5 days in Colorado, Scottsbluff & Bayard Itinerary

5 days in Colorado, Scottsbluff & Bayard Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Fort Collins
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Tue), cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then stroll around Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Christmas in Manitou, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Fort Collins.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks · Parks
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Fort Collins — 1 night

Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): hike along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, then admire the natural beauty at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, and then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fort Collins journey planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Fort Collins, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsbluff.
Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trip

Scottsbluff — 1 night

Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Scottsbluff online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Scottsbluff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Scottsbluff can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bayard.
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Bayard — 1 night

Bayard is a city in Morrill County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse and Jail Rocks.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bayard trip builder website.

Bayard is just a short distance from Scottsbluff. July in Bayard sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
Parks · Nature
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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.