4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner
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Denver
— 1 day
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Denver — 1 day

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Denver. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

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Drive from Denver to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in 4 hours. Traveling from Denver in June, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is little chillier at night with lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Mesa Verde National Park — 1 night

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 4th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Park Point, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park tour site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mesa Verde National Park. While traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.
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Historic Sites
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park — 1 night

The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hike along Rim Rock Trail, then explore and take pictures at South Rim Road, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
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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.
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