14 - Raptor Center
The Raptor Center in Fort Collins is part of the CSU (Colorado State University) Environmental Learning Center and houses several raptors that due to injuries, cannot be released into the wild. They are cared for and are fed their natural prey, even though they can't hunt it down themselves. I've been there for a feeding and while it was very interesting to see, it's not for the squeamish. The ELC, which includes the Raptor Center, covers about 212 acres along the Cache la Poudre River.
26 - Colorado Springs
About 60 miles south of Denver you'll find the fabulous city of Colorado Springs, home of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Air Force Academy, and so much more, including Ruth's Stitchery (primarily a quilt shop but she has tons and fibers and fabrics and charts, and they'll hem your fabby while you wait). Usually just called The Springs by Coloradoans, the city has a population of about 439,900 and covers about 186 square miles. Like much of Colorado, the climate is highly changeable, but is usually mild; it's also one of the most lightning strike areas in the United States, so pay attention to the weather!. July and August are the main months for lightning and thunderstorms; the the first freeze usually occurs in early October and the last freeze in early May. In a 2011 report, the top four employers in the Springs were all military (Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, and the Air Force Academy).
A fun place to relax is the Golden Bee at The Broadmoor Hotel. It's a complete 19th century English pub that was reassembled at The Broadmoor in the 1960's and offers authentic pub fare and English charm, complete with a ragtime piano player and sing-along time, with song books provided. And they throw little sticky bees at you!