12 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

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1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
2
Denver
— 9 nights

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cheyenne Mountain Zoo as well as North Cheyenne Canon Park. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and then steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City and then stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs travel route planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

9
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Benson Park Sculpture Garden and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Emerald Lake Trail and Guanella Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Estes Park (Photography Tours & Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures), The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake) and Roxborough State Park (in Littleton). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at St Mary's Glacier, and hike along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Estes Park, St Mary's Glacier, Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Emerald Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier

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