9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 2 nights
2
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
3
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights

2
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.
On the 31st (Fri), stroll around Crown Hill Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, thensteep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Denver route planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Denver. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Crown Hill Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

2
nights
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zapata Falls. On the 2nd (Sun), admire the sheer force of Zapata Falls. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at High Dune Trail and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Denver to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Denver in August, with highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve at °F and lows at °F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Zapata Falls
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls

2
nights
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Browns Canyon Rafting. On the 4th (Tue), walk around Buena Vista River Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): let the river carry you with Browns Canyon Rafting.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Buena Vista with the Route module. In August in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Browns Canyon Rafting ©
Browns Canyon Rafting

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glenwood Hot Springs Pool as well as Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. On the 6th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. On your second day here, explore the activities along Hanging Lake and then test the waters at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs road trip site.

Getting from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool ©
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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