10 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Colorado Springs

4
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Rock Canyon as well as Seven Falls. Get some cultural insight at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and National Museum of World War II Aviation. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Pikes Peak. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route planning site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Denver trip maker site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along South Rim Road, take in the awesome beauty at Pulpit Rock Overlook, and then get great views at Warner Point.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park by car takes about 5 hours. June in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall
Pulpit Rock Overlook ©
Pulpit Rock Overlook

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