12 days in Denver Area & Telluride Itinerary

12 days in Denver Area & Telluride Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Denver
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Telluride
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Kalamazoo

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Evans and Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Union Station. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Castle Rock (Mini Incline & Gateway Mesa Open Space Park) and Jeffco Open Space Parks (in Golden). The adventure continues: make a trip to 16th Street Mall, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Denver tour planner.

Kalamazoo to Denver is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Denver is minus 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Denver are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Telluride.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Castle Rock, Aurora, Golden, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Telluride

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tomboy and Yankee Girl Mine. Get in touch with nature at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Telluride side-trips: Dennis Weaver Memorial Park (in Ridgway), Idarado Mine (in Silverton) and Yankee Boy Basin (in Ouray). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls and identify plant and animal life at Lizard Head Wilderness.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Telluride itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denver to Telluride takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Denver in September; daily highs in Telluride reach 66°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ouray, Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Idarado Mine, Lizard Head Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

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