10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Yampa
— 1 day
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Vail
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— Few hours
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— Few hours
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— Few hours
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Telluride
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Durango
— Few hours
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
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Canon City
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— Few hours
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Boulder
— 1 night
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Denver

Mile-High City

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 6th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Shadow Mountain Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denver day trip planner.

Miami to Denver is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in August, you will find days in Denver are little chillier (85°F), and nights are much colder (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Estes Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Estes Park are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and finally partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key.

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Getting from Estes Park to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Estes Park in August; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 79°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Yampa.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Museums

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Yampa

Yampa is a Statutory Town in Routt County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): trek along Devil's Causeway Hike.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Yampa vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Yampa in an hour. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, expect nights in Yampa to be somewhat warmer, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vail.

Things to do in Yampa

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Vail

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trot along with Sage Outdoor Adventures, then take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, and then hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at Zip Adventures of Vail.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vail travel route app.

Traveling by car from Yampa to Vail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Yampa in August; daily highs in Vail reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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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 11th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip maker.

You can drive from Vail to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Glenwood Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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.
To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen online road trip planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Aspen by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 12th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends and then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a memorable drive along South Rim Road.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park road trip site.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park: highs are around 85°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Telluride.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Telluride

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Telluride trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Telluride takes 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in August: high temperatures in Telluride hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. You will leave for Durango on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango trip maker website.

Traveling by shuttle from Telluride to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Telluride in August: highs in Durango hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 51°F. You'll set off for Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Durango to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Durango in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Nature

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
To find out how to plan a trip to Canon City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Canon City. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in August, expect Canon City to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 61°F. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Colorado Springs

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.
On the 14th (Fri), gain insight at United States Air Force Academy and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs travel route planning website.

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Canon City in August, with highs in Colorado Springs at 83°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks

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Boulder

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Boulder day trip website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Boulder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In August in Boulder, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 58°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors
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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.