7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly
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Estes Park
— Few hours
Drive
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
5
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
6
Ouray
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stop by Purple Mountain Taffy Company.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park journey app.

Detroit to Estes Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect nights in Estes Park to be little chillier, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Highlights from your trip
Purple Mountain Taffy Company ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Purple Mountain Taffy Company
4.8

1
night
Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Denver itinerary planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Mount Evans ©
Mountain
Mount Evans
4.8

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs route maker.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Battlefield Colorado ©
Entertainment Center
Battlefield Colorado
4.9

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll around Riverside Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista visit planning tool.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier 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 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan trip to Glenwood Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Hanging Lake Trail
4.7

1
night
Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, and then examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ouray trip builder website.

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 in Ouray, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Ouray Alchemist Museum
4.7
Bear Creek Falls ©
Waterfall
Bear Creek Falls
4.8
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Historic Site
Yankee Girl Mine
5.0

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