12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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12 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Halifax

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the activities along Bear Lake, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Halifax, Canada to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

4
nights
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.
Visiting Maroon Bells and Rocky Mountains will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, look for gifts at Sioux Villa Curio, stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and tour the water at your own pace with Blue Sky Adventures.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountains, Maroon Bells
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Blue Sky Adventures ©
Blue Sky Adventures

few
hours
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery.

Plan trip to Buena Vista with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Buena Vista takes 3.5 hours. June in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 20th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Canon City online road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Canon City is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 37°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods and then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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