10 days in Colorado Springs, Boulder & Keystone Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Springs, Boulder & Keystone Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Springs, Boulder & Keystone Itinerary

Start: Duluth
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Boulder
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Keystone
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
End: Duluth

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

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Duluth to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in June: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Guanella Pass and Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Bierstadt Lake, Wild Basin Area, & more). There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall.

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Drive from Colorado Springs to Boulder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, Guanella Pass
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Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

4
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Get outdoors at Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Wall Drug (in Wall), Loop Road (in Badlands National Park) and Sylvan Lake (in Custer). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, hike along Presidential Trail, and cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Boulder to Keystone in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boulder in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Deadwood, Wall Drug, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, Loop Road
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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