6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then stroll through Pikes Peak.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, things will get slightly colder in Colorado Springs: highs are around 84°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 27th (Wed), head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Canon City using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. June in Canon City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Buena Vista.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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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 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista route planner .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Canon City in June; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 79°F and lows reach 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

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River Rafting & Tubing

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

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