7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction Regional Airport, Fly to Belleville


Frisco — 2 nights

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Mon), head outdoors with Windrider of the Rockies, take in the waterfront activity at Frisco Bay Marina, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cruise along Boreas Pass Road, and then fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Frisco planning tool.

Belleville to Frisco is an approximately 14-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Belleville in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Frisco: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Spas
Side Trip

Glenwood Springs — 2 nights

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 20th (Wed): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Frisco to Glenwood Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Glenwood Springs can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park — 2 nights

The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall, take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and then take a memorable drive along South Rim Road.

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Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, you will find days in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park are much warmer (89°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.