6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Colorado Springs
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Cripple Creek
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Leadville
— 1 night
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Dillon
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Drive to Sioux Falls

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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

Sioux Falls to Colorado Springs is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sioux Falls to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Museums

Cripple Creek

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cripple Creek day trip planning tool.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you will find days in Cripple Creek are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll around Garden of the Gods, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then stroll around Buena Vista River Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Cripple Creek to Buena Vista by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, Buena Vista is a bit cooler than Cripple Creek - with highs of 77°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
On the 9th (Mon), examine the collection at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center and then don't miss a visit to White Mountain Trading Post.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Buena Vista to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. August in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Leadville.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Museums

Side Trip

Leadville

— 1 night
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum and then explore the activities along Twin Lakes.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Leadville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Leadville with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in August, with highs in Leadville at 68°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dillon.

Things to do in Leadville

Parks · Nature · Museums

Dillon

— 1 night
The Town of Dillon is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for gifts at Hotel de Paris Museum, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then go for a stroll along the water at Dillon Marina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Dillon Reservoir.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dillon holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Leadville to Dillon takes an hour. Traveling from Leadville in August, expect nights in Dillon to be a bit warmer, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.