5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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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.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Denver trip tool.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rock Cut Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Many Parks Curve Overlook, trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in June, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are much colder, around 66°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas
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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.