8 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Alamosa Itinerary

8 days in Denver, Colorado Springs & Alamosa Itinerary

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Denver
— 3 nights
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
3
Alamosa
— 1 night

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Trail Ridge Road and 16th Street Mall. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Crown Hill Park. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Photography Tours (in Estes Park) and Many Parks Curve Overlook (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol, and sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Nashville to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in August, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Crown Hill Park, Photography Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours

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.
Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alamosa.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Alamosa

Alamosa ©
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge and then sample the tasty concoctions at San Luis Valley Brewing Company.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alamosa day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Alamosa takes 3 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Alamosa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alamosa

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge
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Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge ©
Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge
San Luis Valley Brewing Company ©
San Luis Valley Brewing Company

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