9 days in Denver Area Itinerary

9 days in Denver Area Itinerary

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9 days in Denver Area Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Castle Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Denver
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Castle Rock

Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock is an affluent home rule municipality that is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Castlewood Canyon State Park and Rock Park. Shop till you drop at Outlets at Castle Rock and Park meadows mall. There's lots more to do: explore by horseback at Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, trek along Mini Incline, identify plant and animal life at Gateway Mesa Open Space Park, and tee off at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Castle Rock online day trip planner .

Detroit to Castle Rock is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Castle Rock due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Castle Rock when traveling from Detroit in July, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Castle Rock

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Park meadows mall, Castlewood Canyon State Park
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Castlewood Canyon State Park ©
Castlewood Canyon State Park
Outlets at Castle Rock ©
Outlets at Castle Rock
Rock Park ©
Rock Park

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cherry Creek State Park and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at 16th Street Mall and American Museum of Western Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Roxborough State Park (in Littleton) and Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (in Golden). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and see the interesting displays at Forney Museum of Transportation.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Castle Rock to Denver in an hour. In July, Denver is a bit warmer than Castle Rock - with highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Roxborough State Park, Water World, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

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