Originally Posted by Robin G
Personally it doesn't sound like Altitude sickness.. Altitude sickness goes away once you leave altitude. But I am sure the long drive thru CO didn't help your issue. Sorry you didn't get to enjoy our beautiful state!
And of course altitude effects different folks in different ways. I've gone to Colorado on average, once a year since I was a teenager. When I was young, we used to just drive ( or ride ) all night to get there, and then have fun for a few days and come back. Those days, I never suffered at all from the altitude. As I have got older though, I usually require about 12 hours or so to 'adjust' to it. I get out there, and will have just a low level headache for a while, then I'm fine once acclimated. Relaxing and not getting crazy/strenuous for the first day is a good plan !
My gosh....all this talk about Colorado is getting me amped up to head that way again soon ! What a gorgeous place. I'm planning on swinging thru there in late September on the way to "balloon fiesta" in NM.