11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Denver
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Denver
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Lake
— 2 nights
Drive
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Golden
— 1 day
Drive
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Idaho Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Drive to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Mound City

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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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Denver journey app.

Mound City to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mound City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mound City in June since evenings lows in Denver dip to 55°F. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Rocky Mountain National Park — 1 night

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, hike along Lily Lake Trailhead, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls. On the next day, stroll through Tundra Communities Trail, then contemplate the long history of Holzwarth Historic Site, and then trek along Mt Ida Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park route planner.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Lake.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Grand Lake — 2 nights

Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): play a few rounds at Grand Lake Golf Course, stroll through Bowen Gulch Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Grand Lake Art Gallery, then shop like a local with Studio 8369, and finally look for gifts at Never Summer Mountain Products.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Lake online visit planner.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Lake in 2 hours. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Lake to be a bit cooler, around 36°F, while days are colder, around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Golden.
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Outdoors · Shopping · Trails · Golf

Golden — 1 day

Lowell of the West

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around Lair O' the Bear Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Table Mountain Park, head outdoors with Apex Ex, then take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, and finally stop by Mountain Lux Candles.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Golden trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Grand Lake to Golden takes 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Lake in June, you will find days in Golden are much warmer (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Idaho Springs.
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Side Trip

Idaho Springs — 2 nights

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Summit Lake Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Historical Society of Idaho Springs Museum & Visitor Center, then engage your brain at Georgetown Energy Museum, then make a trip to Hotel de Paris Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Bierstadt.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Idaho Springs online travel planner.

Idaho Springs is very close to Golden. In June, Idaho Springs is much colder than Golden - with highs of 51°F and lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Frisco.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip

Frisco — 1 night

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Sawmill Creek Trail, then see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sawmill Reservoir, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rainbow Lake.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Frisco road trip planning tool.

Drive from Idaho Springs to Frisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Frisco is somewhat warmer than Idaho Springs - with highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.
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Side Trip

Glenwood Springs — 1 night

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then trek along Grizzly Creek Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Frisco to Glenwood Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Frisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Colorado Springs.
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Side Trip
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Colorado Springs — 1 day

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.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then stroll around Ute Valley Park, and finally examine the collection at May Natural History Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 84°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.
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Museums · Parks · Shopping

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trek along Mosca Pass Trail.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect little chillier with lows of 42°F in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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