9 days in Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

9 days in Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Denver
— 4 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Mount Evans. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Estes Park (Horseback Riding Tours & Off-Road Tours), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (in Colorado Springs) and Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Las Americas, and explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary app.

Pittsburgh to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Denver. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Estes Park, Colorado Springs, Idaho Springs
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Trail Ridge Road and Flattop Mountain Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, hike along Never Summer Ranch, explore the activities along Bear Lake, and admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

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

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