9 days in Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

9 days in Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Denver
— 4 nights
2
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 Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (in Colorado Springs), Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing) and Estes Park (Horseback Riding Tours & Off-Road Tours). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and explore the world behind art at Museo De Las Americas.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip website.

Pittsburgh to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Idaho Springs, Estes Park
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:
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 Sky Pond. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, hike along North Inlet Trail, 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
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

Similar Plans

8 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Rocky Mountain National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, extra slow, hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Extra slow 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans