7 days in Cripple Creek, Rocky Mountain National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

7 days in Cripple Creek, Rocky Mountain National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Bern
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Cripple Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: New Bern

1
night
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek itinerary maker.

New Bern to Cripple Creek is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Bern to Cripple Creek. Traveling from New Bern in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cripple Creek, with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Mueller State Park
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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Many Parks Curve Overlook, thenadmire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and finally get all the information you need at Estes Park Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: hike along Emerald Lake Trail, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Getting from Cripple Creek to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cripple Creek in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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