15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Green Jeep Tours as well as Elkhorn Stables. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with Elkhorn Stables and then capture your vacation like a pro with Green Jeep Tours.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park day trip website.

Saint Louis to Estes Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Saint Louis in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Durango takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Durango, with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Aspen.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Aspen

— 3 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Take a break from Aspen with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Glenwood Springs, about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, get great views at Independence Pass, and trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aspen day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Aspen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Durango, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 25th (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll through Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and then view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends.

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Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Skyline Drive & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker app.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planning app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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.