10 days in Denver & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

10 days in Denver & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

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Denver
— 6 nights
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights

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.
You've added Garden of the Gods, Washington Park, Bishop Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Sanitas Trail and Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. History Colorado Center and Chapel on the Rock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Bierstadt Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park), Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour (in Georgetown) and Dancing Pines Distillery (in Estes Park). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denver itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Denver. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Bishop Castle, Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, Dancing Pines Distillery
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle

3
nights
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.
You've now added Mesa Verde National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, thentrek along Knife Edge Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mesa Verde National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, make a trip to Park Point, explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, thenstroll through Spruce Canyon Trail, and finally trek along Soda Canyon Overlook Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in April, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be little chillier, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Mesa Verde National Park ©
Mesa Verde National Park
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Step House ©
Step House

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