5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Fruita
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Canon City
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Detroit

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night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Detroit to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Museums
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Sat), engage your brain at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colorado National Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fruita vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Fruita takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August, Fruita is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Fruita

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs itinerary tool .

Getting from Fruita to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fruita in August, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be slightly colder, around 47°F, while days are cooler, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Tours Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Canon City trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Canon City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Canon City: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

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