Taylor park trail recommendations
We're planning a family trip to the Taylor park CO area the end of June/early July of this year and I'm trying to put together a list of trails to hit while we're there. We have 7 or 8 days there (already got a cabin reserved at the Taylor Park trading post), but from everything I keep hearing, that wouldn't be enough to scratch the surface of what Colorado has to offer, which sounds great until you realize how overwhelming it is to plan with so many options available. I'm looking for kind of a "best of" sort of thing since this is most likely a once in a lifetime trip for us. If there are any must see/ride items or even warnings/advice I would love to hear it. Ideally I'd like to hit everything from ghost towns to abandoned mines, crawl some rocks, see some wildlife, ride up as high on the mountains as we can manage, and even hit an inhabited town or two for a lunch or dinner with local food if we can work it in somehow. The wife gets pretty nervous riding after dark even when we're around home, so it's day trips only, but hopefully that won't limit us too much. We live and ride in East Tennessee most of the time, but have also been to North Carolina, Kentucky, and northern Michigan multiple times each, and I was wheeling on quads for a couple decades before we ever got a sxs, so I feel like we're pretty well rounded as far as our ability to handle terrain. That being said though, I've only ever been to CO once and did a little hiking on foot outside of denver, so I'm not really sure what to expect from the ORV trails there. If this has been covered well somewhere else please let me know too, but otherwise fire away and thanks!