5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
3
Canon City
— 1 night
4
Colorado Springs
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thentake an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park travel route planning site.

Springfield to Estes Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Springfield in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Estes Park, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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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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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hike along Hanging Lake Trail, thentest the waters at a local thermal spa, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Estes Park in August, plan for cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Spas Trails
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River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 7th (Fri), take an unforgettable tour with Royal Gorge Helitours, whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

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Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Canon City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in August: highs in Canon City hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Royal Gorge Helitours

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and then stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canon City in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure ©
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ©
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

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