9 days in Colorado Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Broadmoor Seven Falls, Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Olympic Training Center. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

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Chicago to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Chicago in August, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

4
nights
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.
Rocky Mountain National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, and stroll through Cub Lake Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park travel website.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect nights in Rocky Mountain National Park to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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