3 days in Boulder & Estes Park Itinerary

3 days in Boulder & Estes Park Itinerary

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3 days in Boulder & Estes Park Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  45​min
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Denver

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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Dairy Arts Center, shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder route planner.

Denver to Boulder is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Boulder are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

#Shopping, #Parks, #Nature
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Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Dairy Arts Center ©
Dairy Arts Center

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then explore the activities along Bear Lake, and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road. On your second day here, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Boulder to Estes Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Tours

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Horseback Riding Tours
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©

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