by Terri Cook Thursday, April 21, 2016
“Denver International Airport is the best arrival point for exploring Denver and the surrounding area. A car is necessary to see many of the attractions described here. If you fly in, you can rent a vehicle at the airport or take the new light rail into town and rent a car as needed. Although all of these sites are open year-round, snow sometimes obscures the tracks during winter and early spring, and trails can be muddy. May through October is an ideal time to visit the region
Golden, one of Denver’s western suburbs, makes an excellent base for exploration. From there, you’ll have easy access to most of the dinosaur sites, as well as recreational activities such as biking, hiking, rafting and golf. Nearby areas offer many other interesting attractions, including the Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, many microbreweries, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and South Table Mountain, the first place in North America where the end-Cretaceous boundary was identified, as well as a good selection of restaurants and accommodations.
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