6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

Make it your trip
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs

— 1 day
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 27th (Sun), test the waters at a local thermal spa and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs journey planner.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Glenwood Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Glenwood Springs: highs are around 66°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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 (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, you will find days in Estes Park are warmer (87°F), and nights are a bit warmer (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Denver

— 1 night

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 30th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.
On the 1st (Thu), get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

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 June, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.