9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Silverton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
End: New York City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, grab your bike and head to Cherry Creek Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver itinerary maker.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denver when traveling from New York City in April, with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), stroll through Palmer Park, stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus, head outdoors with Adventures Out West, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Adventures Out West, Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then hike along Mosca Pass Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Colorado Springs in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, with lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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nights
Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. You've now added San Juan Skyway to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): go deep underground at Idarado Mine, then cruise along San Juan Skyway, then stroll through Ice Lakes Trailhead, and finally head outdoors with Molas Pass. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Owl Creek Pass and Silver Jack Reservoir, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Silverton Mountain, and then stroll through Kendall Mountain.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Silverton trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Silverton. While traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Silverton, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Silverton

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Owl Creek Pass and Silver Jack Reservoir, San Juan Skyway
Highlights from your plan
Ice Lakes Trailhead ©
Ice Lakes Trailhead
Silverton Mountain ©
Silverton Mountain
Kendall Mountain ©
Kendall Mountain

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hike along Grizzly Creek Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Glenwood Railroad Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort and then appreciate the views at Roaring Fork Valley.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs day trip planner.

You can drive from Silverton to Glenwood Springs in 4 hours. Traveling from Silverton in April, things will get little chillier in Glenwood Springs: highs are around 38°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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