25 days in Colorado Itinerary

25 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Fort Collins
— 2 nights
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Golden
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Canon City
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

Tampa to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Tampa to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Must see
Balcony House
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Petroglyph Point Hike
4.7

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen day trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Aspen in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June: highs in Aspen hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Maroon Bells
4.8

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Glenwood Springs

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.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Aspen to Glenwood Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
4.0
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Cemetery
Linwood Cemetery
4.4

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally hike along Emerald Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Hallett Peak, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and then get to know the fascinating history of Wild Basin Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Trail Ridge Road
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
4.9
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Mountain
Hallett Peak
5.0

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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 15th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, shop like a local with Bear Necessities & Cubs, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, stop by Brownfield's, then shop like a local with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Estes Park.

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

Estes Park is very close to Rocky Mountain National Park. June in Estes Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Photography Tours
4.7
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.4
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Must see
Spas
4.8

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Fort Collins

Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at 1883 Water Works and then sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Benson Park Sculpture Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Collins trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Estes Park to Fort Collins by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fort Collins can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors · Adventure · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8

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Golden

Lowell of the West

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Coors Brewery. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, and then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Golden trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Fort Collins to Golden in 1.5 hours. June in Golden sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Golden

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Denver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Denver holiday maker website.

Denver is very close to Golden. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Denver Union Station
4.4

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Colorado Springs

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Red Canyon Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Canyon Park. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, identify plant and animal life at Mission: Wolf, and then explore the historical opulence of Bishop Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip builder site.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Canon City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Canon City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Wildlife Area
Mission: Wolf
4.9
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Castle
Bishop Castle
4.4

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Treasure Falls has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

Make your Pagosa Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Canon City to Pagosa Springs in 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Canon City in June; daily highs in Pagosa Springs reach 80°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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