14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Springfield
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Springfield

1
night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Arkansas River Tours has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): let the river carry you with Arkansas River Tours.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Canon City trip itinerary builder site.

Springfield to Canon City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Springfield in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Canon City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Adventure Wildlife Tours
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Arkansas River Tours ©
Arkansas River Tours

2
nights
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harvard City Riding Stables, Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and Four Mile Recreation Area. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area and then relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg and then take a pleasant ride with Harvard City Riding Stables.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner.

Getting from Canon City to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canon City in May: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 62°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area
Harvard City Riding Stables ©
Harvard City Riding Stables
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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 Confluence Park as well as Pulpit Rock Overlook. On the 28th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Overlook. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Adobe Badlands and then contemplate the waterfront views at Confluence Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Buena Vista to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in May: high temperatures in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park hover around 71°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Delta
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Pulpit Rock Overlook ©
Pulpit Rock Overlook
Confluence Park ©
Confluence Park

1
night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the activities along Hanging Lake and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Grand Junction takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colorado Adventure Center. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): whizz through the canopy at Colorado Adventure Center.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs journey planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Grand Junction, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 33°F. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Adventure Tours Outdoors

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cache La Poudre Wilderness and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Gateway Natural Area (in Bellvue). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Estes Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, expect nights in Estes Park to be somewhat warmer, around 54°F, while days are much hotter, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Gateway Natural Area, Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Cache La Poudre Wilderness ©
Cache La Poudre Wilderness

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