9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 1 night
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
3
Canon City
— 1 night
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
5
Denver
— 2 nights
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip site.

Phoenix to Aspen is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Phoenix in July, things will get cooler in Aspen: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get great views at Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista visit planner.

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Buena Vista sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook ©
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 15th (Mon), learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Canon City trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, expect Canon City to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 16th (Tue), hike along Emerald Lake Trail, get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

Start your trip to Rocky Mountain National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Canon City to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, and then catch a live event at Coors Field. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, thenadmire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver day trip website.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

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River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and then stroll around Garden of the Gods. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, thenget to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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