4 days in Castle Rock & Taos Itinerary

4 days in Castle Rock & Taos Itinerary

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4 days in Castle Rock & Taos Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  45​min
1
Castle Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Taos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Denver

1
night
Castle Rock

Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock is an affluent home rule municipality that is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, United States. On the 31st (Sat), browse the different shops at Outlets at Castle Rock, then trek along Mini Incline, and then immerse yourself in nature at Castlewood Canyon State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Miller Activity Complex and then stroll around Rock Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Castle Rock trip itinerary planner .

Denver to Castle Rock is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, Castle Rock is little chillier than Denver - with highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Castle Rock

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Castlewood Canyon State Park
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Castlewood Canyon State Park ©
Castlewood Canyon State Park
Outlets at Castle Rock ©
Outlets at Castle Rock
Rock Park ©
Rock Park

2
nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes High Road to Taos. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then explore and take pictures at High Road to Taos, and finally don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza, then make a trip to Taos Pueblo, then see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Taos trip website .

Drive from Castle Rock to Taos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Scenic Drive Historic Sites Outdoors
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High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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