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Are you moving to Denver to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery? Colorado's natural beauty is one of the top reasons that people love living in Denver. If you need some fun ideas for escaping the daily grind of city life, check out this fun Denver Colorado day trip.

Turkey Creek Canyon Fun

If you drive west out of Denver on Hampden Avenue (US Route 285), you slowly see the city melt away and the rolling foothills come into view. After you pass the Morrison Road exit, your drive will take you into Turkey Creek Canyon and just minutes from these day trip activities.

  • Mt. Falcon Open Space Park: Turn up Parmalee Gulch road for Indian Hills and follow signs for Mt. Falcon Open Space Park (west entrance). Jefferson County is loaded with Open Space parks that allow for hiking, horseback riding and trail biking. At Mt. Falcon Park, you will enjoy scenic vistas of Denver and the plains. You can follow a short hiking trail and explore the Walker Castle ruins, a magnificent home of John Brisbane Walker that burn down in 1918.
  • Tiny Town Railroad: Head a little further west on US Route 285 and you will see signs for Tiny Town. This off the beaten path treasure has been around for nearly 100 years, entertaining kids and parents alike. There are more than 90 tiny structures, including replicas of many Colorado historic places. There is a train that kids can ride through the park, as well as a playground to explore.
  • Coney Island Hot Dog Stand: If you have worked up an appetite and want to enjoy more of scenic Colorado, keep driving west on US Route 285 past Bailey, Colorado and you will find the Coney Island Hot Dog Stand. The restaurant is shaped like a big hot dog and seems a bit out of place along the banks of Platte river. Yet, this restaurant has been a Colorado institution for years. It was relocated from its original location in Aspen Park, Colorado in 2007.
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From the majestic to the quirky, Denver day trip options are plentiful. If you are looking for more fun ideas or have questions about Colorado real estate, please contact us today!

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