7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Little Rock
Fly:  5​h
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  2​h
Buena Vista
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Little Rock

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker site .

Little Rock to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Denver. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Little Rock in July; daily highs in Denver reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
days
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, and then stroll through Emerald Lake Trail. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Glacier Creek Stables and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook
Glacier Creek Stables ©
Glacier Creek Stables

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs driving holiday planner .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
day
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip planner .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canon City, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

#Tours, #Adventure, #Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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hours
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Fri), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Buena Vista trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Canon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Buena Vista is a bit cooler than Canon City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

1
day
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

#Nature, #Parks
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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