4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 1 day
— 1 night
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights


Estes Park — 1 day

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary planning app.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Estes Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Estes Park when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Durango.
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Durango — 1 night

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Durango in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Durango is slightly colder than Estes Park - with highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary, then hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

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Getting from Durango to Glenwood Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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.