9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
End: Houston

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hanging Lake, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Houston to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In July, Glenwood Springs is colder than Houston - with highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails
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River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area and then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista journey planning website.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

South Park City Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

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Getting from Buena Vista to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 91°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

4
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.
Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Molly Brown House Museum (in Denver), Mini Incline (in Castle Rock) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs tour planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Molly Brown House Museum, Mini Incline, River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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