14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manitou Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Lake
— 1 night
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Palmer Park and Bear Creek Nature Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Bridges Trail and Ute Valley Park. It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cheyenne Mountain State Park and get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip planning app.

Green Bay to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Green Bay to Colorado Springs. When traveling from Green Bay in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Manitou Springs

— 1 day
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get outside with Adventures Out West, view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and then boost your wellbeing at SunWater Spa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs day trip planning site.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Spas · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Estes Park

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Sprague Lake, then hike along Cub Lake Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lily Mountain Trail and then explore the activities along Lily Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Manitou Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Manitou Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Lake

— 1 night
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 26th (Sat), tee off at Grand Lake Golf Course, then stroll through Columbine Lake Trail, and then hike along East Inlet Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Lake driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Grand Lake takes 2 hours. While traveling from Estes Park, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Grand Lake, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 27th (Sun), hike along Yampa River Core Trail, tee off at Haymaker Golf Course, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then head outdoors with Backdoor Sports.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Lake to Steamboat Springs in 2 hours. While traveling from Grand Lake, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon, appreciate the views at Roaring Fork Valley, and then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then trek along Grizzly Creek Trail, and then stroll the grounds of Linwood Cemetery.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
On the 1st (Thu), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at North Table Mountain Park, and then play a few rounds at Fossil Trace Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: experience the excitement of Back In A Flash Chiropractic & Massage, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Center for Colorado Women's History, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, with highs in Denver at 87°F and lows at 60°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.