10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner
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Boulder
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Gunnison
— 1 night
Drive
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Alamosa
— 1 night
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 day
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Boulder — 3 nights

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bear Lake, Old Fall River Road, Emerald Lake Trail, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, get all the information you need at Alpine Visitor Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Forest Canyon Overlook.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Boulder sightseeing planning app.

Newark to Boulder is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Boulder, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Newark in July since evenings lows in Boulder dip to 60°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 1 night

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
You've now added Hanging Lake to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Boulder to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Glenwood Springs is slightly colder than Boulder - with highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Gunnison.
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Gunnison — 1 night

The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gunnison day trip planning app.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Gunnison in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gunnison: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alamosa.
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Alamosa — 1 night

Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alamosa day trip planner.

Drive from Gunnison to Alamosa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 1 night

Florence is a Statutory City located in Fremont County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Thu), wander the wide-open spaces of Bear Basin Packtrips. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center, then explore the historical opulence of Bishop Castle, and then take in the natural beauty of Dakota Hot Springs.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Alamosa to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alamosa in July, with highs in Florence at 91°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

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 reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs holiday planner.

Drive from Florence to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 9th (Sat).
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Denver — 1 day

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.
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and then take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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