7 days in Estes Park & Denver Itinerary

7 days in Estes Park & Denver Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 2 nights
2
Denver
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes WildSide 4x4 Tours. On the 19th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see the interesting displays at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Downtown Estes Park, then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then see WildSide 4x4 Tours.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip builder tool.

Chicago to Estes Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Estes Park to be slightly colder, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
WildSide 4x4 Tours ©
WildSide 4x4 Tours
Spas

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Get outdoors at Trail Ridge Road and Photography Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs), Images of Rocky Mountain National Park (in Estes Park) and Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder). There's more to do: take a stroll through 16th Street Mall and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver holiday maker.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Estes Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Trail Ridge Road, Pearl Street Mall
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing

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