My bf & I are planning a trip from central NJ to Denver CO. We have 8 days total; sunday to sunday. We would like to hike/campout places along the way maybe the first 3-4 days then spend the last 3-4days in down town Colorado & hiking nearby spots/ exploring swimming holes. Looking for recommendations, tips, any advice & even driving routes (this is our first official 'road trip'). Other places of interest include water parks, botanical gardens, any thing worth seeing or experiencing really. Thanks in advance !