8 days in Colorado & Red Rock Itinerary

8 days in Colorado & Red Rock Itinerary

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Estes Park
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Red Rock
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Colorado Springs
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Buena Vista
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Aspen
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Breckenridge
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Vail
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Steamboat Springs
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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.
To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park day trip tool.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Estes Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Estes Park dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Red Rock.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Spas
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

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Red Rock

Red Rock ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then stroll through Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Red Rock itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Estes Park to Red Rock. When traveling from Estes Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Red Rock: temperatures range from 100°F by day to 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Red Rock

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Red Rock to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Red Rock in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be colder, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip planning app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in August, with highs in Buena Vista at 77°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aspen road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aspen are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Forest.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge visit planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aspen in August: highs in Breckenridge hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 46°F. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vail.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and then grab your bike and head to Vail Recreation Path.

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You can drive from Breckenridge to Vail in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vail are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens ©
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours and then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Vail to Steamboat Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Vail in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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