drive.

Historic Georgetown Loop Railroad Steam Train in Silver Plume, Colorado

The Georgetown Loop Railroad that departs from either Devil's Gate Station or Silver Plume Depot is a fun tourist attraction for the whole family. It traces a restored mining route, can include a mine tour and panning for gold or silver, and uses historic, restored steam locomotives. At a moderate price, it's a good daytrip from Denver, Colorado, into the Rockies.