4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Denver
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Durango
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Denver

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally stop by Belmar.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver vacation planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Belmar
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Belmar ©
Belmar

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Estes Park

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.
On the 9th (Sat), stop by Earthwood Artisans, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery, and finally look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park road trip website .

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Estes Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Shopping
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Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Earthwood Artisans ©
Earthwood Artisans

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip builder app .

Getting from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Estes Park in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

#Spas, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, look for gifts at Honeyville, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Durango holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Durango takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Durango hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Honeyville ©
Honeyville
River Rafting & Tubing

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