8 days in Southeast New Mexico & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Southeast New Mexico & Colorado Itinerary

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Roswell
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 5th (Tue), stop by Alien Zone Area 51 and then examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Roswell online trip builder.

Houston to Roswell is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Roswell due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Roswell: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Shopping
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Alien Zone Area 51 ©
Alien Zone Area 51

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, then test your team's savvy at Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms, and then savor a delicious cup with Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denver trip maker app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Roswell to Denver in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Roswell in January, plan for slightly colder days in Denver, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Tours · Nature

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Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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 8th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Bear Lake, take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Off-Road Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Spas

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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.
Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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