11 days in Denver, Estes Park & Glenwood Springs Itinerary

11 days in Denver, Estes Park & Glenwood Springs Itinerary

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Denver
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Estes Park
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Glenwood Springs
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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.
You've now added 16th Street Mall to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Open Air Adventure Park as well as Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park. Family-friendly places like Trail Ridge Road and Emerald Lake Trail will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park route planner.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Estes Park are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
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.
Attractions like Maroon Bells and Hanging Lake Trail make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Maroon Lake Scenic Trail & Independence Pass). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get lost in a book at Glenwood Springs Branch Library, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs visit planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in August, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are cooler (64°F), and nights are a bit cooler (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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