5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— Few hours
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
3
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens and then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Newark to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in October, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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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.
On the 13th (Sun), appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, shop like a local with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, thencruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park travel route planner.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Estes Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Many Parks Curve Overlook
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Spas
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Bells and Hanging Lake Trail. Go for a jaunt from Glenwood Springs to Rifle to see Rifle Gap State Park about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

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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. Traveling from Estes Park in October, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be little chillier, around °F, while days are colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Rifle Gap State Park, Maroon Bells
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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