8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Winter Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Glenwood Springs. In February, Glenwood Springs is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 29°F and lows of 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Winter Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Museums Shopping
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Thermal Spas
Cooper Corner Gallery ©
Cooper Corner Gallery

1
night
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 11th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Vasquez Peak Wilderness and then fly down the slopes at Winter Park Resort.

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Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Winter Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in February, things will get little chillier in Winter Park: highs are around 18°F and lows about 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Winter Park

Wildlife Parks Winter Sports
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Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

2
nights
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 12th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at The Studio Fine Art and Framing, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sleepy Hollow County Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip planner.

Getting from Winter Park to Estes Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Winter Park in February, expect nights in Estes Park to be a bit warmer, around 22°F, while days are warmer, around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Spas
Photography Tours
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at 16th Street Mall and Denver Botanic Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, catch some excitement at Back In A Flash Chiropractic & Massage, and see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

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You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Estes Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 21°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Boulder, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

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