For those of you who get a chance to visit the Denver area, there is one place that is a must! When experiencing colorful Colorado, Coney Island. Located in Bailey, which is about 30-40 miles from the foothills of Denver Colorado.
It seems that a tradition has developed over time. As each person experiences this all-American diner. The best hot dogs, burgers, shakes, you name it! It’s all yours, with the minor expense of your time and travel to get there. Let me tell you though, it is worth every waking minute that it takes to get you there.
Back in boy scouting days, it was always a tradition to go there every time after a long week of hiking and camping in the mountains. The location is perfect. After eating bland oatmeal every morning, cliff bars during the day and who knows what at night. Coney Island never seemed so good.
Pressing forward, with one foot in front of the other as we advanced 15-20 miles a day for a week straight. Starting out early Monday morning and ending Saturday afternoon, finally the time has come. As we travel towards civilization, you must never pass up this opportunity to eat at Coney Island.
Coney Island first opened in the early 60’s in Denver and since then has moved to 3 or 4 different locations relatively close to Denver. Coney Island has been so popular that it’s been featured on television.
Even though a fraction of the media has brought it to light, it is still one of those hidden gems found only by word of mouth, or simply by dropping in or passing by through the rocky mountains of Colorado.