7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Denver

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Denver to Estes Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Estes Park sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Bear Lake
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Horseback Riding Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in October: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 32°F. On the 16th (Tue), you're off toBlack Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

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night
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Mountain West and then cruise along South Rim Road.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park: highs are around 67°F and lows about 38°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of the Mountain West
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Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Garden of the Gods and Olympic Training Center. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, look for gifts at American Classics Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, The Glassblowers of Manitou
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©

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