14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Fri), stroll around Buena Vista River Park and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Houston to Buena Vista is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Buena Vista. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Carbondale Public Art, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery.

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Drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Spas · Adventure

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Enos Mills Cabin Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls.

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You can fly from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, expect nights in Estes Park to be a bit warmer, around 54°F, while days are much warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, then meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 4 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Skyline Drive (in Cañon City) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and have fun and explore at Expanding Minds Unlimited - The Colorado Springs Children's Museum.

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You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Durango

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then take in the exciting artwork at Earthen Vessel Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Durango by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Durango when traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.