Are you ready to Party?  Denver Colorado has many beautiful places to see but they also have places to relax and have a few brews-keys.  Are you looking for a night out on the town or maybe nice bar to relax at?

Hops and Pie

This was the first bar I was introduced too.  If you are looking for a place that serves great draft beer along with amazing pizza this is by far the best spot in Denver Colorado.  I’m Italian so maybe I have a bias opinion but I think there pizza is hands down one of the best.  It is all home made from the crust to the sauces.  Not only there pizza is great but there beer selection is magnificent.  They have discovered I believe over 20 beers.  I’m not much of a beer drinker but I tasted the “Mighty Mouse” and I thought it was a smooth beer.  Pizza and beer are the best together.  If you are looking for both Hops and Pie are the place.

William and Gram

If you want some crazy mix cocktails this would be your kind of pub.  Whether you want a Jack and Coke or appreciate fine whiskeys there are many options to choose from.  They have so many cocktails I don’t even know where to start.  They do have food there but I would suggest you go there just to look at there cocktail menu.  I tried some cocktail that was fruity.  I thought it was a girls drink.  By all means by the end of the drink it was enough for me.  Go to William and Gram if your willing to check out new cocktails.

Peaks Lounge

This view is breath taking.  This is a cool view to watch the sun rise. This is probably one if the best views in Denver to wake up too.  This would be perfect to wake up to with a flavorful breakfast and a cup of coffee.  It could also be ideal for an appetizer and a glass of wine.  Peaks and Lounge has many different bottles of wines and beverages to choose from.  Come to Peaks Lounge if you want a beautiful view.

The Irish Snug 

Last but not least.  The Irish Snug serves food and drinks.  They have great Jazz and Swing Music.  Great food.  This is a great place to hang out with friends and family.  If you are looking for more of a mellow crowd and want to hang with a few friends this is your place.

 

There are many bars to check out in Colorado.  Depending on what you are looking for; these are a few bars that I would recommend.  From pizza, cocktails, or a moderate bar you have many option.  Denver night life can be very crowded.  Please don’t drink or drive!  Law enforcement watches closely especially down town.  Take an Uber, limo, cab, bus, or have a friend pick you up.  It is not worth someones safety.  Enjoy your time in Colorado and let it be an awesome experience.  Contact me for more info on bars or any other places to eat.

 

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The title describes it all.  The Great Sand Dunes is filled with sand to say the least.  This park has the tallest sand dunes that covers about 20 miles.  The Sand Dunes have been there for more then 440,000 years some scientist have predicted.  Sand particles pick up from the lake are what partially makes the sand dunes.

These sand dunes get very windy and hot.  Hikers will tell you that it is so windy that you will get sand thrown at you constantly.  I had a friend who does roofing in the windy city of Chicago.  He said “the Dunes were at least 5 times as windy then being on top of a tower building a roof.”  You can only imagine how windy it gets.  Reaching temperatures of 95 degrees in July and August are fairly common.  In the winter the temperatures can reach into the negative’s.  You will see a big change in temperature in the dunes.

Wildlife in the Sand Dunes  is a awesome part of going to visit.  Sheep, Bears, Mountain Lions, Badgers, Beavers, and Bison are common to see.  Along with mammals and spectacular tress there are fish and over 200 species of birds.

Just like most places in Colorado there are places to camp.  There are places to swim which is only seasonal.  April through June are the time that people can swim.   You can also hike in different places including the following: Montville Trail, Mosca Pass Trial,  and Wellington Ditch Trial.

Among on these things there is so much back country that can be explored.  My wife and I went up there for this part. Sand Ramp, Medano Lake, Music Pass, and Liberty Gate are some of the great trails you can hike on.  When you get far in back country it will start getting “real.”  There is know one around and you are just by yourself.  I think for my wife and I we realized that it was a good way to escape everything and be present in the moment.

Tips to take with you.  If you are planning to hike make sure you drink plenty of water.  Make sure you are accumulated to the climate change.  Make sure you tell someone where you are planning on to travel encase something were to happen.  Double Check the weather before going.  Stay Safe and be prepared.  Check out my other articles.