5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Fruita
— 1 night
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
4
Denver
— 1 night

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Dallas to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction, identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument, and then learn about winemaking at Maison la Belle Vie Winery.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Fruita travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Fruita takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fruita, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Fruita

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Downtown Grand Junction, Colorado National Monument, Maison la Belle Vie Winery
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Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Downtown Grand Junction ©
Downtown Grand Junction
Maison la Belle Vie Winery ©
Maison la Belle Vie Winery

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

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Traveling by car from Fruita to Glenwood Springs takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Fruita in September, plan for colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Tours Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenadmire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, thenexplore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of 16th Street Mall.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Denver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September, Denver is a bit warmer than Glenwood Springs - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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