15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel planner
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Denver
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Dillon
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
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Grand Junction
— 1 day
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 3 nights
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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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.
Forney Museum of Transportation has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Forney Museum of Transportation.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Denver travel planner.

Nashville to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nashville in June, with highs in Denver at 83°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hike along Lily Mountain Trail and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Sprague Lake, hike along Cub Lake Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dillon.
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Dillon — 1 night

The Town of Dillon is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 14th (Tue), hike along Blue River Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then hike along North Tenmile Trail #37.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dillon itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Estes Park to Dillon in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Estes Park in June, you will find days in Dillon are cooler (60°F), and nights are a bit cooler (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Roaring Fork Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly Creek Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Dillon to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Traveling from Dillon in June, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Junction.
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Grand Junction — 1 day

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): cruise along Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway, trek along The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area, and then trek along Tabeguache Trail.

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You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Grand Junction hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park — 3 nights

The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Needle Rock, then get outside with Morrow Point Boat Ride, and then explore the striking landscape of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Rim Rock Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gunnison Point, and then cruise along South Rim Road.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mosca Pass Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at High Dune Trail.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in June, with highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve at 83°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, head outdoors with Adventures Out West, and then hike along Seven Bridges Trail. On your second day here, hike along Palmer Park, explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs visit website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.
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Denver — 1 night

Forney Museum of Transportation has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Creek Trail, and then explore the activities along Evergreen Lake.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel 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.