8 days in Keystone, Yellowstone National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

8 days in Keystone, Yellowstone National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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8 days in Keystone, Yellowstone National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Denver
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Denver

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badlands National Park as well as Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, and then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park and then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planner .

Denver to Keystone is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in July, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 80°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Norris Geyser Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, Mammoth Hot Springs, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Artist Point and Lower Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Keystone in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes North Pole - Santa's Workshop. On the 29th (Sun), take a stroll through Old Colorado City Historic District, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Colorado Springs at 86°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Old Colorado City Historic District ©
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing

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