5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs
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Colorado Springs — 1 day

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Memorial Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online trip builder.

Pittsburgh to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Pittsburgh in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Denver — 1 night

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 7th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Pavilion.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denver attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Denver sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cortez.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip

Cortez — 2 nights

As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 8th (Sat), get all the information you need at Canyons Of The Ancients Visitor Center & Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Anasazi Heritage Center, and then trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Canyon Trails Ranch Guided Horse Tours, do a tasting at Sutcliffe Vineyards, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fenceline Cider.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cortez trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Cortez takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in April: highs in Cortez hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.
Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries
Side Trips

Glenwood Springs — 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Mon), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, see the interesting displays at Frontier Historical Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs route app.

Getting from Cortez to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Cortez in April, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 25°F, while days are cooler, around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Spas · Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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.