10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
5
Crested Butte
— 2 nights

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 11th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

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Boston to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from Boston in August, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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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 Dream Lake. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, thenexplore the activities along Dream Lake, thenexplore the activities along Sprague Lake, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls and then explore the activities along Bear Lake.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. August in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): walk around Garden of the Gods and then admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

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night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Buena Vista is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Take a break from Crested Butte with a short trip to Curecanti National Recreation Area in Gunnison, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Kebler Pass, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Montanya Distillers, trek along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail, and fly down the slopes at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Crested Butte online trip builder.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Crested Butte in 2.5 hours. August in Crested Butte sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Curecanti National Recreation Area
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Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Curecanti National Recreation Area ©
Curecanti National Recreation Area

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