5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Canon City
— 1 day
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night

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Canon City

Canon City ©

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Colorado Jeep Tours and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Canon City trip planner.

Dallas to Canon City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Canon City due to the time zone difference. In May, Canon City is little chillier than Dallas - with highs of 72°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Colorado Jeep Tours ©
Colorado Jeep Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Denver journey maker app.

You can drive from Canon City to Denver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Canon City in May, plan for little chillier days in Denver, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 89°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip website.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. June in Durango sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

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Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

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