Although Colorado is predominately known for its ski resorts, the state is also home to four incredibly different national parks, and a multitude of hot springs, which makes for an ideal summer road trip.

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All 4 of Colorado’s national parks

Spectacular mountain scenery

Mineral hot springs

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Day by day Itinerary

Colorado Parks 'n' Springs

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Day 1


Welcome to Denver, a walkable, outdoor city with 300 days of sunshine, brilliant blue skies and a backdrop of breathtaking mountain scenery. Discover all this mountain city offers, with the free shuttle that runs through the heart of the city center. Visit Red Rocks Park & Ampitheatre, famous of its one-of-a-kind outdoor concert venue that is surrounded by rock formations. Take a self-guided tour along the Denver Beer Trail and sample the craft beer or venture to historic Larimer Square, Denvers oldest city block. Pedal your way through denvers creative art districts or visit the Denver Art Museum. home to a famous collection of American Indian art.

Day 2

Rocky Mountain National Park

Travel Trail Ridge Road and cross the Continental Divide.

Day 3

Glenwood Springs

Soak in the Iron Mountain Hot Springs.

Day 4

Grand Junction

Visit Colorado National Monument.

Day 5

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Witness some of the steepest cliffs and craggiest spires in North America.

Day 6

Mesa Verde National Park

Tour the Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings.

Day 7

Pagosa Springs

Visit the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring.

Day 8

Great Sand Dunes

Explore the tallest dunes in North America.

Day 9

Royal Gorge to Colorado Springs

Visit the Royal Gorge before continuing to Colorado Springs.

Day 10


Tour the Garden of the Gods by jeep before returning to Denver.

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