One of my favorite states to vacation in is Colorado! This time my mom and I took a much-needed vacation to see our extended family in Grand Junction. We couldn’t think of a better way to go than to fly to Denver for our mother-daughter Colorado road trip.
Being from Texas, Colorado and New Mexico always seemed like the perfect places to go on vacation. On this trip, we fly to Denver, got a car and ventured out along Hwy 77 from Airport all the way to Grand Junction, CO. Driving on unknown roads, we were as happy as could be!! This is our mother-daughter vacation in a nutshell. Not to mention, a very blessed Mother’s Day for the both of us.
Mother-Daughter Colorado Road Trip
First off, flights to Denver at this time of year were cheap…very cheap. So, we decided to fly and get a vehicle for the road trip to Grand Junction. I was able to score a car in exchange for writing about it. But first, we had to check out some adventures! After landing and getting the car, we headed west on to the town of Idaho Springs where we had lunch with cousins at Beau Jo’s Pizza. I have to say that was the BEST pizza I ever had. Since it was getting late, we decided to stay the night in Glenwood Springs.
Before heading to Grand Junction the next day, our adventures begin here!
Glenwood Caverns – Mountaintop Adventure Park – Glenwood Springs, CO
The tram ride was fun, a little stuffy, but when we got up to the mountain we saw such beautiful scenery, scenes we would never see in Texas, so it was cool. We toured both caves.learned a lot about the area and how the caves were found. Our hotel gave us a coupon for the tram, so check with your hotel before heading here.
Glenwood Caverns Highlights
- Take the tram to where the adventure begins
- Cave Tours
- King’s Row
- Historic Fairy Cave
- Thrill rides includes the Cliffhanger roller coaster, zip ride, canyon flyer and more
- gift shop
- 4D Motion Theater
- Laser Tag
and so much more. Check it out here – glenwoodcaverns.com
Our Mother-Daughter Colorado road trip just got better when we arrived at Iron Mountain Hot Springs. I only wished we had enough time to enjoy it. We didn’t realize how much Glenwood Springs had to offer, so we stayed there a while. Not much planning went into this part of the trip as our primary focus was getting to Grand Junction to visit the family that we haven’t seen in years.
Iron Mountain Hot Springs – Glenwood Springs, CO
Iron Mountain Hot Springs Highlights
- 16 pools for adults; one huge pool for family
- 14 different minerals found in the water – the five most abundant are iron, sulfate, chloride, sodium, and calcium.
- huge bathhouse
- Sand Bar
- cafe with covered patio and indoor fireplace
- gift store
A Texas girl in Colorado with California license plates a 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander up and down the mountains between the Denver airport to Grand Junction, CO. – a vehicle loan I was able to get for our road trip. You can see my full write-up here >>>2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL S-AWC.
Next up is our time in Grand Junction, CO with family going antiquing, visiting small towns, our visit to Two Rivers Winery and Chateau, and my trip to Aspen.
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