10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
1
Denver
— 1 night
2
Golden
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cripple Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Frisco
— Few hours
6
Vail
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Boulder
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Birmingham

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coors Field. On the 15th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Denver online travel planner .

Birmingham to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Denver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Birmingham in May, things will get a bit cooler in Denver: highs are around 66°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Golden.

Things to do in Denver

Childrens Museums Nightlife Museums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Make your Golden itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Golden is just a stone's throw from Denver. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Golden

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur Ridge
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Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
You've now added Red Rock Canyon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip app .

Getting from Golden to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and bus; or do a combination of tram, train, and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nature Parks Nightlife
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Red Rock Canyon ©
Red Rock Canyon

1
night
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and then try to win big at The Brass Ass Casino.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cripple Creek travel route planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Cripple Creek sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Frisco.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Fun & Games Casinos
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The Brass Ass Casino ©
The Brass Ass Casino

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hours
Frisco

Frisco
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 19th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Dillon Reservoir and then make a trip to Oxygen Bar.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Frisco online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Cripple Creek to Frisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cripple Creek in May, expect nights in Frisco to be a bit cooler, around 31°F, while days are cooler, around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Frisco

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dillon Reservoir, Oxygen Bar
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1
night
Vail

Vail
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vail online trip builder .

Vail is very close to Frisco. In May, daily temperatures in Vail can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. You will leave for Glenwood Springs on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Parks Tours
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night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then stop by Sioux Villa Curio. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll the grounds of Linwood Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Vail to Glenwood Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Glenwood Springs are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Glenwood Canyon
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip app .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Alluvial Fan
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night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
You've now added Balloon Rides to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stop by McGuckin Hardware, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Valmont Bike Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boulder tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Boulder takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 44°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Valmont Bike Park ©
Valmont Bike Park
Balloon Rides
McGuckin Hardware ©
McGuckin Hardware

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