10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip builder

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Paint Mines Interpretive Park and U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and hike along Seven Bridges Trail.

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San Antonio to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be colder, around 54°F, while days are little chillier, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
On the 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at High Dune Trail.

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

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in June since evenings lows in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Calypso Cascades, and finally trek along Lily Lake Trailhead. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Many Parks Curve Overlook, take some stellar pictures from Forest Canyon Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally hike along Tundra Communities Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Rocky Mountain National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June, Rocky Mountain National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Denver

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hidee Gold Mine and Cherry Creek Trail. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Evergreen Lake (in Evergreen) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. June in Denver sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.