4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Manitou Springs
— 1 day
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then stroll around Red Rocks Group Campground.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manitou Springs holiday maker site.

Dallas to Manitou Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Manitou Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for little chillier days in Manitou Springs, with highs around 64°F, while nights are colder with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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 23rd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a dose of the wild on Estes Park Guided Tours, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Estes Park vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Manitou Springs to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denver road trip site.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Denver are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.