8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Fruita
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Photography Tours and Sheep Lakes. Venture out of the city with trips to Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Fort Collins (New Belgium Brewing & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rock Cut Brewing Company, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, and admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Estes Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Estes Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around 87°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Fort Collins
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Canon City day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Canon City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In June in Canon City, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Elevation Beer Company.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip website .

You can drive from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Canon City in June: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 79°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Elevation Beer Company, Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
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River Rafting & Tubing
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Thu), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Adventure Tours
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Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at McInnis Canyons Conservation Area and then pause for some photo ops at Colorado National Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fruita travel planner .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Fruita in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Fruita, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fruita

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument

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