5 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights

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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 9th (Thu), hike along Palmer Park, then steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City. On your second day here, stop by Commonwheel Artists Co-op, then trek along Seven Bridges Trail, then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boulder Creek Path and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Balistreri Vineyards and Golden History Museum & Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Cussler Museum (in Arvada), Eldorado Canyon State Park (in Eldorado Springs) and Eldorado Canyon (in Boulder). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denver online visit planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 52°F.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips