9 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Breckenridge Itinerary

9 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Breckenridge Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Breckenridge
— 6 nights

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, get a taste of life in the country at Glacier Creek Stables, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park travel route planner.

Breckenridge to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in July: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Breckenridge

— 6 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Your day by day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Aspen (Independence Pass, The John Denver Sanctuary, &more), South Park City Museum (in Fairplay) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Buena Vista). On the 15th (Sun), do a day of snowy sightseeing with Breckenridge Ski Resort. There's much more to do: make a trip to Main Street, fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Epic Discovery at Breck.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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