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Bailey is located approximately 45 minutes southwest of Denver in north central Colorado. It's situated just inside the Lost Creek Wilderness Area along a curve in the South Platte River, and surrounded by the Pike National Forest. William L. Baily first settled the area in 1864, and in 1873 the railroad arrived to tap into the bountiful supply of timber in the Platte Canyon area. Today, an extensive network of old logging roads and connecting trails provides excellent mountain biking opportunities. The five-acre McGraw Memorial Park in Bailey features several historic structures and artifacts, including an 1864 log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse from 1894. The park also offers ten acres of trails and wilderness for exploration. Other attractions include nearby Guanella Pass Scenic and Historic Byway, which is one of premier places in the state to view the spectacular aspen trees in autumn. The pass is maintained all year round and is suitable for cars, bike riding and hiking, but large RVs are not recommended on the mountain byway. There's not much in the tiny downtown of Bailey, but it does offer several local eateries that make a charming place to stop for a quick lunch or dinner. Also, one other interesting bit of trivia - a herd of about 200 bighorn sheep live in the mountains just outside of town, so be on the lookout.

Surrounding areas: Conifer, Colorado (13.3 mi), Evergreen, Colorado (17.8 mi), Morrison, Colorado (22.8 mi), Idaho Springs, Colorado (23.4 mi), Georgetown, Colorado (24.0 mi), Silver Plume, Colorado (24.2 mi), Black Hawk, Colorado (27.1 mi)

Bailey Vacation Rentals

Bailey Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Van Eden Ranch And Retreat3001 Van Eden RdIdaho Springs, CO20.8 mi.(970) 567-2566
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites12683 W Indore PLLittleton, CO21.5 mi.(720) 981-1000
Hampton Inn & Suites Littleton7611 Shaffer PkwyLittleton, CO21.6 mi.(303) 973-2400
Marriott Towneplace Suites - Southwest10902 W Toller DrLittleton, CO21.7 mi.(303) 972-0555
6 And 40 Motel2920 Colorado BlvdIdaho Springs, CO23.3 mi.(970) 567-2691
The Lodge At Idaho Springs1601 Colorado BlvdIdaho Springs, CO23.4 mi.(800) 227-9391
Georgetown Motor InnGeorgetown, CO23.9 mi.(303) 569-3201
Georgetown Super 8 Motel1600 Argentina StGeorgetown, CO24.1 mi.(303) 569-3211
Georgetown Motor Inn1100 Rose StGeorgetown, CO24.2 mi.(303) 569-3201
Hampton Inn Denver West / Golden17150 W Colfax AveGolden, CO26.5 mi.(303) 278-6600
Hampton Inn Denver SW3605 S Wadsworth BlvdDenver, CO26.9 mi.(303) 989-6900
Extended Stay America7393 W Jefferson AveLakewood, CO26.9 mi.(303) 986-8300
Quality Suites7260 W Jefferson AveDenver, CO27.0 mi.(303) 988-8600
Holiday Inn Lakewood7390 W Hampden AveLakewood, CO27.0 mi.(303) 980-9200
Days Inn Lakewood Colorado3440 S Vance StLakewood, CO27.1 mi.(303) 989-5500
Courtyard By Marriott Denver Lakewood7180 W Hampden AveLakewood, CO27.2 mi.(303) 985-9696
La Quinta Inn & Suites7190 W Hampden AveLakewood, CO27.2 mi.(303) 969-9700
Residence Inn (75509)7050 W Hampden AveLakewood, CO27.3 mi.(303) 985-7676
Hilton Garden Inn Denver/Highlands Ranch1050 Plaza DrLittleton, CO27.4 mi.(303) 683-4100
Courtyard By Marriott Denver West/Golden14700 W 6th Ave Frontage RdGolden, CO27.5 mi.(303) 271-0776
Residence Inn Denver West/Golden14600 W 6TH Ave Frontage RdGolden, CO27.5 mi.(303) 271-0909
Table Mountain Inn1310 Washington AveGolden, CO27.6 mi.(303) 277-9898
La Quinta Inn3301 Youngfield Service RdGolden, CO27.7 mi.(303) 279-5565
Marriott Denver West1717 Denver West BlvdGolden, CO27.7 mi.(888) 238-1803
Park At Denver West1910 Denver W DrGolden, CO27.7 mi.(800) 352-5804
Quality Suites Of Evergreen29300 U S Hwy 40Golden, CO27.7 mi.(303) 526-2000
The Golden Hotel800 Eleventh StGolden, CO27.7 mi.(303) 279-0100
Sheraton Denver West Hotel & Conference CNTR360 Union BlvdLakewood, CO27.7 mi.(303) 987-2000
Days Inn Suites Denver West15059 W Colfax AveGolden, CO27.8 mi.(303) 277-0200
Wyndham Hotel Denver Tech Center7675 E Un AveDenver, CO27.9 mi.(303) 770-4200
Homewood Suites By Hilton139 Union BlvdLakewood, CO27.9 mi.(303) 716-5737
Holiday Inn Denver West Village14707 W Colfax AveGolden, CO28.0 mi.(303) 279-7611
Silver Reef12419 W 2ND PLLakewood, CO28.0 mi.(800) 352-5804
The Cambridge Hotel1560 Sheridan BlvdDenver, CO28.1 mi.(303) 831-1252
Ski Tip Ranch Keystone Resort0764 Montezuma RdKeystone, CO28.1 mi.(970) 496-4202
Hampton Inn - Denver West Lakewood137 Union BlvdLakewood, CO28.1 mi.(303) 969-9900
Bluffs At Highlands Ranch600 County Line RdHighlands Ranch, CO28.4 mi.(800) 352-5804
Red Hawk Lodge & Townhomes0020 Hawk CirKeystone, CO28.4 mi.(970) 496-4438
Comfort Suites11909 W 6TH AveGolden, CO28.5 mi.(303) 231-9929
Fairfield Inn11907 W 6TH AveGolden, CO28.5 mi.(303) 231-9939

