7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 1 night
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Rim Rock Trail, then take a memorable drive along South Rim Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park online vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. In May, daytime highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of High Dune Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in May, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is little chillier at night with lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Rocky Mountain National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bear Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, and walk around Horseshoe Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park route site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 43°F.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.