7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
2
Fruita
— 1 night
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
4
Denver
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online day trip planner.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Glenwood Springs is colder than New York City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

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night
Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Tue), 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.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Fruita day trip planning app.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Fruita by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, plan for much warmer days in Fruita, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Fruita

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Colorado National Monument, Downtown Grand Junction, 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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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 18th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Long House, thencontemplate the long history of Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Fruita to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Fruita in September, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Denver.

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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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 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, thenlook and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take a stroll through 16th Street Mall and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Denver in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, Denver is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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