8 days in Boulder City & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Boulder City & Colorado Itinerary

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Boulder City
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Glenwood Springs
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Vail
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Buena Vista
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Canon City
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Colorado Springs
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Boulder City

Boulder City ©

Home of Hoover Dam

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Boulder City road trip planner.

Charlotte to Boulder City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Boulder City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in May, expect nights in Boulder City to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Helicopter Tours
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boulder City to Glenwood Springs takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Boulder City in May: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 46°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Vail.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 1st (Sat), hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vail online itinerary planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Vail in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Vail sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), walk around McPhelemy Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Vail to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Vail in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Buena Vista, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
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River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive, see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City day trip website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in June: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 89°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Scenic Drive
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), walk around Garden of the Gods. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planning website.

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Canon City in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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