6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night


Colorado Springs — 2 nights

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.
Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Cañon City and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Denver — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then meet the residents at Denver Zoo.

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You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Denver, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Glenwood Springs.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Glenwood Springs — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Denver in May, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Spas · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.