13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
2
Estes Park
— Few hours
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
4
Alma
— 2 nights
5
Aspen
— Few hours
6
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
7
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
8
Canon City
— 2 nights
9
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
10
Denver
— Few hours

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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.
To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denver day trip planning site.

Pittsburgh to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Pittsburgh in June since evenings lows in Denver dip to 55°F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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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 24th (Wed): get all the information you need at Estes Park Visitor Center.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Estes Park itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Estes Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Estes Park Visitor Center ©
Estes Park Visitor Center

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then explore and take pictures at Old Fall River Road.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park journey maker tool.

Rocky Mountain National Park is very close to Estes Park. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alma.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road

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Alma

Alma ©
Alma is a Statutory Town located in Park County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): trek along Sheep Creek Trail. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Montgomery Reservoir.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alma trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Alma takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Alma, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Alma

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sheep Creek Trail
Highlights from your plan
Montgomery Reservoir ©
Montgomery Reservoir

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Aspen

Aspen
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Alma to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Alma in June, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. On the 28th (Sun), you're off to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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night
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.
On the 28th (Sun), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs road trip website.

Getting from Aspen to Glenwood Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in June, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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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.
On the 29th (Mon), cruise along South Rim Road and then take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 3 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Sand Dunes National Park, Royal Gorge Route Railroad and Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canon City: Bishop Castle (in Rye) and Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Skyline Drive, learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, and examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Canon City trip planner.

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Canon City in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Bishop Castle, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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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 3rd (Fri): walk around Garden of the Gods and then see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip app.

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Traveling from Canon City in July, Colorado Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Miramont Castle Museum
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Denver

Denver ©
On the 4th (Sat), wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To plan Denver vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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