60 days in Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Colorado Itinerary

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60 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Amarillo
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Fruita
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ouray
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Estes Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Fort Collins
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Denver
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Amarillo

8
nights
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center will get you outdoors. Old Colorado City and Bishop Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor), The Abbey Events Complex (in Canon City) and Horsethief Falls (in Divide). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online itinerary planner .

Amarillo to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amarillo in August, things will get little chillier in Colorado Springs: highs are around 83°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pueblo, Canon City, Divide, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Bishop Castle
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

5
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation. Visit South Park City Museum and Temple Israel for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buena Vista: Salida (Spas & Rocky Mountain Mini Golf), Leadville (Leadville National Fish Hatchery & National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum) and Wilkerson Pass (in Lake George). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Kebler Pass, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Elevation Beer Company, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and take in the exciting artwork at Sundance and Friends.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in August; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 77°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Leadville, Salida, Wilkerson Pass, South Park City Museum, Kebler Pass
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation ©

8
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Get outdoors at Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Aspen side-trips: Union Congregational Church (in Crested Butte), Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas & Hanging Lake Trail) and Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn (in Carbondale). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Windstar Land Conservancy, take a peaceful walk through White River National Forest, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip maker website .

Getting from Buena Vista to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Aspen sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Colorado, Glenwood Springs, Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, Vail Recreation Path, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

4
nights
Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum and Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey. Escape the urban bustle at Colorado National Monument and Mary's Loop. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, get outside with Rimrock Adventures, take in breathtaking views at Rattlesnake Canyon, and hike along McInnis Canyons Conservation Area.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fruita attractions website .

Drive from Aspen to Fruita in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in September; daily highs in Fruita reach 81°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Fruita

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
North Fruita Desert ©
North Fruita Desert
Rattlesnake Canyon ©
Rattlesnake Canyon

6
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ouray Alchemist Museum and Ute Indian Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Animas Forks and Ouray County Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ouray: Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose), Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park) and San Juan County Historical Society (in Silverton). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Bachelor Loop, take an in-depth tour of Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum, stroll through Yankee Boy Basin, and contemplate the long history of Last Chance Mine.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Fruita to Ouray takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fruita in September, things will get little chillier in Ouray: highs are around 66°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lake City, Creede, Telluride, Montrose, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

4
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Long House and Petroglyph Point Hike will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Prater Ridge Trail and Ruins Road. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Mesa Verde National Park. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, make a trip to Park Point, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Far View Sites.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ouray, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

8
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Photography Tours and Emerald Lake Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park), Cache La Poudre Wilderness (in Livermore) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Hallett Peak). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Blown Glass, sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery, and examine the collection at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Cache La Poudre Wilderness, Winter Park Resort, The Beach at Grand Lake, Winter Park Winery
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours

8
nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. You'll explore and learn at Colorado Model Railroad Museum and Swetsville Zoo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Abbey of St. Walburga and 1883 Water Works. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Collins: Loveland (Loveland Museum/Gallery & River's Edge Natural Area), Greeley (Greeley History Museum, Meeker Home Museum, & more) and Old Colorado Brewing Company (in Wellington). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing, see the interesting displays at Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, get engrossed in the history at Totally 80's Pizza & Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort Collins trip builder app .

Getting from Estes Park to Fort Collins by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fort Collins are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Museums Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Greeley, Loveland, Swetsville Zoo, City Star Brewing, Hunters Moon Meadery
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum ©

8
nights
Denver

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.
Let the collections at Denver Botanic Gardens and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Denver Union Station and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Golden (Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum & Jeffco Open Space Parks), Littleton Museum (in Littleton) and Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing, Argo Mill and Tunnel, & more). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Denver trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Golden, Idaho Springs, Castle Rock, Crown Hill Park, Littleton Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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