5 days in Colorado Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

Start: Denver
bus:  1​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Denver

2
nights
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.
Garden of the Gods has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): walk around Garden of the Gods, learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, and then walk around North Cheyenne Canon Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Palmer Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and then trek along Tunnel Drive.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip website .

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Canon City
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

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nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Emerald Lake Trail and Hallett Peak. Escape the urban bustle at Trail Ridge Road and Ouzel Falls. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook, look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Calypso Cascades, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online holiday planner .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

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