4 days in Denver Area, Boulder & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

4 days in Denver Area, Boulder & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Denver Area, Boulder & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h
1
Littleton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Minneapolis

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Littleton

Littleton ©
Littleton is the Home Rule Municipality in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties that is the county seat of Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. On the 25th (Mon), hike along Roxborough State Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Littleton trip simple and quick.

Minneapolis to Littleton is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in March: highs in Littleton hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Littleton

Trails Outdoors Nature
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Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park

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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Flagstaff Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, and then grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Boulder trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Littleton to Boulder takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

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Boulder Creek Path ©
Boulder Creek Path
Flagstaff Mountain ©
Flagstaff Mountain
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

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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 27th (Wed): hike along Tundra Communities Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, then explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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Denver

Denver ©
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 28th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park, and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Denver travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in March: highs in Denver hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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Cherry Creek State Park
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Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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