10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Golden
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
3
Cortez
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
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 North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and Palmer Park. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to Cripple Creek in Cripple Creek, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: visit Old Colorado City and admire the masterpieces at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Cripple Creek
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

3
nights
Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mother Cabrini Shrine and Dinosaur Ridge. Visiting Roxborough State Park and Deer Creek Canyon Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Golden with a short trip to Hamill House Museum in Georgetown, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at White River National Forest.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Golden road trip planning app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Golden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and tram; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Littleton, Dinosaur Ridge, Hamill House Museum, White River National Forest
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White River National Forest ©
White River National Forest
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

3
nights
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Cliff Palace and Hovenweep National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Balcony House and Spruce Tree House will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: walk around Towac Visitor Center and delve into the distant past at Yucca House National Monument.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cortez journey builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Golden to Cortez with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Golden in July since evenings lows in Cortez dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Towac Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument

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