10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Milner Pass & Trail Ridge Road). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and visit Estes Park Guided Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Estes Park travel planning app.

Minneapolis to Estes Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, you will find days in Estes Park are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are a bit cooler (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Canon City (Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. While traveling from Estes Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, trot along with Platte Ranch Riding Stables, see Off-Road Tours, and then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buena Vista holiday website.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 77°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains and then kick your exploration up a notch at Zip Adventures of Vail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · 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.