I am in the planning stage of going to Colorado for a week at the the end of July or sometime in August. Went there 30 years ago to ski in Vail but now I want to see it in the summer. I will be renting a car (presume the only place to fly in is Denver) and want to see as much as possible as far as the mountains and any wildflowers that may be blooming then. I don't mind at all doing some hiking, not up in the mountains but more flat areas or easier terrain. Would like to do some shopping while there just to see what the areas have to offer. Don't want to spend a lot on hotels, like Holiday inn Express, Hampton Inn, those type of hotels since I will be using them just for sleeping and eating breakfast. How is the weather there that time of year? I am very active and once I go to a new area try to see as much as possible while there. Thank you ahead of time for any input.
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