9 days in Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

9 days in Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Denver
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Laramie, Fly to Pittsburgh

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Off-Road Tours. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing), Horseback Riding Tours (in Estes Park) and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (in Colorado Springs). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Las Americas, browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip website.

Pittsburgh to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Trail Ridge Road and Sky Pond. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, hike along Never Summer Ranch, explore the activities along Bear Lake, and admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature