6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
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Buena Vista
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Salida
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Canon City
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Manitou Springs
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Estes Park

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More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park online tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, Estes Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Spas

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Trail Ridge Road
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Horseback Riding Tour
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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Buena Vista takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Buena Vista is little chillier than Estes Park - with highs of 77°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salida.

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Off-Road Tours
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Salida

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a pleasant ride with Granite Mountain Outfitters.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salida online route planner.

Salida is very close to Buena Vista. August in Salida sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Salida

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 1st (Tue), tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, and finally take an unforgettable tour with Royal Gorge Helitours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Canon City day trip site.

Getting from Salida to Canon City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salida in August: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 89°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.

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Manitou Springs

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Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs journey app.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Manitou Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Canon City in September, expect Manitou Springs to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

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