14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Grand Junction
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Poncha Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Denver

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Water World and Frisco Bay Marina. Step off the beaten path and head to Hidee Gold Mine and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Go for a jaunt from Denver to Keenesburg to see The Wild Animal Sanctuary about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Elitch Gardens Theme Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip maker tool .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hidee Gold Mine, Water World, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Frisco Bay Marina
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Water World ©
Water World
The Wild Animal Sanctuary ©
The Wild Animal Sanctuary
Frisco Bay Marina ©
Frisco Bay Marina

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Tiny Town Miniature Golf.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing site .

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

3
nights
Grand Junction

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 27th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Children's Nature Center, then get curious at Museum of the West, and finally have fun and explore at John McConnell Math and Science Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Blue Pig Gallery, then do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip builder app .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Junction in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. July in Grand Junction sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Poncha Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Museums Childrens Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Palisade, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Children's Nature Center ©
Children's Nature Center
Museum of the West ©
Museum of the West

2
nights
Poncha Springs

Poncha Springs ©
Poncha Springs is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Make your Poncha Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Poncha Springs takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Junction in July, expect Poncha Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Poncha Springs

Breweries & Distilleries
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Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company

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.
Kids will enjoy Garden of the Gods and Battlefield Colorado. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs vacation website .

Getting from Poncha Springs to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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