7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  5​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Old Colorado City Historic District has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs attractions planning app .

Huntsville to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Huntsville in August, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

1
night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey as well as Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours and then do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City route tool .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canon City, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

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Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Noah's Ark Colorado Rafting & Aerial Adventure Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): shake up your sightseeing with Noah's Ark Colorado Rafting & Aerial Adventure Park and then sample the tasty concoctions at Elevation Beer Company.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Canon City to Buena Vista by combination of car and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Canon City in August, with highs in Buena Vista at 77°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Elevation Beer Company
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Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company

2
nights
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 6th (Mon), trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

Start your trip to Glenwood Springs by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, then cruise along Old Fall River Road, then get great views at Milner Pass, and finally take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area and then try to win big at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planning app .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are warmer (89°F), and nights are a bit warmer (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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