10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  5​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Boulder
— 1 night
fly:  3​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Denver

Denver
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.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner .

Seattle to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Colorado Springs

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.
You've added Seven Falls, Starr Kempf's Metal Sculptures, Pikes Peak, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Seven Falls and then don't miss a visit to Starr Kempf's Metal Sculptures.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary site .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

2
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Bridge and Park as well as Royal Gorge Rafting. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with Royal Gorge Rafting.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canon City visit website .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Canon City: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aspen.

Things to do in Canon City

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Snowmass Village Hiking Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Castle Creek Road, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aspen itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Canon City in August; daily highs in Aspen reach 77°F and lows reach 46°F. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Boulder.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Snowmass Village Hiking Trails
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Pearl Street Mall has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Boulder planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Aspen to Boulder takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, Boulder is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

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