8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
4
Montrose
— 1 night
5
Moab
— 1 night
6
Estes Park
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

Make your Denver itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

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River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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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.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains, thentrek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs day trip planning tool.

Getting from Denver to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Denver in August, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are much colder (°F), and nights are slightly colder (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
River Rafting & Tubing
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Hanging Lake Trail

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore and take pictures at South Rim Road and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, you will find days in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park are much warmer (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Montrose.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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Montrose

Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Mountain West, get engrossed in the history at Ute Indian Museum, thenrelax in the rural setting at Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas, and finally explore the activities along Montrose Water Sports Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Montrose tour planner.

Drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Montrose in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Montrose

Museums Parks Nature
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Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Montrose Water Sports Park ©
Montrose Water Sports Park
Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas ©
Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Montrose to Moab takes 3 hours. Traveling from Montrose in August, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Sleepy Hollow County Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip website.

Traveling by flight from Moab to Estes Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Moab in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Estes Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Chapel on the Rock
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Photography Tours
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

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