5 days in Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park & Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Itinerary

5 days in Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park & Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park & Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Colorado Springs (Focus on the Family Bookstore & Garden of the Gods). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker .

Philadelphia to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Spas
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): cruise along South Rim Road.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 7 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors

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