8 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Estes Park Itinerary

Start: Denver
bus:  1​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Denver

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pikes Peak as well as Garden of the Gods. On the 19th (Fri), stroll through Garden of the Gods and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip builder website .

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

3
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.
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Wild Animal Sanctuary and Dinosaur Ridge. Head to Outlets at Castle Rock and Pearl Street Mallfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Outlets at Castle Rock, Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Pearl Street Mall
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Outlets at Castle Rock ©
Outlets at Castle Rock

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Backbone Trail.

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Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Devil's Backbone Trail
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Horseback Riding Tours

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