7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
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Colorado Springs
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Buena Vista
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Aspen
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Glenwood Springs
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Ouray
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Purple Mountain Taffy Company.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park itinerary builder website.

Detroit to Estes Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Detroit, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours
Purple Mountain Taffy Company ©
Purple Mountain Taffy Company

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. While traveling from Estes Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista road trip planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in August, with highs in Buena Vista at 77°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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River Rafting & Tubing
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature · Parks
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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Glenwood Springs

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 9th (Fri), trek along Hanging Lake Trail, appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online road trip planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Glenwood Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in August, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Doc Holliday's Grave ©
Doc Holliday's Grave

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, go deep underground at Yankee Girl Mine, and then examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray day trip planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

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