13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Canon City
— Few hours
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
3
Castle Rock
— 1 night
4
Golden
— 1 night
5
Estes Park
— 4 nights
6
Durango
— 3 nights

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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

Phoenix to Canon City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Phoenix in July, plan for little chillier days in Canon City, with highs around 90°F, while nights are colder with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Manitou Springs Incline and Climbing Tours. Visiting Helen Hunt Falls and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip site.

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Canon City in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Castle Rock.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

1
night
Castle Rock

Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock is an affluent home rule municipality that is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, United States. On the 23rd (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Castlewood Canyon State Park, then stroll through Mini Incline, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Outlets at Castle Rock.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Castle Rock road trip site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Castle Rock takes an hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, things will get slightly colder in Castle Rock: highs are around 79°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Golden.

Things to do in Castle Rock

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Castlewood Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Castlewood Canyon State Park ©
Castlewood Canyon State Park
Outlets at Castle Rock ©
Outlets at Castle Rock
Mini Incline ©
Mini Incline

1
night
Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Golden online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Castle Rock to Golden in an hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Castle Rock in July, with highs in Golden at 86°F and lows at 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
River Rafting & Tubing

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Emerald Lake Trail and Adams Falls Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Never Summer Mountain Products (in Grand Lake) and Alluvial Fan (in Rocky Mountain National Park). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, explore the activities along Lily Lake, explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, and stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park planner.

You can drive from Golden to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Estes Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Never Summer Mountain Products
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

3
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Attractions like Million Dollar Highway and Earthen Vessel Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Purgatory Resort and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Spruce Tree House, Balcony House, &more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Animas River Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Durango travel route website.

Fly from Estes Park to Durango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in July, expect Durango to be little chillier, temps between 86°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

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