7 days in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction & Boulder Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction & Boulder Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction & Boulder Itinerary

Start: Highlands Ranch
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Boulder
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Highlands Ranch

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Pueblo Zoo, Ghost Town Museum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, appreciate the history behind Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, take a stroll through Old Colorado City, then see the interesting displays at World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame, then see the interesting displays at Ghost Town Museum, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pueblo Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Bishop Castle, then wander the wide-open spaces of American Safari Ranch, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 300 Days of Shine.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner .

Highlands Ranch to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In November, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pueblo Zoo, 300 Days of Shine, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, American Safari Ranch, Bishop Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery

2
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hanging Lake, Grande River Vineyards & Winery, Spas, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Grande River Vineyards & Winery, then explore the activities along Hanging Lake, and finally stroll through Tabeguache Trail. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Maison la Belle Vie Winery, do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars, and then immerse yourself in nature at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip planner .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Grand Junction in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Wineries Trails

Side Trips

Palisade, Glenwood Springs
Highlights from your plan
Maison la Belle Vie Winery ©
Maison la Belle Vie Winery
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Heritage Square Amusement Park, BookCliff Vineyards - Boulder Winery, Boulder Book Store, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): learn about winemaking at BookCliff Vineyards - Boulder Winery, steep yourself in history at Heritage Square Amusement Park, stroll around Settler's Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mesa Trail, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Redstone Meadery, and finally look for gifts at Boulder Book Store. Keep things going the next day: hike along Mount Sanitas Trail, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company, then take in the awesome beauty at Rabbit Mountain, and finally do a tasting at Silver Vines Winery.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Boulder itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Grand Junction to Boulder in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Silver Vines Winery, Heritage Square Amusement Park, Rabbit Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Settler's Park ©
Settler's Park
Balloon Rides
Heritage Square Amusement Park ©
Heritage Square Amusement Park