7 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & West Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Colorado Springs, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Yeager Airport, Drive to Oak Hill
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Oak Hill
— 1 night
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 4 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Get in touch with nature at Trail Ridge Road and Longs Peak. Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: trek along Cub Lake Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, admire the sheer force of Ouzel Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park journey builder.

Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. 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 September, Rocky Mountain National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Oak Hill.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Oak Hill

— 1 night
Oak Hill is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States and is the primary city within the Oak Hill, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. On the 10th (Thu), see a world frozen in time at Thurmond, head outdoors with TreeTops Canopy Tour, then explore the activities along New River Gorge National River, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape-A-Torium.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oak Hill day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rocky Mountain National Park to Oak Hill. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Oak Hill, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Oak Hill, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Weston.

Things to do in Oak Hill

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, then contemplate the long history of WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

Plan a Weston trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Oak Hill to Weston by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Weston, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Wineries

West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.