12 days in Golden & Colorado Springs Itinerary

12 days in Golden & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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12 days in Golden & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Golden
1
Golden
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Golden

8
nights
Golden

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Vail Recreation Path. Change things up with these side-trips from Golden: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park) and Boulder (Chautauqua Park, Flatirons, & more). On the 4th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Keystone Ski Area. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Main Street, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Coors Brewery, take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, and trek along St Mary's Glacier.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Golden online trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Golden. In June in Golden, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Boulder, Idaho Springs, Winter Park Resort, Keystone Ski Area, Main Street
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

3
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and then stroll through Pikes Peak.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Golden to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods