5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Canon City
— 1 day
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Vail
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night

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Canon City

Canon City ©

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, take an unforgettable tour with Royal Gorge Helitours, and then whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Canon City itinerary builder website.

Oklahoma City to Canon City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Canon City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canon City, with lows of 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Canon City

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Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Royal Gorge Helitours
Royal Gorge Route Railroad ©
Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Mountain Resort, then take a pleasant ride with Sage Outdoor Adventures, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beaver Creek Chapel. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, then test your team's savvy at Frisco Escape Room, and finally hit the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vail trip planner.

Drive from Canon City to Vail in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Canon City in December, plan for colder days in Vail, with highs around 25°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Sage Outdoor Adventures ©
Sage Outdoor Adventures
Frisco Escape Room ©
Frisco Escape Room
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort

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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 11th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, then get a tailor-made plan with Estes Park Guided Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Vail to Estes Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vail in December, expect nights in Estes Park to be about the same, around 17°F, while days are warmer, around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Spas

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
On the 12th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Denver are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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