6 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

6 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Denver
— 1 night
End: Denver

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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.
To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Denver. In March, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Olympic Training Center as well as The Broadmoor Seven Falls. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and then catch a live event at Olympic Training Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls
Olympic Training Center ©
Olympic Training Center

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, hike along Emerald Lake Trail, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

Discover how to plan a Rocky Mountain National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock

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Denver

Denver ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colorado State Capitol as well as Denver Union Station. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip planning website.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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