8 days in Denver & Glenwood Springs Itinerary

8 days in Denver & Glenwood Springs Itinerary

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8 days in Denver & Glenwood Springs Itinerary

Start: Leavenworth
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Leavenworth

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.
Visit 16th Street Mall and Molly Brown House Museum for their historical value. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Humane Society of Boulder Valley will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Pearl Street Mall in Boulder (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

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Leavenworth to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Leavenworth in August, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Boulder, River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Maroon Bells and Hanging Lake Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Linwood Cemetery and Cooper Corner Gallery. It doesn't end there: test the waters at a local thermal spa and get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by car from Denver to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

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