11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Silverthorne
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
5
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Denver

1
night
Silverthorne

Silverthorne
For people with the surname, see Silverthorne (surname).Silverthorne is a Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous town in Summit County, Colorado. To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Silverthorne online trip itinerary maker.

Denver to Silverthorne is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. While traveling from Denver, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Silverthorne, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 45°F. You will leave for Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Silverthorne

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Painted Wall, Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Gunnison Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Overlook, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and then get all the information you need at Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Silverthorne to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Silverthorne in June: highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 54°F. You will leave for Durango on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce
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Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Pulpit Rock Overlook ©
Pulpit Rock Overlook

3
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You've now added Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum to your itinerary. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip planner.

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Durango in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in June, Durango is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Durango

Tours
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Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

few
hours
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get answers to all your questions at Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve tour builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Durango to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.
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Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center ©
Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center

4
nights
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.
You've added Helen Hunt Falls, Pikes Peak Bike Tours, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Pikes Peak Bike Tours ©
Pikes Peak Bike Tours
Cheyenne Mountain State Park ©
Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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