9 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Glenwood Springs Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Glenwood Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
2
Denver
— 5 nights
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights

1
night
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 8th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, thenstroll around Garden of the Gods, and then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip builder app.

Dayton to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dayton to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dayton in September, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Colorado Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 16th Street Mall and Denver Union Station. Family-friendly places like Denver Botanic Gardens and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park will thrill your kids. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Peak to Peak Scenic Byway (in Estes Park) and Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder). The adventure continues: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver holiday site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Denver sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Estes Park, Pearl Street Mall
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), look for gifts at Sioux Villa Curio and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Denver, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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