Miles traveled: 243
Driving time: 4 hrs
Georgetown Loop Railroad, Georgetown, CO
Photo by Yelper Lisa G
Fill up on breakfast at the Capitol Hill Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn (Yelpers say the vanilla bean crème brûlée french toast is to die for!) and head off for your day’s adventure. First stop: Georgetown Loop Railroad. The “loop” was created to connect two silver mining towns, Georgetown and Silver Plume, and now runs a one-hour tour aboard a steam train through the mountains with amazing views and knowledgeable tour guides.
Clint’s Bakery and Coffee, Breckenridge, CO
Photo by Yelper ViJay K
You can’t drive I-70 from Denver to Grand Junction without making a pit stop in Breckenridge. Pop into Clint’s Bakery and Coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up to hold you over until dinner. Clint’s offers loads of baked goodies, ice cream, and a full espresso bar. Or, if you’re craving something savory, they also have bagels, wraps, and soup. Grab your food to-go and take some time to wander the charming streets of Breckenridge.
The Pullman, Glenwood Springs, CO
Photo by Yelper Amy M
Pull up a chair at The Pullman for a New American dining experience in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Yelpers rave about the poutine, pierogies, and the pork belly. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the corn float!
Maison la Belle Vie Winery, Palisade, CO
Photo by Yelper Casey R
After a delicious dinner and a some more driving, grab a glass of wine and a spot on the patio at Maison la Belle Vie Winery in Palisade. Take in the beautiful mountain view as you sip and relax before your 20 minute drive into your final destination: Grand Junction.
Los Altos Bed & Breakfast, Grand Junction, CO
Photo by Yelper Andrew W
After five days of driving and over 1500 miles traveled, you’ve finally made it to Grand Junction! Settle into this bed & breakfast which offers gorgeous views of Colorado National Monument and overlooks downtown Grand Junction. Yelpers rave about the friendly owners, Lee and Young-Ja, and their delicious breakfast.