10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary maker

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Denver
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Nathrop
Drive
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Monte Vista
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Telluride
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 day
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Denver
— 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.
To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Nashville to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Denver due to the time zone difference. In October, Denver is slightly colder than Nashville - with highs of 67°F and lows of 40°F. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nathrop.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Nathrop

Nathrop is a small unincorporated village between Buena Vista and Salida on U.S. Highway 285 in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nathrop trip planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Nathrop in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in October; daily highs in Nathrop reach 62°F and lows reach 31°F. You will leave for Monte Vista on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Nathrop

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Monte Vista

— 1 night
Monte Vista is the Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous municipality in Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monte Vista vacation builder app.

Getting from Nathrop to Monte Vista by car takes about 2 hours. October in Monte Vista sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 27°F at night. You'll set off for Pagosa Springs on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Monte Vista

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Tours

Pagosa Springs

— 1 night
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 12th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs online route planner.

Traveling by car from Monte Vista to Pagosa Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Monte Vista in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 33°F in Pagosa Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature · Parks

Telluride

— 2 nights
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Main Street. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Telluride Outside and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

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You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Telluride in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and taxi. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Telluride, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Telluride

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains and then find something for the whole family at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

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You can drive from Telluride to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, Glenwood Springs is little chillier than Telluride - with highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 1 day
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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Estes Park journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in October, plan for much warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around 69°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 39°F. You will leave for Denver on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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.