11 days in Estes Park & Lawton Itinerary

11 days in Estes Park & Lawton Itinerary

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11 days in Estes Park & Lawton Itinerary

Start: Lawton
Drive:  11​h
1
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Lawton
— 6 nights
End: Lawton

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Estes Park with a short trip to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip planner.

Lawton to Estes Park is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lawton to Estes Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lawton in October: high temperatures in Estes Park hover around 69°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lawton.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas

6
nights
Lawton

Lawton ©
The city of Lawton is the county seat of Comanche County, in the State of Oklahoma. Get out of town with these interesting Lawton side-trips: Clinton (Oklahoma Route 66 Museum & Cherokee Trading Post), Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge (in Indiahoma) and Pony Bridge (in Geary). There's lots more to do: try to win big at WinStar World Casino and Resort, make a trip to The Holy City, admire the landmark architecture of Historic Mattie Beal Home, and learn about all things military at Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lawton online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Lawton takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Estes Park to Lawton is 1 hour. Traveling from Estes Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Lawton: highs are around 79°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lawton

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Clinton, Sulphur, National Route 66 Museum, Pony Bridge, Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Stafford Air & Space Museum ©
Stafford Air & Space Museum
WinStar World Casino and Resort ©
WinStar World Casino and Resort
The Holy City ©
The Holy City

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