5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Canon City
— 1 night
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Aspen
— 1 night

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Estes Park

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 (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park day trip planning tool.

Durham to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Durham to Estes Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in August, Estes Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Estes Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 16th (Sun), take an unforgettable tour with Royal Gorge Helitours, kick your exploration up a notch at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Canon City trip maker app.

Getting from Estes Park to Canon City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Canon City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Royal Gorge Helitours

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours, thentake a pleasant ride with Mt Princeton Riding Stables & Equestrian Center, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista online route planner.

You can drive from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canon City in August: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mt Princeton Riding Stables & Equestrian Center
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): let the river carry you with Elk Mountain Expeditions.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aspen visit planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Aspen sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

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Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions

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