10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 day
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
3
Dinosaur
— 2 nights
4
Grand Junction
— Few hours
5
Cortez
— 2 nights
6
Alamosa
— 2 nights
7
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
8
Denver
— Few hours

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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 6th (Thu): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, thencontemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip planning site.

Mobile to Denver is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Denver is little chillier than Mobile - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, thenexplore the activities along Bear Lake, and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, thentake in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and then stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. August in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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Dinosaur

Dinosaur ©
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dinosaur online trip maker.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Dinosaur in 7 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Dinosaur

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
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Dinosaur National Monument ©
Dinosaur National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center ©

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies and then take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction trip app.

You can drive from Dinosaur to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Dinosaur in August, Grand Junction is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

Meadery of the Rockies
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Downtown Grand Junction ©
Downtown Grand Junction
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, thenexplore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and then pause for some photo ops at Hovenweep National Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cortez tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Cortez takes 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Grand Junction in August since evenings lows in Cortez dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alamosa.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument ©
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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Alamosa

Alamosa ©
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at High Dune Trail, and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Alamosa day trip planning website.

You can drive from Cortez to Alamosa in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cortez in August; daily highs in Alamosa reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Alamosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
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Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge ©
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Alamosa to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Traveling from Alamosa in August, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. You'll set off for Denver on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nightlife
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Denver

Denver ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denver online road trip planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive
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Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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