5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
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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.
On the 7th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Benson Park Sculpture Garden. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, thencontemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary maker app.

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Atlanta in January, with highs in Denver at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks

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Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Estes Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, thentrek along Emerald Lake Trail, thenview the masterpieces at Mountain Blown Glass, and finally view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums Shopping Trails

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Emerald Lake Trail
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Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, thentake in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planning website.

You can drive from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Estes Park, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Rocky Mountains
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Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola and then take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs online visit planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Steamboat Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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