6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
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Vail
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Boulder
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs route planner.

Houston to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Houston in October: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 47°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaver Creek Ski Area, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vail trip builder app.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Vail in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vail can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Estes Park travel planner.

You can drive from Vail to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Vail in October: highs in Estes Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Estes Park

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Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Off-Road Tours
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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Boulder

Boulder ©

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pearl Street Mall, then look for gifts at Peppercorn Gourmet Goods, and then indulge your senses at Beyond Boulder Bike Adventures.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Boulder trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Estes Park to Boulder in an hour. In October in Boulder, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Peppercorn Gourmet Goods ©
Peppercorn Gourmet Goods

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Denver is very close to Boulder. In October, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

Discover how to plan a Colorado Springs trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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