8 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Drive:  13​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h
End: Oklahoma City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center and Climbing Tours. Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Florissant to see Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs route planner.

Oklahoma City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Oklahoma City in June, with highs in Colorado Springs at 84°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Climbing Tours

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Emerald Lake Trail and Estes Park Visitor Center. Popular historic sites such as Dinosaur Ridge and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Denver to Fort Collins to see Horsetooth Mountain Open Space about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of 16th Street Mall and contemplate the long history of Union Station.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Estes Park Visitor Center, Dinosaur Ridge, Emerald Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space ©
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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