7 days in Colorado & Santa Fe Itinerary

7 days in Colorado & Santa Fe Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
3
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Denver
— 1 night
End: Denver

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Sand Dunes National Park as well as Bishop Castle. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Bishop Castle and then explore the striking landscape of Great Sand Dunes National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Canon City holiday planning site .

Denver to Canon City is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of bus and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In July in Canon City, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Canon City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Bishop Castle
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Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle
Great Sand Dunes National Park ©
Great Sand Dunes National Park

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve day trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Canon City to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Canon City in July, expect Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 48°F. You'll set off for Santa Fe on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You've now added Meow Wolf to your itinerary.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Santa Fe with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 60°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 29th (Mon).
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Meow Wolf ©
Meow Wolf

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Denver

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.
On the 30th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at History Colorado Center.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Denver in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums
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History Colorado Center
History Colorado Center

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