8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Estes Park
— 3 nights


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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and then examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then stroll through Manitou Springs Incline.

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Cincinnati to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Denver.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Denver — 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. You'll explore and learn at History Colorado Center and American Museum of Western Art. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar, do a tasting at Balistreri Vineyards, browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum.

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You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Estes Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries
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Estes Park — 3 nights

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.
Visiting Trail Ridge Road and Alluvial Fan will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Snowy Peaks Winery. Go for a jaunt from Estes Park to Rocky Mountain National Park to see Old Fall River Road about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, shop like a local with Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Blown Glass, and sample the tasty concoctions at Rock Cut Brewing Company.

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Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Estes Park are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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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.