7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Denver
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Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cripple Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Central City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  1​h
6
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
End: Denver

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Denver trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Denver. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours

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night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): go for a walk through Hoosier Pass, then examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, then go for a stroll along the water at Frisco Bay Marina, and finally go for a walk through Vail Pass Path.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Frisco Bay Marina
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Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
Frisco Bay Marina ©
Frisco Bay Marina
Hoosier Pass ©
Hoosier Pass

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night
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek vacation maker app .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Cripple Creek in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in July: highs in Cripple Creek hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 63°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Central City.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Central City

Central City ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): try to win big at Johnny Z's Casino, then take an in-depth tour of Gilpin County Historical Society, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at St. Mary's Glacier Loop.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Central City trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cripple Creek to Central City in 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cripple Creek in July: high temperatures in Central City hover around 53°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Central City

Outdoors Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

St Mary's Alice
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Johnny Z's Casino ©
Johnny Z's Casino
Gilpin County Historical Society ©
Gilpin County Historical Society

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alluvial Fan and Vedauwoo. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lily Lake, take in the waterfront activity at Lake Estes Marina, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and see the interesting displays at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Central City to Estes Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Central City in July, you will find days in Estes Park are warmer (91°F), and nights are a bit warmer (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Vedauwoo
Highlights from your plan
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum ©

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night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Valmont Bike Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Boulder sightseeing planning site .

Drive from Estes Park to Boulder in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Boulder sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waneka Lake Park, Lake Isabelle
Highlights from your plan
Lake Isabelle ©
Lake Isabelle
Waneka Lake Park ©
Waneka Lake Park
Valmont Bike Park ©
Valmont Bike Park

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