10 days in Colorado & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

10 days in Colorado & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
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Durango
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs — 2 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Cañon City) and Denver (Molly Brown House Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker website.

Albuquerque to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, things will get little chillier in Colorado Springs: highs are around 68°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Buena Vista.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in May; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 62°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Glenwood Springs — 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Wed), hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in May, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.
Spas · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Grand Teton National Park — 4 nights

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Teton National Park: Yellowstone National Park (S Rim Trail, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, &more). Spend the 28th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blacktail Ponds Overlook, and trek along Jenny Lake Trail.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park attractions tool.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Durango.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Durango — 1 night

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 30th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Durango day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Durango takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.