10 days in Estes Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

10 days in Estes Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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10 days in Estes Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Estes Park
1
Estes Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Estes Park

6
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Winter Park Resort and Horseback Riding Tours. Get in touch with nature at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and Hallett Peak. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake), Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing) and New Belgium Brewing (in Fort Collins). And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, and get in on the family fun at Carousel of Happiness.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary builder site .

In October, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Idaho Springs, Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Carousel of Happiness, New Belgium Brewing
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Spas & Wellness
River Rafting & Tubing
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 24th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District, then identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Falls.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip 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 do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Seven Falls ©
Seven Falls

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