7 days in Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder & Lakewood Itinerary

7 days in Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder & Lakewood Itinerary

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7 days in Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder & Lakewood Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  2​h
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boulder
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Lakewood
— 2 nights
End: Lakewood

1
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.
On the 25th (Wed), indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory, get a taste of the local shopping with Mountain Blown Glass, and then shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip app .

Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Shopping Tours Museums

Side Trips

Boulder, Mountain Blown Glass
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Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass

3
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Boulder trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Boulder takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lakewood.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
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Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

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Lakewood

Lakewood ©
The City of Lakewood is a Home Rule Municipality which is the most populous municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. On the 27th (Fri), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Coors Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Colorado Mills, sample the tasty concoctions at Golden City Brewery, and then wander the streets of Historic Olde Town Arvada.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lakewood online vacation planner .

You can drive from Boulder to Lakewood in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lakewood

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Golden, Historic Olde Town Arvada, Chapel at Red Rocks
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Historic Olde Town Arvada ©
Historic Olde Town Arvada
Golden City Brewery ©
Golden City Brewery
Colorado Mills ©
Colorado Mills

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