5 days in Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

5 days in Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly

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Denver

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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denver trip tool.

Kansas City to Denver is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around 58°F. You will leave for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Escape the urban bustle at Many Parks Curve Overlook and Sheep Lakes. Explore hidden gems such as Tundra Communities Trail and Estes Cone Hike. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Inlet Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, admire the sheer force of Fern Falls, and hike along Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

1
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Denver

Mile-High City

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Denver itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

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