10 days in Colorado & Dodge City Itinerary

10 days in Colorado & Dodge City Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 1 night
2
Estes Park
— 3 nights
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
4
Dodge City
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Denver, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Prost Brewery. On your second day here, examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Joplin to Denver is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Joplin to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Joplin in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Denver. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Classes
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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Children's Museum of Denver ©
Children's Museum of Denver

3
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum as well as Rapid Transit Rafting. Step off the beaten path and head to Estes Park Ride-A-Kart & Cascade Creek Mini-Golf and Lake Estes Marina. Step out of Estes Park to go to Livermore and see Cache La Poudre Wilderness, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park sightseeing tool.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Estes Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cache La Poudre Wilderness
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Rapid Transit Rafting ©
Rapid Transit Rafting
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum ©
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum
Cache La Poudre Wilderness ©
Cache La Poudre Wilderness

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sky Pond. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alluvial Fan and Lily Lake Trailhead. Explore hidden gems such as Many Parks Curve Overlook and Tundra Communities Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, shop like a local with The Old Gallery Allenspark, get great views at Milner Pass, and take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip website.

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a stone's throw from Estes Park. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dodge City.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Sky Pond ©
Sky Pond
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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night
Dodge City

Dodge City
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dodge City vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Rocky Mountain National Park to Dodge City with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dodge City when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, with lows around 63°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dodge City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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