20 days in Colorado Itinerary

20 days in Colorado Itinerary

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20 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Noblesville
Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Crested Butte
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  17​h 45​min
End: Noblesville

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): hike along Palmer Park, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online visit planner .

Noblesville to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Noblesville to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Noblesville in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park

6
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Step out of the city life by going to Vail Recreation Path and Booth Falls Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Dillon Reservoir and McCullough Gulch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Breckenridge: Keystone Lake (in Keystone), Guanella Pass (in Georgetown) and St Mary's Glacier (in Idaho Springs). On the 27th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Vail / Beaver Creek Resort, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect nights in Breckenridge to be a bit cooler, around 45°F, while days are cooler, around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail, Frisco, Lily Pad Lake, Guanella Pass, Dillon Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
Vail / Beaver Creek Resort ©
Vail / Beaver Creek Resort
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

5
nights
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Upper Loop and North Rim. Visiting Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Pulpit Rock Overlook will get you outdoors. Step out of Crested Butte with an excursion to East Portal Road in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail, take a memorable drive along Schofield Pass, get engrossed in the history at Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Union Congregational Church.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Crested Butte trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Breckenridge to Crested Butte in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Breckenridge in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Crested Butte: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
Highlights from your plan
Pulpit Rock Overlook ©
Pulpit Rock Overlook
Schofield Pass ©
Schofield Pass

4
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Visiting Alberta Falls and High Country Trails will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Emerald Lake Trail and Winding River Resort Stables. Take a break from Rocky Mountain National Park with a short trip to Trail Ridge Marina in Grand Lake, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, identify plant and animal life at Many Parks Curve Overlook, admire the sheer force of Ouzel Falls, and explore the activities along Mills Lake.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Crested Butte to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 6 hours. In July, Rocky Mountain National Park is somewhat warmer than Crested Butte - with highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grand Lake, High Country Trails
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

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