7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Denver. February in Denver sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
On the 17th (Sun), stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then take a stroll through Old Colorado City Historic District.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs visit planner .

Take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Keep things going the next day: trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then see human ingenuity at work at Rifle Gap State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Glenwood Springs in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in February, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are colder (29°F), and nights are about the same (17°F). On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Spas

Side Trips

Rifle Gap State Park, Snowmass Sports
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Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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