19 days in Leadville, Cañon City & Rocky Ford Itinerary

19 days in Leadville, Cañon City & Rocky Ford Itinerary

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Leadville
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Cañon City
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Leadville

— 7 nights
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Interlaken Historic District (in Twin Lakes) and Buena Vista (Buena Vista River Park, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Elbert, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hopemore Mine Tour, stroll through Mineral Belt Trail, and hike along Hagerman Tunnel.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leadville road trip planning site.

Denver to Leadville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Denver in August, expect nights in Leadville to be much colder, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cañon City.

Things to do in Leadville

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Cañon City

— 7 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cañon City: Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation (in Guffey), Cripple Creek (Old Homestead House Museum & Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine) and Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnel Drive, and explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cañon City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leadville to Cañon City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Leadville in September, expect nights in Cañon City to be much warmer, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rocky Ford.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Rocky Ford

— 4 nights
Rocky Ford is a Statutory City located in Otero County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rocky Ford: La Junta (Vogel Canyon, Picketwire Canyonlands, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Otero Museum, and look for gifts at Knapps Farm Market.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Ford trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Rocky Ford takes 2 hours. In September in Rocky Ford, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Ford

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips