6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Morrison
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Houston

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planning app .

Houston to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in August, things will get little chillier in Denver: highs are around 85°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then look for gifts at Brownfield's, and finally take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Morrison.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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Morrison

Morrison ©
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. On the 16th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Littleton Museum, then stroll around Lair O' the Bear Park, and then get some jogging in at O'Fallon Park Upper Loop.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Morrison online trip maker .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Morrison by car takes about 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August: highs in Morrison hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Morrison

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Littleton Museum
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Lair O' the Bear Park ©
Lair O' the Bear Park
Littleton Museum ©
Littleton Museum

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll around Riverside Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Morrison to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Morrison in August, expect Buena Vista to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Riverside Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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night
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 18th (Sun): test the waters at a local thermal spa and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in August, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Tours Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

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night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 19th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Crooked Key.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

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