10 days in Colorado, St. George & Monument Valley Itinerary

10 days in Colorado, St. George & Monument Valley Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 1 night
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St. George
— Few hours
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Monument Valley
— Few hours

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seven Bridges Trail and Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. Get outdoors at Palmer Park and Cheyenne Mountain State Park. There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, get outside with Adventures Out West, and identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Nature Center.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip site.

Paradise Valley to Colorado Springs is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Paradise Valley in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 51°F at night. You'll set off for Denver on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
Seven Bridges Trail ©
Seven Bridges Trail

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Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver route planning app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Golden History Museum & Park ©
Golden History Museum & Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): trek along Tundra Communities Trail, admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, then explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, then explore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead and then stroll through North Inlet Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In September in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Tundra Communities Trail ©
Tundra Communities Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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Estes Park

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.
On the 1st (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Estes Park tour itinerary builder site.

Estes Park is just a short distance from Rocky Mountain National Park. In October in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Aspen.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Wildlife
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Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Spas
Elkins Distilling Co. ©
Elkins Distilling Co.

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Aspen

Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Aspen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, Aspen is little chillier than Estes Park - with highs of 60°F and lows of 30°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to St. George.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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St. George

St. George ©
St. On the 3rd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Red Hills Desert Garden, then stroll through St. George Temple Quarry Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Bloomington Petroglyph Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. George online trip maker.

You can fly from Aspen to St. George in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in St. George: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in St. George

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bloomington Petroglyph Park ©
Bloomington Petroglyph Park
Red Hills Desert Garden ©
Red Hills Desert Garden

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley route planner.

Traveling by car from St. George to Monument Valley takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from St. George in October: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 71°F and lows are around 42°F. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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