4 days in Morrison, Estes Park & Boulder Itinerary

4 days in Morrison, Estes Park & Boulder Itinerary

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4 days in Morrison, Estes Park & Boulder Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  30​min
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Estes Park
— Few hours
taxi + bus:  1​h
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Denver


Morrison ©
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Hiwan Homestead Museum, stroll around Lair O' the Bear Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel at Red Rocks, take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Morrison route builder app .

Denver to Morrison is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Morrison

Nightlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, Many Parks Curve Overlook, Hiwan Homestead Museum
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Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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 20th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, shop like a local with Mountain Blown Glass, and then learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Estes Park vacation planner.

Getting from Morrison to Estes Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Boulder.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Snowy Peaks Winery ©
Snowy Peaks Winery
Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery ©
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass


Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Folsom Field. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at BookCliff Vineyards - Boulder Winery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rabbit Mountain, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at City Star Brewing.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Boulder day trip site .

You can drive from Estes Park to Boulder in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Boulder sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Boulder

Wildlife Trails Parks

Side Trips

Rabbit Mountain, City Star Brewing
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BookCliff Vineyards - Boulder Winery ©
Liberty Puzzles ©
Liberty Puzzles
City Star Brewing ©
City Star Brewing