Bailey Weather & Climate

Central Colorado has a more complex climate than most states in the United States. The valleys are classified as a semi-arid, continental climate, which becomes a mountain or alpine climate at higher elevations. Humid microclimates may also exist in some places. Abundant sunshine and low humidity is typical in all areas. Summers are mild to warm, and thunderstorms can cause a sudden drop in temperature. Winters are cold and snowy, especially in the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains. Solar radiation penetrates the thin atmosphere high in the mountains, which results in very pleasant temperatures during the winter. This is why skiers are often pictured in very light clothing, even though they're surrounded by snow.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 7°F 0.40 in. -
February 41°F 10°F 0.54 in. -
March 46°F 16°F 1.28 in. -
April 52°F 22°F 1.92 in. -
May 61°F 30°F 2.10 in. -
June 73°F 37°F 1.76 in. -
July 77°F 43°F 2.55 in. -
August 75°F 42°F 2.68 in. -
September 68°F 34°F 1.25 in. -
October 58°F 24°F 1.15 in. -
November 45°F 15°F 0.89 in. -
December 37°F 8°F 0.58 in. -

Bailey Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Centennial airport (APA) located about 35 miles east of Bailey in Denver, Colorado, the Jeffco airport (BJC) located approximately 39 miles northeast of Bailey in Denver, Colorado, the Denver International airport (DEN) located roughly 52 miles northeast of Bailey in Denver, Colorado, and finally the City Of Colorado Springs Municipal airport (COS) located around 58 miles southeast of Bailey in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Bailey Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fish 'n Farm at Heritage SquareGoldenCO27.7 mi.
Lakeside Amusement ParkDenverCO34.8 mi.
Six Flags Elitch GardensDenverCO34.8 mi.
Santa's WorkshopCascadeCO44.3 mi.
Mile High Flea MarketHendersonCO45.3 mi.
Water Parks
Hyland Hills Water WorldFederal HeightsCO39.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Evergreen Golf CourseEvergreenCO17.8 mi.
Foothills Golf CourseDenverCO26.1 mi.
Fossil Trace Golf ClubGoldenCO27.4 mi.
Arrowhead Golf ClubLittletonCO28.5 mi.
Deer Creek Golf Club at Meadow RanchLittletonCO28.5 mi.
Lone Tree Golf Club & HotelLittletonCO28.5 mi.
Meadows Golf ClubLittletonCO28.5 mi.
Raccoon Creek Golf CourseLittletonCO28.5 mi.
Highlands Ranch Golf ClubHighlands RanchCO29.1 mi.
Links at Highlands RanchHighlands RanchCO29.1 mi.
Fox Hollow at LakewoodLakewoodCO29.2 mi.
HomesteadLakewoodCO29.2 mi.
Ski Areas
LovelandGeorgetownCO23.9 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO30.6 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO37.0 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO45.0 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO50.6 mi.
VailVailCO50.6 mi.
AspenAspenCO73.4 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO73.4 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO73.4 mi.
TiehackAspenCO73.4 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO89.2 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO99.2 mi.
KeystoneKeystoneCO100.3 mi.
SteamboatSteamboat SpringsCO103.6 mi.
State Parks
Golden Gate Canyon State ParkCO30.9 mi. 
Eldorado Canyon State ParkCO37.3 mi. 
Molly Brown House MuseumDenverCO34.8 mi.(History)
Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenverCO34.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museo De Las AmericasDenverCO34.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Denver Museum of Natural HistoryDenverCO34.8 mi.(Science)
Forney Transportation MuseumDenverCO34.8 mi.(Science)
Denver Art MuseumDenverCO34.8 mi.(Art)
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource CenterWoodland ParkCO36.2 mi.(History)
Aurora History MuseumAuroraCO40.9 mi.(History)
Colorado University Museum of Natural HistoryBoulderCO43.5 mi.(Science)
Monarch Art GalleryVictorCO51.3 mi.(Art)
American Numismatic Association Money MuseumColorado SpringsCO52.8 mi.(Technology)
Tesla Museum and LibraryColorado SpringsCO52.8 mi.(Technology)
SpielArts. Figurative Fine Art & PrintsColorado SpringsCO52.8 mi.(Art)
Colorado Springs MuseumColorado SpringsCO52.8 mi.(History)
Edward J. Peterson Air and Space MuseumColorado SpringsCO52.8 mi.(History)
Longmont Museum & Cultural CenterLongmontCO56.2 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Denver Zoological GardensDenverCO34.8 mi.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO52.8 mi.
Pueblo ZooPuebloCO92.2 mi.

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