14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Leadville
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 3 nights
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Lake City
— 1 night
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Crestone
— 1 night
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Alma
— 1 night
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Crested Butte
— 2 nights
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Idaho Springs
— 3 nights
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Leadville — 2 nights

On the 19th (Mon), trek along Leadville National Fish Hatchery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Elbert, and then stroll through Hagerman Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mineral Belt Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mayflower Gulch.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Leadville road trip planning app.

Kalamazoo to Leadville is an approximately 18.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Kalamazoo in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Leadville: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Buena Vista.
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Buena Vista — 3 nights

Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Aspen (The John Denver Sanctuary & Independence Pass).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Leadville to Buena Vista in an hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Leadville in June, with highs in Buena Vista at 79°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Lake City.
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Lake City — 1 night

On the 24th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wetterhorn Peak and Uncompahgre Peaks, get engrossed in the history at Hinsdale County Museum, and then head outdoors with Guided Fishing - Seth Withrow.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Lake City trip planning website.

Getting from Buena Vista to Lake City by car takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lake City, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Crestone.
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Crestone — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): shop like a local with Crestone Artisans Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point, and then look for gifts at Elephant Cloud Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Crestone travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Lake City to Crestone with the Route module. When traveling from Lake City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Crestone, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alma.
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Alma — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Montgomery Reservoir and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Democrat.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alma journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Crestone to Alma. When traveling from Crestone in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alma: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Crested Butte.
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Crested Butte — 2 nights

On the 27th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Upper Loop, then hike along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Kebler Pass.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Crested Butte trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alma to Crested Butte. When traveling from Alma in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Crested Butte: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Idaho Springs.
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Idaho Springs — 3 nights

On the 29th (Thu), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally try to win big at Grand Z Casino & Hotel. Keep things going the next day: experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness, then go deep underground at Phoenix Gold Mine, and then trek along St Mary's Glacier.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Idaho Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Crested Butte to Idaho Springs in 4 hours. Traveling from Crested Butte in June, you will find days in Idaho Springs are colder (51°F), and nights are a bit cooler (36°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car 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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