6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Cañon City
— 1 day
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Westcliffe
— 1 night
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Monte Vista
— 1 night
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La Veta
— 1 night
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Calhan
— 1 night
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Cañon City — 1 day

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of Colorado Prisons. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons and then take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cañon City trip planner.

Denver to Cañon City is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Denver in May, expect nights in Cañon City to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Westcliffe.
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Museums

Westcliffe — 1 night

Westcliffe is a statutory town that is the county seat of Custer County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of The Historic Beckwith Ranch and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission: Wolf.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Westcliffe day trip website.

You can drive from Cañon City to Westcliffe in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Westcliffe are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Monte Vista.
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Monte Vista — 1 night

Monte Vista is the Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous municipality in Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Zapata Falls as well as Great Sand Dunes National Park. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Zapata Falls, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Dunes National Park, and then trek along Rainbow Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monte Vista trip planning website.

Getting from Westcliffe to Monte Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Westcliffe in May, expect Monte Vista to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 32°F. You'll set off for La Veta on the 24th (Tue).
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Side Trips

La Veta — 1 night

The Town of La Veta is a Statutory Town in Huerfano County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Bishop Castle.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our La Veta trip planner.

You can drive from Monte Vista to La Veta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Monte Vista, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in La Veta, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 31°F. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Calhan.
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Calhan — 1 night

The Town of Calhan is a Statutory Town in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Calhan online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Veta to Calhan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from La Veta in May, expect Calhan to be a bit warmer, temps between 63°F and 39°F. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to home.
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Colorado travel guide

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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.
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