So my family and I are planning on going to Colorado this summer for vacation. We have the plane tickets already and are flying into Denver. We were looking at going to Breckenridge but were worried about the altitude. I did quite a bit of research on altitude sickness and it doesn't sound very fun. My family and I are not in the most fit and were worried about hiking up near the peak but more worried about sleeping at such a high altitude. (We currently live at sea level)
Would it be bad to possibly stay in a hotel in Steamboat about an hour away (Elevation: about 7,000 feet) and then go into Breckenridge during the day? Would this quick 2,000 foot elevation change be even worse?
I am also open for suggestions about other places around Denver to go. We want to go hiking, fishing, and horseback riding for sure and would also like to go on an alpine slide.
Thank you in advance!