44 days in Colorado Itinerary

44 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  7 h
1
Denver
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Canon City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Buena Vista
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Aspen
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Loma
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Durango
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

7
nights
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Flatirons will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado Model Railroad Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Denver trip builder website.

Montreal, Canada to Denver is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Montreal to Denver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montreal in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Denver, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Flatirons, Lookout Mountain, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

6
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Benson Park Sculpture Garden. Get in touch with nature at Trail Ridge Road and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rocky Mountain National Park: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and The Dam Store (in Loveland). The adventure continues: stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Estes Park, Loveland, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

7
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Old Colorado City. Escape the urban bustle at The Broadmoor Seven Falls and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Mueller State Park (in Divide) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Mueller State Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

4
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Museum of Colorado Prisons and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Skyline Drive. Step out of Canon City with an excursion to Pueblo Zoo in Pueblo--about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers.

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Getting from Colorado Springs to Canon City by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Canon City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Pueblo Zoo
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

3
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Breckenridge Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Buena Vista: Fairplay (South Park City Museum & Pike National Forest). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Buena Vista River Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery, and experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista day trip planning website.

Getting from Canon City to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Canon City in July, with highs in Buena Vista at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fairplay, Breckenridge Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

7
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Maroon Bells and Independence Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake, Hanging Lake Trail, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, admire the local landmark of Mill Street Fountain, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ashcroft Ghost Town.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Aspen, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Loma.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Snowmass Village
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
nights
Loma

Loma ©
Loma is an unincorporated community and census designated place in Mesa County, Colorado, United States.Loma is located 18.5mi northwest of Grand Junction. On the 16th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, stop by Enstrom's, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument. On your second day here, wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa, and then appreciate the history behind Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial.

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Traveling by car from Aspen to Loma takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in July, with highs in Loma at 39°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Durango.

Things to do in Loma

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Junction, Meadery of the Rockies, Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial ©
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial

6
nights
Durango

Durango ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Long House and Balcony House. Cliff Palace and Spruce Tree House will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Ouray (Yankee Boy Basin & Ouray Alchemist Museum). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and take a peaceful walk through San Juan National Forest.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango trip planner.

Traveling by car from Loma to Durango takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Loma in July; daily highs in Durango reach 35°C and lows reach 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Ouray
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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