8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Boston
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
1
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Leadville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Boston

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night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, then stroll through Red Canyon Park, and then let the river carry you with Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip builder.

Boston to Canon City is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Boston to Canon City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canon City, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours
Red Canyon Park ©
Red Canyon Park
The Abbey Events Complex ©
The Abbey Events Complex

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
On the 19th (Fri), admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then hike along Mosca Pass Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Canon City to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Canon City in June, expect Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Trails Outdoors Parks
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High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

1
night
Crested Butte

Crested Butte
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Crested Butte vacation maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Crested Butte. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June, you will find days in Crested Butte are little chillier (77°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). You'll set off for Glenwood Springs on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors Parks Trails

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures. Take a break from the city and head to Rifle Falls and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grizzly Creek Trail and Roaring Fork Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Glenwood Springs side-trips: Palisade (Hermosa Vineyards & Debeque Canyon Winery). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Glenwood Railroad Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Getting from Crested Butte to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Crested Butte in June, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Palisade, Rifle Falls
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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards

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night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 23rd (Tue), hike along Grottos Trail, trek along Ute Trail, and then hike along Lost Man Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Aspen sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Aspen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Aspen hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Leadville.

Things to do in Aspen

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail

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Leadville

Leadville ©
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Leadville trip builder.

You can drive from Aspen to Leadville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, Leadville is little chillier than Aspen - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Leadville

Museums
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Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin ©
Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin

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