8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Salida
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Eagle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Asheville

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Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denver attractions planner.

Asheville to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Asheville in June, with lows around 55°F. On the 19th (Wed), you're off toColorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods as well as Pikes Peak. On the 19th (Wed), trek along Seven Bridges Trail, then view the masterpieces at Navajo Gallery & Gifts, then trek along Pikes Peak, and finally examine the collection at ANA Money Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, get outside with Adventures Out West, then look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salida.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Climbing Tours
Seven Bridges Trail ©
Seven Bridges Trail
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

1
night
Salida

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll around Riverside Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salida trip planning website .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Salida in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Salida, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Eagle.

Things to do in Salida

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery ©
Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

1
night
Eagle

Eagle
Eagle is a statutory town that is the county seat of Eagle County, Colorado, United States. To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Eagle vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Salida to Eagle takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Eagle can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off toEstes Park.

Things to do in Eagle

Outdoors Golf Parks

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), trot along with a tour on horseback, get your game on at Tiny Town Miniature Golf, stop by Purple Mountain Taffy Company, then walk around Estes Park Visitor Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Studio Fine Art and Framing. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Estes Park journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Eagle to Estes Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Eagle in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Purple Mountain Taffy Company ©
Purple Mountain Taffy Company
Fishing Charters & Tours

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day
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short distance from Estes Park. In June, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

1
night
Denver

Denver
To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver route builder app .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. On the 26th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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