9 days in Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain National Park & Denver Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain National Park & Denver Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Denver
— 1 day
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Colorado Springs

— 5 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
You've added The Broadmoor Seven Falls, Skyline Drive, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and North Cheyenne Canon Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs holiday planning website.

Saint Louis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-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 Saint Louis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 day
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nymph Lake, Tundra Communities Trail and Trail Ridge Road. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, then trek along Tundra Communities Trail, and then explore the activities along Nymph Lake.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Denver

— 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Hammond's Candies and Denver Zoo. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get behind the scenes at Hammond's Candies, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Tours

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