15 days in Colorado & Jensen Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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Cripple Creek
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Cañon City
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Leadville
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Jensen
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
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Durango
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Estes Park
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Fort Collins
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Georgetown
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs journey builder site.

Indianapolis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manitou Springs.
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Manitou Springs — 1 night

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Manitou Springs itinerary maker.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In June in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cripple Creek.
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Cripple Creek — 1 night

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, then see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, and then hike along Vindicator Valley Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cripple Creek, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Manitou Springs to Cripple Creek takes an hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manitou Springs in June: high temperatures in Cripple Creek hover around 89°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cañon City.
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Cañon City — 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cañon City online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cripple Creek to Cañon City in 1.5 hours. June in Cañon City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.
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Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 8th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Buena Vista, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cañon City in June: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 79°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leadville.
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Leadville — 1 night

Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, fly down the slopes at Mayflower Gulch, and then make a trip to Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Leadville online travel route planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Leadville in an hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in June; daily highs in Leadville reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jensen.
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Jensen — 1 night

Jensen is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jensen planner.

Getting from Leadville to Jensen by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Leadville in June; daily highs in Jensen reach 87°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.
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Pagosa Springs — 1 night

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then hike along Piedra River Trail, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Jensen to Pagosa Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Pagosa Springs is slightly colder than Jensen - with highs of 80°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Durango.
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Durango — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway, shop like a local with Scenic Aperture Gallery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Durango online trip maker.

Traveling by shuttle from Pagosa Springs to Durango takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Estes Park.
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Estes Park — 2 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.
On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at MacGregor Ranch Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Durango to Estes Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Durango in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Estes Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.
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Fort Collins — 1 night

Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Cache La Poudre River, then stroll around Spring Canyon Community Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fort Collins trip maker tool.

Getting from Estes Park to Fort Collins by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Georgetown.
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Georgetown — 1 night

The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then go deep underground at Argo Mill and Tunnel, and then see the interesting displays at Hamill House Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Georgetown itinerary maker site.

Drive from Fort Collins to Georgetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fort Collins in June, expect nights in Georgetown to be little chillier, around 36°F, while days are cooler, around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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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.
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