4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Morrison
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Detroit

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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.
To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planning website .

Detroit to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Denver. You'll set off for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 25th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then explore the activities along Bear Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Morrison.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©

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night
Morrison

Morrison ©
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): walk around Lair O' the Bear Park, then browse the exhibits of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, and then trek along O'Fallon Park Upper Loop.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Morrison day trip app .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Morrison by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Morrison

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
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Lair O' the Bear Park ©
Lair O' the Bear Park
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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 27th (Fri): gain insight at United States Air Force Academy and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online day trip planner .

You can drive from Morrison to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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