8 days in Denver & Crested Butte Itinerary

8 days in Denver & Crested Butte Itinerary

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8 days in Denver & Crested Butte Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Crested Butte
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Denver

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. Bring the kids along to Hidee Gold Mine and Purple Mountain Taffy Company. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dinosaur Ridge, get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and ponder the world of politics at United States Mint.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Estes Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Hidee Gold Mine, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): do a tasting at Stone Cottage Cellars, have fun and explore at The Trailhead Children's Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Montanya Distillers. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Gene Taylor Sports and then identify plant and animal life at Windstar Land Conservancy.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Crested Butte trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Denver to Crested Butte in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denver in July; daily highs in Crested Butte reach 79°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Windstar Land Conservancy, Gene Taylor Sports, Stone Cottage Cellars
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Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports
Stone Cottage Cellars ©
Stone Cottage Cellars
The Trailhead Children's Museum ©
The Trailhead Children's Museum

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