7 DAYS TRIP TO COLORADO
Day 1 - Night 1 : Glenwood Springs – 3H away from Denver
➜ Glenwood Canyon: Walk in the gorge of the Glenwood Canyon extending over 12.5 miles long. You will feel very small if you look up as you will be surrounded by 1,300ft walls high.
➜ Glenwood hot springs: Bath in a large pool any time of the year. In winter, you can inquire about ski, swim ans stay packages. Outdoor activities: fishing, rafting, hiking, horse riding.
➜ Glenwood Caverns and Adventure Park: Largest show cave open to the public in Colorado. You can also take your family to the fun park which includes thrill rides like Glenwood Canyon Flyer, Cliffhanger Roller Coaster and Giant Canyon Swing which will take your breath away + many more attractions.
Day 2 - Night 2: Grand Junction - Colorado National Monument - Rim Rock Drive
➜ Grand Junction – the largest city West of Denver
➜ Colorado National Monument (might seem boring said like that but it is not ;)
Colorado National Monument is red-rocks formation, steep cliffs and breathtaking views. Enjoy the ride.
➜ Take your KúKú for a drive on the Rim Rock Drive where you will see redrocks canyon, crisp blue skies and glorious views along the way.
➜ Stop at a stand fruits producer on the way and pick some for a taste of Colorado at its best!
Day 3 - Night 3: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
➜ Montrose and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. It‘s an incredible huge canyon made of black rocks. There are good hiking trails and amazing views. You can also take a tour for some more advanced hikes in the park.
Day 4 - Night 4: Mesa Verde National Park
➜ Drive South to Durango and go to the Mesa Verde National Park nearby to visit one of the 20 World Heritage sites of the United States of America. You will see massive cliffs dwellings, petroglyphs and also ancient dwellings. The cliffs dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park are the most notable and best preserved in the American continent.
Day 5 - Night 5: Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserves
➜ Today you will drive East to Alamosa and the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserves. This place is like a mini Sahara in the heart of Colorado. The Medano Creek create a white sand natural beach during the spring which makes this place special for local people. Tourists get also amazed when they see the huge mountains of sand and they like to hike them up then ski, sled or snowboard them down.
Day 6 - Night 6: The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
➜ On the way to Canyon city to check one of the world‘s longest and highest suspension bridge. The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park offers fun for the whole family through rides, beautiful sceneries, adventure and wildlife. Then, if time allows you should head to the Cave of the Winds and the Garden of the Gods on your way back to the capital.
Day 7 - Back to Denver:
➜ On the last day, you will drive back to Denver and explore the city. There are several museums to visit like the Children‘s Museum of Denver which is fun if you have kids. Also, the Denver Art Museum and the Museum of Nature and Science worth the look. If you are more looking into something fun to do then you could visit the Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park or the Denver Zoo. The Downtown Aquarium is also very nice and you can be sure that you get entertainment for the whole family.
➜ For more info about what to do in Denver you can look at our day trip in Denver offered in our 3 days trip to Colorado's suggestion.