4 days in Golden, Buena Vista & Nathrop Itinerary

4 days in Golden, Buena Vista & Nathrop Itinerary

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4 days in Golden, Buena Vista & Nathrop Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  30 min
1
Golden
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
3
Nathrop
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Denver

1
night
Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
On the 13th (Sun), catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, buy something for everyone on your list at Pearl Street Mall, and then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park, then stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Golden online day trip planner .

Denver to Golden is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also ride a tram; or take a bus. October in Golden sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Boulder, Carousel of Happiness
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Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Coors Brewery ©
Coors Brewery
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 15th (Tue), walk around Buena Vista River Park, then see Off-Road Tours, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Golden to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Golden in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Buena Vista, with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Nathrop.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Nathrop

Nathrop ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Princeton Historic Bath House & Hot Springs. On the 16th (Wed), boost your wellbeing at Mount Princeton Historic Bath House & Hot Springs, then identify plant and animal life at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, and then see a world frozen in time at St. Elmo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Nathrop trip planner .

Nathrop is very close to Buena Vista. In October, daily temperatures in Nathrop can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nathrop

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
St. Elmo ©
St. Elmo

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