7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 day
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Salida
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Canon City
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at High Dune Trail and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve travel route planning app.

Trinidad to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Trinidad in July; daily highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve reach 83°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salida.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Salida

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Salida Hot Springs, shop like a local with The Bungled Jungle, and then walk around Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then sample the tasty concoctions at Elevation Beer Company.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salida online journey builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Salida. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Salida. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Salida

Adventure · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Art Gallery
The Bungled Jungle
4.9

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook, Climbing Tours, Buena Vista River Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours and then stroll around Buena Vista River Park.

Plan trip to Buena Vista with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Buena Vista is just a stone's throw from Salida. Traveling from Salida in July, Buena Vista is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
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Must see
Climbing Tours
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Zipline
Zipline
4.7

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 24th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Abbey Events Complex, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Canon City online vacation planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Canon City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in July, with highs in Canon City at 90°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure · Tours
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Scenic Drive
Skyline Drive
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Architectural Building
The Abbey Events Complex
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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.
On the 25th (Sat), deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs road trip planning tool.

Getting from Canon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Canon City in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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