16 days in Colorado Itinerary

16 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
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 8th (Mon), trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, stop by Brownfield's, then take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park holiday maker tool.

Washington DC to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Estes Park, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours

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Denver

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and catch a live event at Coors Field.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Denver sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City). There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

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You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): walk around Buena Vista River Park, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Riverside Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista route builder.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Buena Vista is slightly colder than Colorado Springs - with highs of 80°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Aspen

Aspen ©

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.
Step out of Aspen with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and admire all the interesting features of Independence Pass.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen travel planning website.

Getting from Buena Vista to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Aspen, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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Durango

Durango ©
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 21st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Long House and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Durango takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
River Rafting & Tubing
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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