10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
2
Denver
— 1 night
3
Estes Park
— 1 night
4
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
5
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stop by Focus on the Family Bookstore. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then sample the fine beverages at 300 Days of Shine.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs route maker website.

Roanoke to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Roanoke to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Roanoke in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

300 Days of Shine, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Focus on the Family Bookstore ©
Focus on the Family Bookstore

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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 9th (Mon): stop by Penzeys Spices, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Penzeys Spices, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, then trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then view the masterpieces at Mountain Blown Glass, and finally look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures.

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Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rocky Mountains and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Maroon Bells and Rio Grande Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Glenwood Springs: Aspen (The John Denver Sanctuary & Maroon Lake Scenic Trail). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Make your Glenwood Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Estes Park, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Visiting Steamboat Gondola and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Yampa River Core Trail and Yampa River Botanic Park. It doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and stop by F.M. Light & Sons.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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