9 days in Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

9 days in Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

Start: Rancho Santa Margarita
Fly:  6​h
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Rancho Santa Margarita

4
nights
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.
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Rancho Santa Margarita to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rancho Santa Margarita to Denver. Traveling from Rancho Santa Margarita in June, expect nights in Denver to be a bit cooler, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

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Side Trip

Clear Creek Rafting Company
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Clear Creek Rafting Company ©
Clear Creek Rafting Company

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Emerald Lake Trail and Deer Mountain. Get outdoors at North Inlet Trail and Chasm Falls. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls and trek along Lily Lake Trailhead.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Ouzel  Falls ©
Ouzel Falls
Deer Mountain ©
Deer Mountain

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